Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox

Age: 24 (November 27, 1996) | 6' 4" | 205lbs. | Bats: Right OF-54 LF-54 DH-1 PH-3
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
2 T A+ 2017 71 265 43 80 30 56 17 3 16 58 0 2 .302 .375 .570 10 19 .332 n/a
CHW AA 2017 18 68 11 24 5 16 5 0 3 7 1 1 .353 .397 .559 7 22 .429 n/a
CHW AA 2018 53 205 36 65 18 39 15 2 10 42 0 0 .317 .368 .556 8 17 .344 n/a
CHW AAA 2018 55 211 28 75 14 30 13 1 12 33 0 1 .355 .399 .597 6 13 .371 n/a
CHW AAA 2019 5 22 3 7 0 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 .318 .318 .500 0 23 .375 n/a
CHW AL 2019 122 468 69 125 30 134 18 2 31 79 0 0 .267 .315 .513 6 27 .308 48/18/34 18 17
CHW AL 2020 55 213 26 63 12 56 14 0 14 41 0 0 .296 .332 .559 5 25 .340 52/20/28 33 29
CHW AL 2021 43 167 19 42 12 43 8 0 8 31 0 0 .251 .304 .443 7 24 .291 51/21/28 5 5
Career 3yrs 220 848 114 230 54 233 40 2 53 151 0 0 .271 .317 .511 6 26 .313 n/a
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Making up for lost time, he's got 4 HR and 10 RBI in his last two games.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 10

Showed rust on the first pitch in the eighth inning from Zimmer, a fastball down the middle at 94. Not on the second, a hanging slider. Abreu walked intentionally to get to him. White Sox move from down one to up two.

With the addition of Eloy they are a whole nuther team.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 28

He's the first of the big AL injured players to be making progress in a minor league rehab.  At AAA he hasn't been dominant yet. It looks like a timing issue as his K rate is pretty high.  Overall, with 2 games at A+ and 6 games at AAA, he's 300/364/533 with 2 HR and 3 BB in 30 AB.  11 Ks, though, as mentioned.

I have one team with Trout and Buxton out.

My second team has Trout, Eloy, and Rendon.

My third has Trout, Luis Robert (who begins his rehab tonight), Bregman, and Bieber.

It's been one hell of a season of major injuries to stars, but the light is at the end of the tunnel for some.  Trout is running 90% and will go on a rehab this weekend. Same with Bregman. Rendon is with the team in LA, but he's been on the IL 3 times already, mostly for leg and groin injuries, so it may be an ongoing issue all year.  Buxton is Buxton, so missing half the season is normal, sadly.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 21
Strong start to rehab assignment
July 12, 2021
Jimenez (pectoral) has gone 3-for-7 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBI through the first two games of his rehab assignment at High-A Winston-Salem. He will continue his rehab at Triple-A Charlotte beginning Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
After serving as a designated hitter for the affiliate Saturday in his 2021 debut, Jimenez manned left field for seven innings Sunday before heading to the bench. The 24-year-old looks to be progressing well in his recovery from the left pectoral surgery he underwent in March, a procedure that was initially expected to keep him on the shelf for 4-to-5 months. Jimenez looks like he'll have a chance to return before the short end of that timeline, provided he can make it through his rehab assignment free of any setbacks.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 13

Just terrible news.  I've got him in one of three leagues, and even though I'm upset about how it affects that team, worse is how it affects him and the White Sox, who were already weak in the OF. I was expecting a huge breakout this year. He just looks so good at the plate. Incredible power. I hope he regains it soon, but I don't expect to see him in 2021. Five months of recovery puts him just before rosters expand, but where can he rehab once the minors shut down?

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 25

It would appear that the news is far worse than a hyper-extension. A torn pec could keep him on the sidelines for most of 2021. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mar 25

The good part of working from home during a pandemic:  having spring training games on.

The bad part:  watching Eloy possibly hyper extend his shoulder trying to make an over the wall catch.

John Thomas Roll2
Mar 24
Percentiles: Barrel 96 EV 91 xBA 84 xSLG 93 SO 36 BB 13 speed 62
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

Statcast undoubtedly measures these things to the inch, so I'm thinking Eloy wins the tiebreaker.

Ten Longest Home Runs in 2020

1) Ronald Acuna 495

2) Giancarlo Stanton 483

3) Alex Dickerson 480

4) Austin Riley 471

5) Bryce Harper 470

6) Marcell Ozuna 469

7) Matt Kemp 468

8) Aaron Judge 468

9) Teoscar Hernandez 466

10) Eloy Jimenez 466

11) Juan Soto 466

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 2

In today's newsletter from Baseball HQ --

Jiménez keeps mashing ... Eloy Jiménez (OF, CHW) put together an excellent 2020 campaign, finishing with a .296 batting average and 14 home runs in the shortened season. Fantasy managers seem to be expecting a repeat performance, as his NFBC ADP since January 1st sits at 37. Let's dig in to help determine if he's worth such an early pick.

Year   PA  HR  xHR    BA   xBA  bb%/ct%    G/L/F   h%  HctX  Brl%   PX  xPX  HR/F

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2018* 446 21 N/A .315 N/A 7/81 N/A 35 N/A N/A 128 N/A N/A
2019 526 32 30 .268 .255 6/71 48/18/34 31 94 13% 128 102 27%
2020 226 14 15 .296 .268 5/74 52/20/28 34 132 16% 150 125 31%
*MLEs

Jiménez packs some serious power:

  • He hits the ball on the ground at a high rate for a power hitter, but when he gets in the air, it is with authority. He ranked 8th in the league in average exit velocity on fly balls and line drives, and his lofty HR/F has been supported by xHR/F in both seasons (26% in '19, 33% in '20).
  • His Brl% ranked in the 96th percentile (per Statcast), while his Hard Hit % was even better, finishing in the 98th percentile. The one stat that doesn't support the monster power numbers is his average home run distance of 393 feet, which ranked 110th among qualified hitters, though it was 409 feet in 2019.
  • The high contact rate he displayed in the minors in 2018 didn't carry over to the majors, but he did cut down on the strikeouts a bit in year two. Another near-.300 BA may be tough to pull off again, but given the amount of quality contact he makes, he's a good bet to finish with a .280-plus mark in 2021.

Jiménez has been an excellent power source in his first two big-league seasons and was even a big-time BA asset in 2020. The average is likely to drop a little, but he should still help in the category, while adding plenty of runs and RBIs in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Jiménez doesn't run but will be a high-end four-category performer, and a small uptick in fly balls could yield 40-plus homers in 2021.


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Alex Patton Alex
Feb 19