Eloy Jimenez made his way back to Major League spring training on Monday. It was incredible to see him back in action with the Chicago White Sox on Monday after 99 lockout days made it seem like there would be no baseball.
He is the type of player that has an infectious smile and attitude. He brings that to the baseball field whenever he steps on one and it is incredible to watch. He is clearly looking forward to a great 2022 season ahead.
Jimenez is not only a sweet dude. He is also a magnificent baseball player. He is hoping to be less of a disaster in the outfield defensively but there is a case to be made for him as the best power hitter on the team.
Of course, Luis Robert is probably the best all-around hitter and Jose Abreu is the best run-producer but Jimenez certainly has the rawest power. He has the ability to reach incredible milestones when it comes to home runs.
Eloy Jimenez is going to do great things for the Chicago White Sox in 2022.
Not a single person should be even slightly surprised if Jimenez hits 50 home runs in 2022. He needs to stay completely healthy and not go through to many slumps to reach that milestone but he certainly has the power and bat talent to do so.
If he does reach that milestone, it would more than likely lead the White Sox and be near the top of the American League. He is a giften swinger of baseball bats and should be considered amongst the league’s best hitters. His defensive liability will always keep him from being considered an MVP caliber player but everyone should fear his bat.
Jimenez missed most of the 2021 season because of his bad play defensively. He hurt himself trying to rob a home run in spring training and didn’t make it back until after 99 regular season games. It would be nice to see him stay healthy all year.
Not only would it be good for him to hit like that, but it would also be good for the White Sox in terms of wins and losses. If he hits 50 home runs, there will be a lot of winning that follows that. Baseball is a team sport but getting all of those runs would be nice.
The good thing for Eloy is that no matter where he bats in the lineup, there will be good protection. All of the hitters around him are awesome so they can’t just pitch around him. Expect big things from Eloy in 2022 as he looks to help lead this team to a championship.