The White Sox are expected to add prospect Eloy Jimenez to the 40-man roster. Jimenez will be with the team during spring training.
Eloy Jimenez may be added added to the Chicago White Sox 40-man roster. Chris Kruc of the Chicago Tribune wrote Luis Robert, Micker Adolfo and Jake Burger are also expected to be in camp as non-roster invitees. This will give the team a chance to look at some of there up and coming talent.
Jimenez has really come in with a bang. The 20-year-old was great in the minors this past season and is a future stud. It’s just a matter of time before we see him patrolling the outfield for the White Sox.
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Jimenez was the main piece in the Jose Quintana trade in July. He’s been successful at every level of the minors and seems to be as good as advertised. It’s quite possible he’ll be even better.
What jumps out is the power he possesses for such a young player. In 89 games, he hit .312 with 19 home runs and 65 RBIs. That’s pretty impressive numbers at the minor-league level.
While he may not make the team to open 2018, he should have a shot to debut sometime later in the year. Maybe it will be a situation similar to how the team handled Yoan Moncada. Rick Hahn will likely be careful when to promote Jimenez to the majors. At the very least to ensure the team has maximum control over his future. He’s a potential cornerstone of the organization. So long as he stays healthy.
Jimenez is a star in the making. And he’s only 20 years old. That means the White Sox should have plenty to look forward to in the future. We’ll have to see just how well he does in the majors but if his time at the minors is any indication, then we have a future hall of famer in the making.