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2022 Baseball Roster

Andrés Leighton
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8 Kevin Jimenez

  • Position
    Infielder
  • Height
    5-11
  • Class
    Junior
  • Hometown
    Nogales, Ariz.
  • High School
    Nogales

Biography

Awards 
Second Team All-WAC | 2021

2021 (Sophomore)
Started all 51 games played ... Led the team in walks (41), ranked second on the team in runs scored (47), stolen bases (7), and doubles (13) , while also ranking third in batting average (.328) and fourth in hits (58) ... Had 16 multi-hit games, including a quintent of three-hit games ... Walked 41 times compared to just 29 strikeouts ... Recorded a double while adding in a pair of runs scored in the season opener against Abilene Christian (2/26) ... Collected four RBI and a triple against Northern Colorado (3/19) ... Knocked in a run while recording three hits against Sacramento State (4/9) ... Added a stolen base and run scored on the road against #18 Arizona (4/20) ... Went three-for-three with two doubles and two RBI against Tarleton (4/25) ... Hit a three-run homer against UTRGV (5/1) ... Recorded a pair of doubles and a homer against Utah Valley (5/7) ... Racked up three hits against Cal Baptist (5/14).

2020 (Sophomore)
Started all 16 games during the pandemic-shortened season, hitting .288 with eight RBI in 58 at-bats ... Had a hit in 14 of the Aggies' 16 contests, including three-multi hit efforts ... Started the season on a seven-game hit streak ... Swiped three bags on the year, tying for second most on the team ... 12 walks to his nine strikeouts ... Drove in two runs against Texas Southern (2/15) ... Collected his second two-RBI performance in the series opener against Iona (2/21) ... Racked up two hits and two stolen bases against Iona (2/23) ... Two more hits, including fourth double of the year, against Purdue Fort Wayne (2/29).

2019 (Freshman)
Appeared in 33 games with 25 starts … Strong freshman season at the plate with a .327 batting average, one home run and 24 RBI … Compiled a .472 on-base percentage … 26 walks and only 15 strikeouts … Took over as the starting DH in early April … Batted .362 with a .556 OBP in conference games … Recorded his first collegiate hit in the second game of the season in a win against Texas Southern (2/16) … Season-high three hits at Sacramento State (4/27) and at Seattle (5/12) … Collected his first collegiate home run in a series opening home win against UTRGV (5/3) … Went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in the final game of the season in the WAC Tournament against Sacramento State (5/25).

High School
Played varsity baseball at Nogales HS in Arizona ... Posted a .457 batting average with four home runs and 39 RBI during his senior season ... Belted seven home runs over his three-year varsity career ... Named an All-State pick in Arizona in 2018 ... Ranked as one of the top-35 high school players in Arizona at the end of his senior season ... Was a two-time baseball state champion as a junior and senior, the first for Nogales HS since 1981. 

Personal
Son of Roy and Cathy Jimenez … Has a younger brother, Kenneth … Cousin of former Aggie pitcher and current New York Mets prospect Marcel Renteria, who was drafted by the Mets in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB Draft after a stellar two-year career with the Aggies.

Statistics

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Historical Player Information

  • 31

    2019Freshman

    Infielder
    5'11" 175 lbs
    31
  • 8

    2020Sophomore

    Infielder
    5'11" 175 lbs
    8
  • 8

    2021Sophomore

    Infielder
    5'11" 190 lbs
    8
  • 8

    2022Junior

    Infielder
    5'11" 190 lbs
    8