Chicago White Sox: Eloy Jimenez is the AL Player of the Week

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The Chicago White Sox received an AL honor for the first time of many in his career by having an outstanding week at the plate.

The Chicago White Sox and Major League Baseball announced on Monday afternoon that Eloy Jimenez was the American League player of the week for last week. It is a great honor any time the MLB recognizes you and that is what happened for Eloy this week. He keeps getting better and better as the season rolls along and as it starts to wind down, he has asserted himself into the conversation for rookie of the year.

The rookie outfielder’s player of the week honors come for the period of September 9th-15th where he had a dominant week. He went 10-23 (a batting average of .435) with three home runs and 11 RBIs. That is a dominant week for any player but considering Eloy is a rookie, this is just the beginning. He is showing the potential of an MLB superstar and came exactly as advertised. He hasn’t disappointed White Sox fans at all and there were so many expectations on him where it would have been easy to be a little disappointing.

What makes this run for Eloy so much fun is how cool of a guy he is as well. He absolutely loves baseball and he shows it every single night. He never appears to be in a bad mood and is always having a good time. He is the kind of guy that fans of other teams will cheer for just because of how cool he is. The White Sox are so lucky to have him.

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He has struggled a little bit in the field this season but it is getting better and the important thing is that he is so interested in fixing that minor problem. He believes playing in the field is important for him staying engaged in the game. This season had two injury list stints for Eloy as well, so next year if that doesn’t happen, it is likely he will be amongst the best players in all of baseball as far as offensive numbers. It was a great week for Eloy and hopefully, this is the first of many honors as a Major League Baseball player.