Eloy Jimenez-#3 Ranked Prospect
Jimenez has been a popular prospect of Sox fans since being acquired in a trade with the Cubs during the Summer of 2017. The 22-year-old has appeared to be ready for the Majors since last Summer after a great stint with Triple-A Charlotte to end his 2018 season.
Through 55 games with the Knights last season, Jimenez owned an impressive .355/.399/.597 slash line with a .996 OPS, 12 home runs and 33 RBIs. Jimenez hit a combined 22 home runs through 89 games with Double-A Birmingham and Charlotte in 2018. Many Sox fans were eager to see Jimenez promoted last September but the front office held off and wanted him to work on his defense.
There isn’t much left for Jimenez to do in the minors. He’s been working on his defense this offseason and should make it hard for the Sox to hold him back even further in Spring Training. When Jimenez does make his major league debut, he should fit in nicely near the middle of the Sox batting lineup.