Eloy Jimenez
22-Year-Old OutfielderOF
10-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 7/31/2019
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.
Feeling no pain
OFChicago White Sox
Elbow
July 22, 2019
Jimenez (elbow) said he is pain-free Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Jimenez was placed on the injured list last week with a right ulnar nerve contusion, but the 22-year-old is already feeling better. The original hope was that Jimenez would be able to return before the end of the month, though he still hasn't resumed swimming, leaving him without a concrete timetable for his return.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
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29
14
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .758 80 9 4 12 0 .209 .325 .433
Since 2017vs Right .802 187 27 13 27 0 .257 .299 .503
2019vs Left .758 80 9 4 12 0 .209 .325 .433
2019vs Right .802 187 27 13 27 0 .257 .299 .503
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
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .838 123 14 7 19 0 .270 .333 .505
Since 2017Away .750 144 22 10 20 0 .221 .285 .466
2019Home .838 123 14 7 19 0 .270 .333 .505
2019Away .750 144 22 10 20 0 .221 .285 .466
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 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
0.29
 
BB Rate
7.9%
 
K Rate
27.0%
 
BABIP
.271
 
ISO
.240
 
AVG
.244
 
OBP
.307
 
SLG
.483
 
OPS
.791
 
wOBA
.343
 
Exit Velocity
90.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.5%
 
Barrels/PA
6.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
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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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Lands on injured list
OFChicago White Sox
Elbow
July 17, 2019
Jimenez landed on the 10-day injured list with a right ulnar nerve contusion Wednesday.
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Likely IL-bound
OFChicago White Sox
Elbow
July 16, 2019
Manager Rick Renteria said Jimenez (elbow) is likely heading to the injured list after exiting Tuesday's game at Kansas City, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Dealing with sore elbow
OFChicago White Sox
Elbow
July 16, 2019
Jimenez exited Tuesday's game against the Royals with right elbow soreness, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Leaves after collision
OFChicago White Sox
Arm
July 16, 2019
Jimenez left Tuesday's game against the Royals in the first inning after colliding with teammate Charlie Tilson in the outfield.
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Hits 17th home run
OFChicago White Sox
July 14, 2019
Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Athletics.
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