Chicago White Sox: Predicting the 2020 Opening Day starting lineup

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Chicago White Sox Eloy Jimenez
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128. . LF. Chicago White Sox. Eloy Jimenez. 6. player

Batting sixth and playing left field, number 74, Eloy Jimenez! The Chicago Cubs were so nice to give the White Sox a player like Eloy Jimenez in a trade for a guy like Jose Quintana. It is a trade that the White Sox fans are going to remind the Cubs fans of forever. Well, when a power hitter like that is in the six-spot you know you are in a good spot. The number of times that Eloy is going to come to bat with multiple runners on is going to make him even more dangerous.

He hit 31 home runs by accident in 2019 and that came with two extended stints on the disabled list. As long as he doesn’t try to karate chop a wall while playing defense he should be healthy for the majority of his career. Eloy is in this lineup to provide a tremendous amount of offense and play good enough defense to get him by.

He is also one of the easiest guys in the world to cheer for. He seems to be one of those dudes that is just always smiling. He gives the best interviews and always seems to be having a good time. This is exactly what the team needs from everyone so that they know that when the going gets tough, their top dogs will be there for them. Jimenez is going to be one of the best hitters in the league.

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