Saturday Review: Is Eloy Jimenez The Babe Ruth of Our Generation?
Eloy Jimenez, the White Sox top prospect is getting good praise and even a comparison to a Hall of Famer from teammates as Spring Training begins.
White Sox fans have been waiting for the arrival of Eloy Jimenez to the Majors ever since he was acquired in a trade with the Cubs in the Summer of 2017. Jimenez was knocking on the door for a major league promotion late last season but didn’t get promoted when rosters expanded.
Entering this upcoming season, it will likely be hard for the White Sox to keep Jimenez in the minors after the end of Spring Training, even for just a few weeks. However, the 22-year-old slugging outfielder has received some huge praises from his teammates to begin camp for the White Sox.
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White Sox teammates call Eloy Jimenez ‘the Babe Ruth of our Generation’ and ‘a future superstar’-Chicago Tribune
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Jimenez has received huge praise from his White Sox teammate Michael Kopech during Spring Training. Although Jimenez has yet to make his major league debut, Kopech already feels that he will be the Babe Ruth of this current generation.
Tim Anderson also praised Jimenez by stating he will be a future superstar and all eyes are on him according to Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune. Anderson mentioned that pitchers are afraid to pitch to Jimenez and he couldn’t wait to be in the same lineup as the third overall ranked prospect.
Letters from camp: Carlos Rodon is ready for an abnormal, healthy year-The Atheltic (subscription required)
Carlos Rodon hasn’t pitched a full season since 2016. After getting a late start to the last two seasons, it would be great if Rodon could have a completely healthy season in 2019. Rodon was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft but hasn’t truly lived up to his potential as a top of the rotation starting pitcher.
James Fegan of The Atheltic details how Rodon is working on not only having a healthy year in 2019 but also improving his durability. After an impressive run of solid starts last Summer, Rodon hit a wall in September and ended his 2018 campaign on a low note.