Jobel Jimenez joined the St. Louis Cardinals Major League coaching staff as Assistant Hitting Coach in August 2019. The 2019 season marks his 14th in the Cardinals organization.
Jimenez was previously in his first season as the Memphis hitting coach after two seasons in the same role with Springfield (2017-18). Prior to Springfield, he served as hitting coach at Peoria (A) for three seasons (2014-16).
The 2017 Springfield offense led the Texas League with 120 stolen bases, including a league-leading 38 from Oscar Mercado.
The 2016 Peoria squad led the Midwest League with 1,255 hits and co-led the circuit with a .266 average, thanks to three different Chiefs finishing in the Top 10 in batting average. The 2015 Chiefs were tied for second in the league with 157 steals, paced by Mercado's 50, which also led the league and Cardinals minor league organization.
Jimenez served as hitting coach for the Gulf Coast Cardinals in 2013 and began his career with St. Louis prior to the start of the 2007 season, when he began as hitting coach for the Venezuelan Summer League Cardinals from 2007-09.
Prior to joining the Cardinals, Jimenez worked for six years (2001-06) with the Red Sox as a scout, outfield instructor and hitting coach in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Jimenez, 41, also served as a Venezuelan scout and outfield instructor for the Marlins organization from 1999-2000.
A minor league outfielder in the Dodgers system for two seasons (1993-94), Jimenez moved to the scouting and coaching ranks and spent four seasons as an outfield instructor and VSL scout for the Dodgers from 1994-98.