White Sox top prospect hits 21st home run of the season on Monday night in Triple-A Charlotte’s loss at home in their series opener.
Chicago White Sox top prospect Eloy Jimenez hit his 11th home run of the season for Triple-A Charlotte in the team’s 8-7 loss to the Buffalo Bisons on Monday. Jimenez has 21 overall home runs between Double-A Birmingham and the Knights this season.
The 21-year-old outfielder went 1-for-4 with three RBIs in the Knights loss, but added another home run to his impressive Triple-A resume. Jimenez is currently hitting .351 with 11 home runs, 25 RBIs with a 1.065 OPS through 35 games with the Knights.
While many Sox fans want to see Jimenez promoted soon, the young slugger continues to destroy Triple-A pitching. Jimenez should get his opportunity with the Sox by September at the latest, but it would be great if he made his major league debut sooner rather than later.
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Zack Burdi has scoreless outing
Another Sox top prospect had a solid outing in relief for the AZL White Sox on Monday. Zack Burdi, the Sox 17th-ranked prospect pitched a scoreless inning in helping the AZL White Sox with a combined seven-inning no-hitter against the AZL Brewers. Burdi returned on Aug. 4 from Tommy John surgery.
He recorded three strikeouts in his one inning of relief on Monday night. The native of Downers Grove, Ill. appeared to be on a fastrack to the Majors last season but was sidelined with a UCL tear last July. Burdi would get Tommy John surgery and is working his way back from his injury. Through four appearances with the AZL White Sox, Burdi has allowed two earned runs, one walks and has recorded six strikeouts.
Kannapolis loses eighth straight game
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost their eighth straight contest 3-1 on Monday to the Lexington Legends. In the loss, the Intimidators had just three hits against the Legends. Parker Rigler posted a quality start for Kannapolis with six innings pitched and gave up just two earned runs while recording five strikeouts.
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