Saturday Review: Does Eloy Jimenez Have Any Flaws?
White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez has solid power potential, but are there any flaws in the outfielder’s game entering the 2018 season?
Eloy Jimenez quickly became a fan favorite of the Chicago White Sox after being acquired in a crosstown trade with the Chicago Cubs last July. Although Jimenez has yet to play a major league game, many fans are eagerly anticipating his arrival to the Sox that could happen later this year.
Jimenez only appeared in 18 games with Double-A Birmingham last season after an impressive stint with Single-A Advanced Winston-Salem. With the Sox entering their second rebuilding season, most of the focus from fans is on when Jimenez will get his opportunity with the team this year.
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The never-ending search for a flaw in Eloy Jimenz’s game-The Athletic (Subscription required)
Jim Thome, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this year, has stated Jimenez is a prospect that has stood out to him according to James Fegan of The Athletic. With Jimenez getting praise from a future Hall of Famer on his approach, there are others who are having a hard time finding any flaws in his overall game. There isn’t much for White Sox hitting coordinator Mike Gellinger to tell Jimenez to work on according to Fegan. Jimenez has been also praised for his confidence level and could have the ability to make others around him better.
Why Michael Kopech almost quit baseball-NBC Sports Chicago
White Sox top pitching prospect Michael Kopech nearly quit baseball after a string of unfortunate occurrences. From getting suspended for 50 games due to a PED violation, to fighting with a teammate and roommate which resulted in a broken hand, Kopech contemplated quitting baseball back in 2015. Now, the talented right-hander uses meditation before each start to get to the place where he needs to get.
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Welington Castillo plays ‘getting to know you’ refrain with White Sox-Chicago Tribune
Welington Castillo, 30, is playing with his fifth team since 2010. He originally debuted in the majors with the Cubs and was with the team when Rick Renteria was the manager in 2014. The veteran catcher is now working on developing new relationships again with pitchers at the start of White Sox Spring Training. Castillo has done this before with past teams, and he knows it’s not easy but he’s aware of how to manage this situation with the White Sox.