Chicago White Sox: Eloy Jimenez’ ceiling in 2020
The Chicago White Sox have a budding star in Eloy Jimenez. He had a sensational rookie year, but how high is his ceiling in 2020?
The Chicago White Sox had Eloy Jimenez in their lineup for most of the season in 2019. He had a subpar start early on as he tried to figure things out, but as he started to learn how MLB pitchers were attacking him he really started to put it together. He had a really good season and will be top three in A.L. Rookie of the Year in all likelihood. He ended with a .267 batting average to round out a slash line of .267/.315/.513. He chipped in 31 home runs and 79 RBIs which are amazing stats for a rookie.
What makes those stats even more impressive is the fact that he had two extended stints on the injured list. If that doesn’t happen, he likely hits 35-40 home runs and gets close to 100 RBIs. So that begs the question, what can Eloy Jimenez do in year two for the White Sox?
The answer might really excite White Sox fans as he can really hit the ground running in 2020. He is going to have a full season where he knows what he is doing and that is bad news for the rest of the MLB. He can easily put together a 40 home run and 100 RBI season if he stays healthy and consistent. He also has elite players like Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson in the lineup who were both top three in A.L. batting average around him to help him attain these numbers.
Jimenez is going to be a major part of the White Sox turning the corner in the rebuild and it starts in 2020. One of his injuries last season was self-induced while playing the outfield so if he can clean that up he will have a monster season. The sky is the limit for this player and was as good as advertised in his rookie year. The next step is him going from a great player to an elite player, which is something that is certainly possible for him. All fans should expect a monster season from Jimenez in 2020.