Perhaps the most fun player to watch on the Chicago White Sox is Eloy Jimenez. Of course, there is extra love for Eloy because of where he came from. The White Sox will forever be the winners of the trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs for Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, and two other prospects. Jimenez is a guy who came into the organization with the potential to become one of the best power hitters in the world.
As we stand right now, he is on his way to becoming just that. He had a great rookie season in 2019 and then just turned into an offensive superstar in 2020. He had a .296 batting average to go with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 55 games. Those numbers are fantastic relative to a 162 game pace for a player in his second year.
The main reason that fans should be thankful for him is that he hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential. This is just the beginning of what is to come. It makes it even more fun because of how much fun he clearly has while on the field. He likes to laugh and dance while playing which shows that he is just having a blast playing baseball. His defense needs work but his offense will always make up for it because it is so good. 2021 should be a huge year for Jimenez and his bat. We are extremely thankful that the Cubs handed him over.