Jays Journal's Top 30 Blue Jays Prospects - 2024 Midseason Update

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4. Leo Jimenez- AAA (Previous Rank: 7)
23 y.o / RHH / SS/2B

We're at the point where it's pretty clear that Leo Jimenez is being underappreciated. He's in the midst of a very productive age-23 season while playing up the middle defense. Jimenez makes tons of contact and is willing to draw a walk. Him nearly walking as much as he is striking out at Triple-A is proof of his plate skills. He is capable of a standout exit velocity every now and again but his raw power is below average and his feel for elevating the ball with authority is lacking. In general, the biggest offensive hole for Jimenez is his high groundball rate. He has made recent strides in hitting for power but he's still unlikely to be an impact bat. If he can be even just an average hitter, he'll be a valuable player. Jimenez plays a solid shortstop and profiles as a potentially plus defender at second base should he make the move. He has been one of the more encouraging stories out of the farm this year and was recently called up to the majors.