Eloy Jimenez
22-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Bereavement
Injury Personal
Est. Return 4/26/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Jimenez will debut in April and has extreme upside in the four non-speed roto categories, making him worthy of a top-100 pick in redraft leagues. He improved after a promotion to Triple-A (157 wRC+ at Double-A, 179 wRC+ at Triple-A) while cutting his strikeout rate from 17.1% to 13.2%. The righty-hitting slugger slashed .327/.364/.570 against same-handed International League pitchers and almost a third of his hits (32.8%) went to the opposite field. Knee, pectoral, adductor and quadriceps injuries caused him to miss time in 2018 and he missed a third of 2017 with a variety of injuries, so durability is the only concern. He could be the best hitter in White Sox camp and will have a spot in the middle of the big-league lineup waiting for him once the team has secured an extra year of control by keeping him at Triple-A for a few weeks. Jimenez is the No. 2 prospect (behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr.) for redraft and dynasty leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $43 million contract extension with the White Sox in March of 2019. Contract includes $16.5 million team option ($3 million buyout) for 2025 and $18.5 million team option ($3 million buyout) for 2026.
Lands on bereavement list
OFChicago White Sox
Personal
April 22, 2019
Jimenez was placed on the bereavement list Monday.
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Jimenez has returned home to mourn the passing of his grandmother. He'll be eligible to return prior to Friday's series opener against the Tigers, and according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, that's when the rookie is expected to rejoin the White Sox. Nicky Delmonico was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding roster move and could see time in the outfield during Jimenez's absence.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+180%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+180%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .290 25 0 0 2 0 .087 .160 .130
Since 2017vs Right .812 59 6 3 6 0 .291 .339 .473
2019vs Left .290 25 0 0 2 0 .087 .160 .130
2019vs Right .812 59 6 3 6 0 .291 .339 .473
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
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2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .631 37 1 0 1 0 .278 .297 .333
Since 2017Away .681 47 5 3 7 0 .190 .277 .405
2019Home .631 37 1 0 1 0 .278 .297 .333
2019Away .681 47 5 3 7 0 .190 .277 .405
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Eloy Jimenez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
6.0%
 
K Rate
29.8%
 
BABIP
.300
 
ISO
.141
 
AVG
.231
 
OBP
.286
 
SLG
.372
 
OPS
.658
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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“If not now, when?” That was the Cubs’ explanation for dealing their remaining prospect gold for Jose Quintana in mid July. Jimenez, who headlined the White Sox’s return, seemingly embraced the same mantra, doing more damage with his bat than any other hitter in the minors after that trade. He hit .348/.405/.635 with 11 home runs, 16 doubles and a 37:17 K:BB in 195 plate appearances across stops at High-A and Double-A with his new organization. Unlike the game’s other elite outfield prospects, the chiseled 6-foot-4 Jimenez won’t be contributing with his legs, but profiles perfectly as a middle-of-the-order run producer. He has the raw power to string together 40-plus homer campaigns in his peak seasons, but in this era of widespread power, his potential to hit .290 or better might be just as appealing. With just 18 games under his belt at Double-A, Jimenez’s ETA is difficult to peg. He could be ready for the majors in July, but if the White Sox are disciplined enough to hold him down in a non-competitive season, they would gain an extra year of control.
The top international prospect in the 2013 international free agent class, Jimenez showed flashes of his potential with short-season Eugene in 2015. However, few could have seen him making this much progress between his age-18 and age-19 seasons. He led the pitcher-friendly Midwest League by a wide margin with a .901 OPS despite being 2.5 years younger than league average. Jimenez was raking when the weather was chilly in April and May and he kept raking all season long, even when most prospects hit a wall in July and August during their first exposure to a full-season league schedule. He continued to turn heads in the Arizona Fall League, where he became a Statcast darling due to some elite exit velocities. If someone wanted to nitpick Jimenez's offensive game, it would sound like this: "I kind of wish he walked a bit more as a 19-year-old." This is a top-10 dynasty league prospect with the potential to challenge for batting titles and hit 30-plus homers annually in the middle of one of baseball's best lineups.
The mere fact that he's even in the minors at his age says enough about Jimenez's potential. He was signed by the Cubs out of the Dominican Republic in 2013 as a 16-year-old pup, and he's already a veteran of two minor league seasons, covering more than 400 plate appearances. While his strikeout rate is a tad high, it's certainly not exorbitant and he did improve in that area (19.5-percent in 2014, 17.2-percent in 2015) for short-season Eugene last year. Understandably, he has a long way to go before he's patrolling the outfield at Wrigley, but seven home runs in 232 at-bats for Eugene as an 18-year-old bodes well for his future. Put simply, you could do worse than to throw a dart at Jimenez in a deep dynasty league.
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White Sox-Tigers postponed
OFChicago White Sox
April 20, 2019
Jimenez and the White Sox won't play Saturday against the Tigers after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Detroit, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Goes opposite field
OFChicago White Sox
April 18, 2019
Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Thursday's 9-7 loss to the Tigers.
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Heating up
OFChicago White Sox
April 13, 2019
Jimenez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in a victory over the Yankees on Friday.
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Back up to fifth
OFChicago White Sox
April 10, 2019
Jimenez is starting in left field and hitting fifth Wednesday against the Rays, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Drops to seventh in order
OFChicago White Sox
April 9, 2019
Jimenez will start in left field and bat seventh Tuesday in the White Sox's game against the Rays, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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