EricF wrote:I would compare him to Junior Spivey or Mark Grudzielanek. He will have a decent average and a little pop, and should score a fair amount of runs. You can forget RBI (he had his first of the spring today). One thing in his favor (maybe this doesn't count much for fantasy) is that he is a very patient hitter and will see a lot of pitches, thereby waiting for a good pitch to hit. The Reds are considering batting Adam Dunn second in the lineup, and that will be great protection for him.
One downside for Jimenez is that Ryan Freel is on the team. Freel is a sparkplug and Dave Miley will look for ways to get him into the lineup. If you want Freel to play, who are you going to sit? Dunn? Griffey? Kearns? Casey, shifting Dunn to 1B? Randa? Jimenez? Jimenez is the top candidate in my opinion, so he may miss some games or not finish some games.
Very good analysis of both sides.
I was going to say the same thing pretty much. He is a very good player to have if you're rather desperate for a 2B since he will fall pretty far and has great value for where he will be taken. He should be decent in AVG (.280-.290 maybe), solid in runs leading off for CIN, and could maybe hit 10-15HR. Not too bad for a bargain 2B if you ask me.
TP is the only thing that I have serious questions about at this point.