2023 MLB DRAFT: Antonio Jimenez, SS — Archbishop McCarthy (FL)

Antonio Jimenez already looks the part of a pro with mannerisms that you see on TV every day, but brings a game that matches, one that will translate either to his commitment at The University of Miami or in pro ball. A polished middle infielder, he’s also shown what he can do with the bat on multiple occasions at FSS events.

FSS Event History: Jimenez ran the gauntlet this summer, showing up well at the National Combine, Main Event and Caribbean Classic. He reached base three times at Fenway, including an RBI single.

Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 362

Joe Doyle on Jimenez:

Jimenez is a physical switch-hitter with defensive tools and a fluidity about his game on the dirt. Already reasonably physically mature, Jimenez will need to produce a bit more bat speed moving forward if teams are to buy into the entire package, but defensively, the actions are undeniable. Jimenez tied Carlos Correa’s recorded arm strength record with a 100 mph throw across the diamond. It’s elite arm strength. Even if Jimenez grows off the shortstop position, he has the makings of a potential double-plus third baseman. But the bat will need to mature if he’s reach his big league ceiling.

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