White Sox second ranked prospect has another multi-hit game for Double-A Birmingham. 2017 first round pick hits fourth home run of season.
Chicago White Sox fans have gotten used to seeing solid results from the team’s second ranked prospect Eloy Jimenez. Tuesday was no different as the 20-year-old outfielder recorded a multi-hit game for Double-A Birmingham.
Jimenez went 3-for-4 with a RBI double in the Barons 7-0 victory at home over the Tennessee Smokies. With the Sox promoting Jimenez to Birmingham from Single-A Advanced Winston-Salem on Aug. 15, the young outfielder has stayed hot at the plate. Through 15 games, Jimenez is hitting .368/.400/.614 with a 1.014 OPS for Birmingham.
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With the Barons season coming to an end on Labor Day, Jimenez could finish the year strongly in Birmingham. Jimenez recorded three hits for the third time in his last four games, and currently has a five-game hitting streak. If Jimenez finishes his season well, he could start 2018 in Charlotte. However, the Sox have shown they won’t rush any promotions during this rebuild.
Jake Burger, the Sox 2017 first round draft pick (11th overall) hit his fourth home run of the season for Single-A Kannapolis on Tuesday. Burger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Intimidators 4-0 over the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Burger is hitting .317 with two home runs and nine RBIs in his last 10 games for Kannapolis.
Dane Dunning, the Sox 10th ranked prospect recorded 10 strikeouts in a losing effort for Winston-Salem. Dunning allowed the only two runs of the game against the Carolina Mudcats via a home run in the fourth inning. The 2016 first round pick of the Washington Nationals didn’t get any run support in Winston-Salem’s 2-0 loss to Carolina, but rebounded nicely from his previous start.
In his last outing on Aug. 23 against the Mudcats, Dunning lasted just three innings and gave up six runs. On Tuesday, he pitched six innings to go along with double-digit strikeouts and allowed just two walks and two hits. Dunning overall has pitched well for Winston-Salem although his record is 5-8 but ERA is 3.73.
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