Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox

Age: 21 (November 27, 1996) | 6' 4" | 205lbs. | Bats: Right Minors: of-89 lf-71 rf-19 dh-17 ph-3
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG K% K/W BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHC A- 2015 57 232 36 66 15 43 10 0 7 33 3 2 .284 .328 .418 17 2.9 .321 n/a
CHC A 2016 112 432 65 142 25 94 40 3 14 81 8 3 .329 .369 .532 20 3.8 .391 n/a
2 T A+ 2017 71 265 43 80 30 56 17 3 16 58 0 2 .302 .375 .570 19 1.9 .332 n/a
CHW AA 2017 18 68 11 24 5 16 5 0 3 7 1 1 .353 .397 .559 22 3.2 .429 n/a
CHW AA 2018 53 205 36 65 18 39 15 2 10 42 0 0 .317 .368 .556 17 2.2 .344 n/a
CHW AAA 2018 55 211 28 75 14 30 13 1 12 33 0 1 .355 .399 .597 13 2.1 .371 n/a
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One of the comments in the Twitter storm created by Bill James.

Ken H

Los Angeles | Nov.9

Bill James is being disingenuous by always pointing to "view of marketplace" as the end-all, be-all conclusion to quash any opposing argument. He neglects to mention how younger players are almost always severely underpaid and exploited to give an unfairly huge advantage and benefits to the owners given how rules are structured (i.e. # of years service before becoming a FA, the international free agency pool, etc.). If true free market exists, and you allow free market force to operate, players as a whole will, and should be entitled to earn more. It's now almost impossible to disguise Bill James and many of the Ivy League management type's plantation mentality and uses the arguments of analytics to attain that, while neglecting the problem of the system as a whole in the first place.

Alex Patton Alex

Eloy's 2018 stats now on display.

In addition to everything else, he doesn't strike out.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 21

He won't forget this.  And he shouldn't.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Sep 4

Didn't play in Charlotte's final game of the season, after going 0-for-4 with two strikeoust the day before.

I think he might be a little discouraged.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 4

And, if and when Eloy leaves the ChiSox for a bucket of cash in free agency down the road, someone (many someones) will accuse him of lack of loyalty.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Sep 3

And what exactly is not to like in the self-penned article? Even if it's agent-penned?

He grew up poor in the DR. He stayed out of trouble. His first love was basketball. And now his goal is the HOF.

I'm rooting for you, Eloy. I just hope that after next year I can't afford you. 

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 1

Good question, Alex, and one that I don't think anyone other than the Chicago front office can answer. What baffles me, is that the White Sox had to know the reaction to their decision to not bring up Jimenez in September. All they had to do to avoid this hue and outcry was bring him up for a couple of weeks and tack it on next Spring. Maybe they're sending Eloy a message, especially in light of his self-penned Article from last week where he proclaimed he was ready? https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/eloy-jimenez-white-sox-chicago-im-ready

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Sep 1

That's exactly the rule that I was trying to describe, apparently without success.

Here's a question: How come Vlad is playing in the Arizona Fall League and Eloy's not?

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 1

The rule in the American Dreams League is a little different than Alex thinks. But it still benefits him if he never activates Eloy. Jimenez's price next year is $10 if he is in the majors regardless of whether Alex activates him or not. But if Alex doesn't activate him and he starts next year in the minors (which seems to be the White Sox plan), Alex can take him as his first reserve pick. Which means free talent for a guy who will spend 130 games in the majors. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Sep 1

Perversely enough, this is good news for me. If he starts next year in the minors, I keep him as a first-round reserve pick for free, as opposed to $10 if he starts on the active roster. But if he played this month, he could easily give me a boost in the standings, which would give more freezes.

In best case, I inch my way up in the standings without him and get the maximum freezes. In worst case I don't, while he plays so well in spring training that the White Sox have to bring him north with the team to avoid being laughing stocks.

Too late for that. They already are. Between this and Vlad and all the teams that are making money while they tank, the owners are just asking for war -- begging for it -- when the current CBA ends.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 31