Andrés Alfonso Giménez Osorio (born September 4, 1998) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the New York Mets in 2020.
Giménez signed with the New York Mets as an international free agent in July 2015. He made his professional debut in 2016 with the Dominican Summer League Mets and spent the whole season there, batting a combined .350 with three home runs, 38 RBIs, and a .992 OPS. In 2017, he played for the Columbia Fireflies where he slashed .265/.346/.349 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 92 games.
Giménez was rated as the best Mets prospect after the 2017 season by Baseball America. He spent the 2018 season with both the St. Lucie Mets and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, batting .281/.347/.409 with six home runs, 46 RBIs, and 38 stolen bases in 122 total games between the two clubs.
Giménez received a single vote in National League Rookie of the Year voting, tying him for seventh place with Ian Anderson and Sixto Sánchez. According to Statcast, his sprint speed was tied for fourth-fastest among Major League shortstops on the season.
On January 7, 2021, the Mets traded Giménez, Amed Rosario, Josh Wolf, and Isaiah Greene to the Cleveland Indians for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco. Giménez was the team’s Opening Day starter at shortstop. Giménez struggled at the start of the season and was demoted to Triple-A on May 18.
Andrés Giménez has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.