White Sox: Happy 23rd Birthday to Eloy Jimenez

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The Chicago White Sox are wishing their stud young outfielder a happy birthday today. They should be so thankful that he is in the fold for a long time.

On Wednesday, November 27th, Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez turns 23 years old! That is remarkable that he is so good despite being so young. His age 22 season was one that saw him come in fourth place in the rookie of the year race. He had a couple of lengthy stints on the injured list and he still managed to have that good of a season. The sky is the limit for this guy.

He had a slash line of .267/.315/.513 with 31 home runs, 79 RBIs, and 69 runs scored. That is great production for his age and he is going to get better. He is already one of the best hitters on the team and there are plenty of reasons to believe that he is going to be one of the best power hitters in the league in short order. He hit 31 homers as a rookie with some missed time so imagine as he gets better and plays in more games. White Sox fans should be so thankful this Thanksgiving season that he plays for our team.

Jimenez was acquired by the White Sox in a 2017 trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs. The White Sox also got Dylan Cease in the trade as well. He is getting better with every passing day and 2020 promises to be a big year for him. He is part of a great young core that has Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Lucas Giolito amongst others. This White Sox team is going to be so much fun to watch and Jimenez is going to be a big part of it all.

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If Jimenez could take even a slight step forward from where he was at in 2019 and the rest of the team does with him, they will be in the playoffs. There is no doubt that there are three or four superstars in the making that currently play for the White Sox and none are better than Eloy Jimenez. Happy birthday, Eloy. We are so happy to have you.