Chicago White Sox: Five players who need to repeat 2019
The fact that Eloy Jimenez is just scratching the surface of his potential with his 2019 numbers should really scare the rest of Major League Baseball. His raw talent is as good as any rookie to ever step into the White Sox dugout. He has all of the power you would want from a young player. He also came into the league as polished a hitter as you will ever see.
He struggled with the way MLB pitchers were attacking him early in his rookie year but once he caught on, he really caught on. He ended up coming in fourth place for the Rookie of the Year, but he probably deserved a higher vote. He had 31 home runs, 79 RBIs, and slashed .267/.315/.513 in his rookie year. Not only can he repeat those numbers in 2020, but he can also improve on them. This is a guy who can become one of the most feared hitters in the world.
Jimenez improving on those numbers throughout his career is scary. If those end up being career lows, that would mean he develops into one of the best players in baseball. Moncada started the White Sox rebuild when he was acquired but Jimenez excelled it when he was traded across town from the Chicago Cubs for Jose Quintana. The White Sox are so lucky to have him as he might be the team’s most electric player.