Eloy Jimenez
Eloy Jimenez
23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Rather than playing service-time games with their top prospect, the White Sox locked Jimenez into the Opening Day roster after inking him to an extension late in spring training. The 23-year-old was nagged by a hamstring injury early on and took some time to adjust to MLB pitching, but by the end of his rookie year, he looked like the premium power threat he had been billed as while moving through Chicago's system. Over the last two months, Jimenez sported a manageable 24.4 K% and hit .308 with a .917 OPS, which was a top-40 mark for all batters in that span. Entering his second season, Jimenez may need to improve on a weak 6.0 BB% to vault into the elite ranks of hitters, but his pedigree and late-2019 flurry will have many pegging him for a breakout. The positive buzz may push up Jimenez's cost as draft season rolls on, so his backers should be ready to invest at least a top-75 selection to secure him. 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.
Crushes third homer
OFChicago White Sox
August 5, 2020
Jimenez went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Brewers.
ANALYSIS
His blast to near straightaway center field in the sixth inning off Brandon Woodruff got the White Sox on the board. Jimenez is off to a flying start to 2020, hitting .333 (11-for-33) through nine games with three homers and eight RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .749 155 21 7 20 0 .248 .310 .440
Since 2018vs Right .879 386 53 27 67 0 .281 .324 .556
2020vs Left .000 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right 1.266 31 5 3 8 0 .407 .452 .815
2019vs Left .781 149 21 7 20 0 .259 .322 .459
2019vs Right .847 355 48 24 59 0 .270 .313 .535
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+77%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+19%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .778 232 27 13 36 0 .248 .302 .477
Since 2018Away .891 309 47 21 51 0 .289 .333 .557
2020Home 1.556 9 2 1 1 0 .500 .556 1.000
2020Away .881 28 3 2 7 0 .280 .321 .560
2019Home .748 223 25 12 35 0 .238 .291 .456
2019Away .892 281 44 19 44 0 .290 .335 .557
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
8.1%
 
K Rate
24.3%
 
BABIP
.364
 
ISO
.333
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.378
 
SLG
.667
 
OPS
1.045
 
wOBA
.439
 
Exit Velocity
86.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
52.0%
 
Barrels/PA
12.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
“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.
More Fantasy News
Drives in four runs
OFChicago White Sox
August 1, 2020
Jimenez went 4-for-6 with a home run, a double and four RBI in Saturday's 11-5 win at Kansas City.
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Delivers run in return
OFChicago White Sox
July 29, 2020
Jimenez went 0-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Cleveland.
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Returns to lineup
OFChicago White Sox
July 29, 2020
Jimenez (head) will bat sixth and play left field Wednesday against Cleveland.
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Remains in league protocol
OFChicago White Sox
Head
July 28, 2020
Jimenez (head) remains in the league concussion protocol due to the initial symptoms he illustrated after hitting his head Sunday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Cleared for practice but still out
OFChicago White Sox
Head
July 28, 2020
Jimenez (head) was cleared for full activity Tuesday but is still being monitored and is considered day-to-day, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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