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Jose Jimenez MLB Career Stats

329 24-44 4.92 521.1 319 1.45

Jose Jimenez Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Jimenez
  • Born: 7/7/1973 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: 9/9/1998
  • Last Game: 7/5/2004
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MLB Career Stats 24 44 4.92 329 38 110 521.1 319 1.45


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Jose Jimenez Stats

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Jose Jimenez Advanced Stats

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Jose Jimenez Statcast Events


Jose Jimenez Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/27/1999 St. Louis NL

TEX Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
1998 Arkansas TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
1998 Arkansas TEX

Jose Jimenez Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2000 24 9th in NL
2001 17 13th in NL
2002 41 6th in NL
2003 20 15th in NL
2004 8 18th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1999 2 16th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1999 2 2nd in NL


Season G Rank
2000 72 11th in NL
2002 74 13th in NL

Jose Jimenez Bio Info

Full name JOSE ANTENA JIMENEZ...Resides in Boca Chica, DR...Signed by Cardinals scout Bobby Diaz. 2003
  • Spent his 4th and final season in Colorado where he left as the franchise's all-time saves leader with 102 ahead of Bruce Ruffin's 60...Jimenez once again led the club in the saves department but would conclude 2003 by seeing his first starting action in almost four years...Converted 20 of 23 (87%) save opportunities, becoming the first Rockie to record 20 or more saves in three different seasons...The right-hander converted 102-of-122 (84%) save chances as a member of the Rockies.

  • Finished with a 2-10 record for the second year in a row...In his 56 relief appearances, Jimenez was 1-6 with a 5.81 ERA (62.0 IP, 40 ER)...Retired 37-of-56 first batters faced (.661) but allowed 6 of his 10 inherited runners to score...As a starter, he was 1-4 with a 4.31 ERA (39.2 IP, 19 ER), including a 1-3 mark w/a 4.08 ERA in 5 September starts (28.2 IP, 38 H, 13 ER).

  • Really rebounded after a slow first half...Prior to the All-Star Break, Jose was 0-5 with a 6.70 ERA and a .346 average against...Went 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA and a .302 average against in the second half...Posted a 7.11 ERA from April 1 through June 30 but then a 4.10 ERA from July 1 through the remainder of the season (63.2 IP, 29 ER)...Struggled with lefties all year long (.382 avg against) but improved in that category as well...LHB hit .423 off Jimenez as a reliever (60-142) but .290 in his seven starts (18-62)...Righties for the year hit .266 (59-for-222).

  • Season got off to a rough start as he blew a 4-run ninth inning lead to lose 8-7 in his first appearance of '03 on April 2 at Houston...Posted a 8.78 ERA for the month of April (13.1 IP, 13 ER) with the opposition hitting .455...Bounced back to compile a 3.18 ERA in May (11.1 IP, 4 ER) while holding the league to a .256 BA...Saved all three games in the Mets series, 5/13-15, the third time in his career he saved three straight ballgames.

  • Converted 12 straight save opportunities from 4/26-5/15...Was 16-of-17 in save opps through 6/15...After a blown save on 6/16 and a couple of close calls at the end of the month, Jose was moved out of the closer's role...Worked mostly in long relief and found success in that capacity...From 7/9 to 8/16, Jose gave up 8 runs- 7 ER-over 21.2 innings (2.91 ERA)...Picked up the victory on Aug. 8 vs. Pittsburgh, his first win since June 22, 2002 snapping a club-record 12-game losing streak...Jose's streak officially went from July 1, 2002 to July 30, 2003...John Thomson held the previous mark of 11 consecutive losing decisions, Aug. 21, 1999-Aug. 8, 2001.

  • Jose was then inserted into the rotation in place of an injured Shawn Chacon who went on the disabled list...Took the mound on 8/21 vs. Florida for his first start in nearly four years dating back to 9/29/99 vs. San Diego...Had appeared in 258 games out of the bullpen and collected 102 saves between starts...Allowed only 1 run on 5 hits over 6.0 strong innings in that first start against the Marlins, departing with a 4-1 lead...The Rox offense combined for just 10 runs in his first three starts (3.3 per) but only 5 of those came when Jimenez was actually in the game (1.7 per).

  • Got into the win column in his fifth start, an 8-2 victory at Arizona on Sept. 12 (5.2 IP, 8 H, 1 R/ER)...It was his first win as a starter since 7/5/99, as he had been 0-7 in his previous 16 starts...Jimenez and the Rockies were shutout 6-0 by the Astros on Sept. 18 at Coors, marking the first time in 361 games and 1,535 days that the Rox had been blanked at home...Snapped the longest home scoring streak in major league history, as Jimenez became the first Rockie to get a "0" in run support at Coors Field since July 4, 1999. 2002 In his third year as the Rockies closer, Jimenez set a club record with 41 saves in 47 opportunities, shattering the previous mark of 31 set by Dave Veres in 1999...The 41 saves doubled his career total entering the season, making him the franchise's all-time leader with 82...Appeared in a career-high 74 games, going 2-10 with a staff-best 3.56 ERA (73.1 IP, 29 ER)...The 10 losses were a new club record for a reliever and the most by any major league relief pitcher in 2002...Walked only 11 batters in 73.1 innings of work, a 1.35 walks-per-nine innings average...Only Mike Timlin (1.27) walked fewer per 9.0 IP among NL relievers...On the NL leaderboard, Jose ranked 6th in saves, 7th in save percentage (.872) and led the circuit with 69 GF...Tied for 9th in the Rolaids Relief Man standings with 96 points...Posted a team-leading 2.90 ERA (40.1 IP, 13 ER) at Coors Field to go with 23 saves...On the road, was 1-6 with a 4.36 ERA (33.0 IP, 16 ER) and 18 saves...Retired 55 of 74 first batters faced (.743) and allowed 6-of- 12 inherited runners to score...Began the season by converting his first 15 save opportunities from 4/3-6/1...Going back to last year, Jose converted 17 straight save opportunities from 9/23/01 to 6/1/02 setting a new franchise record...Broke the previous mark of 16 held by Darren Holmes (1993)...Saved all three wins in the Phillies series 4/26-28...Notched career save No. 50 on 5/12 at New York-NL...Did not allow an ER at Coors Field from 4/15-6/15, a streak covering 16 G and 15.2 IP...Overall for the month of May, Jimenez gave up just 3 R/1 ER, in 13.2 IP (0.66 ERA)...Did not walk a batter in 22 appearances from 5/7-6/23...Gave up his first home run of '02 on June 18 vs. the Yankees, first HR allowed since 8/11/01 at Cincinnati...Went 45 G and 45.2 IP w/o allowing a long ball...On 6/24 at Dodger Stadium, Jose became the Rockies all-time franchise leader in career saves with 61, passing Bruce Ruffin...When he plunked David Bell on 7/1, it marked his first hit-batsmen in 112 G and 115.1 IP dating back to 8/25/00...Recorded a save in 7 straight appearances 8/1-18, just 2 shy of Holmes' club record of nine consecutive appearances with a save (Aug., 1993)...Jose broke the single-season franchise record with his 32nd save on 8/13 at Florida...Had 8 total saves in August, the most in any month of his career...Closed out the year with a solid September, compiling a 1.98 ERA (13.2 IP, 3 ER) in 13 games. 2001 Jimenez pitched in 56 games, recording 17 saves despite 2 stints on the DL for inflammation in his right shoulder...Set a career high with 6 relief wins, tied for the sixth most in the NL...five of those victories came at Coors Field...Converted 17 of 22 save opps...Finished 49 games, 10th best in the NL...Did not allow a home run on the road from 4/9 to 6/17, a stretch of 37 appearances and 34.1 IP...Placed on the 15-day DL on 7/8 for right shoulder inflammation...Reinstated 7/23...Placed on the DL again 8/23 and activated prior to the 9/17 game vs. Arizona...All told, he missed 29 games on the DL...On the season, he allowed 6 of 24 inherited runners to score and retired 40 of 56 first batters faced (.714). 2000 Recorded the first 24 saves of his major league career, tying for 10th in the NL...In 31 total save situations, he recorded 24 saves and two relief holds, and sustained six blown saves...Finished eighth in the NL Rolaids Relief Man competition with 68 points...Earned his first major league save on 4/4 at Atlanta...Pitched 3.0 IP in that game, tied for the longest relief outing of his career...Had a career-long 5-game winning streak from 4/8-8/5...Won his season's first five games, and didn't receive a loss until 8/7 vs. Pittsburgh, in his 46th appearance...Converted 10 consecutive save opportunities, 4/21-6/11...Went 15 appearances without walking a batter, 5/3-6/11...Was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals with RHP's Manny Aybar and Rick Croushore, and INF Brent Butler for RHP's Darryl Kile, Dave Veres and Luther Hackman, 11/16/99. 1999 On 6/25 at Arizona, he became only the 23rd rookie to pitch a no-hitter...Faced one batter over the minimum and fanned 8 in a 1-0 shutout over Randy Johnson (who allowed just 5 hits and fanned 14 in a CG loss)...Jose turned in another outstanding effort against the D'Backs on 7/5 at Busch Stadium, a two-hit shutout...Fanned a career-best 9 in that contest and again defeated Johnson, 1-0...Those two shutouts ranked him T-2nd in the National League...Overall, his run support (4.25) was the 4th lowest among NL starters...Lost 7 straight decisions (8 starts) 4/28-6/4...Was tied for 4th in the league with 14 losses...On 7/21 at Cincinnati, he allowed only 3 hits in seven innings, but surrendered his first-ever home run to a right-handed batter (Pokey Reese), the difference in a 1-0 loss...On 8/17, the Cardinals optioned him to AAA Memphis for a three-week stay...Recalled 9/7, he made his season's only relief appearance, 9/11 vs. Pittsburgh. 1998 In his first big-league season, the right-hander won all three of his starts and pitched once in relief after the Cards brought him up from Arkansas (A) on 9/8...Held major league RHH to a .217 average...Made his big-league debut 9/9 at Cincinnati and tossed 3.0 scoreless relief IP, retiring the first 6 batters he faced while allowing just 1 hit...On 9/14 vs. Pittsburgh, he made his first major league start...Gave up 1 run and 4 hits in seven innings to earn his first ML victory...Was the Texas League Pitcher of the Year and led the organization with 179.2 IP...Tossed his first of two no-hitters, 8/27 at Shreveport (his season's only complete game)...Led the league in ERA, wins and innings pitched, was 4th in starts and average against (.239) and T-1st in shutouts...Was a Texas League All- Star and a Baseball America AA All-Star. 1997 At Prince William (A), was 9-7 in 22 GS...Fired 2 complete games (T-5th in CG's)...Was 4th in the Carolina League (3.09) and 4th in starter average against (.231). 1996 At Peoria (A), he went 12-9 with a 2.92 ERA...Walked only 2.7 per 9.0 IP, and fanned 129...Finished 4th in the league in ERA 2.92 and T-1st in shutouts (1). 1995 Led the Appalachian League in innings (90.1) for Johnson City (A)...Was T-2nd in shutouts (1), 3rd in strikeouts (85), T-1st in starts (14) and 4th in hits (81)...Walked only 2.5 per 9.0 IP...On Opening Day, Jimenez carried a no-hitter through five innings...Finished with just 2 hits and a walk in a 3-0 win...Fanned 16 batters in an 8-1 win on 8/11...Opened the off-season in the Cardinals' Winter Instructional League. 1994 Pitching for the Cardinals' Dominican Summer League club, he went 3-9 with a 2.77 ERA...Nine of his 19 appearances were starts. 1993 In his second year at Estadio Esqueya in the DSL, he went 3-5 with a 3.52 ERA. 1992 Jose spent his first professional season pitching for Estadio Esqueya in the Dominican Summer League...he made two starts in 18 appearances.