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Eloy Jimenez | Outfielder | #68

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/27/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez homered on Sunday for High-A Myrtle Beach.
It's the sixth homer of the season for Jimenez, which is a solid number considering he's played in only 22 games. Since returning from a shoulder bruise, he's hit .293/.398/.560, so it sure doesn't appear there were any long-term ramifications from the injury. Jimenez can really hit, and the Cubs will have to find somewhere for him to play by the summer of 2018. Jun 12 - 1:40 PM

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Cubs outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez (shoulder) is slashing .286/.400/.508 in 75 plate appearances since returning to action with High-A Myrtle Beach.

Jimenez missed the first five weeks of the Carolina League season due to a bone bruise in his right shoulder, but the ultra-talented 20-year-old really hasn't skipped a beat from an overall development perspective. Along with the shiny .908 OPS, he boasts four home runs and 16 RBI through his first 19 games of High-A action. Jimenez could make it to Double-A by the end of the summer and might be a factor in the Cubs' plans for 2018.
Jun 7 - 10:46 AM

Eloy Jimenez (shoulder) has resumed playing the outfield in extended spring training games.

One of the Cubs' top prospects, Jimenez is working his way back from a bone bruise in his right shoulder. The Cubs will continue to take every precaution with the 20-year-old but he should soon be assigned to a minor league affiliate.
Apr 22 - 10:55 AM

Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez (shoulder) has begun serving as the DH in extended spring training games.

Jimenez was shut down in the middle of spring training after suffering a bone bruise in his right shoulder, but he's almost fully healed now. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that the team hasn't decided where Jimenez will be sent to officially open the 2017 season. The ultra-talented 20-year-old batted .329/.369/.532 with 14 home runs, 81 RBI, eight stolen bases, and 65 runs scored in 112 games last season at Low-A South Bend.
Apr 18 - 6:56 PM

Eloy Jimenez will be shut down for three weeks with a bone bruise in his right shoulder.

Jimenez was sent for X-rays and a CT scan this weekend after injuring his shoulder last week while making a throw in a Cactus League game. The good news is there is no structural damage. The 20-year-old top outfield prospect will probably be sent to High-A ball when he's given a clean bill of health.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Mar 20 - 1:04 PM

Eloy Jimenez underwent tests on his sore right shoulder.

He went for X-rays and a CT scan and should have his results back on Sunday. Jimenez hasn't played since making an awkward throw Tuesday against the Brewers. The highly-touted prospect has held his own in the Cactus League, hitting .321 with two homers and four RBI over 28 at-bats. The 20-year-old Dominican Republic native spent all of last season at Low-A South Bend.
Mar 18 - 6:41 PM

Cubs reassigned OF Eloy Jimenez, OF Mark Zagunis and INF Chesny Young to minor league camp.

The 20-year-old Jimenez impressed in hitting .321 with two homers in 28 at-bats this spring. He's at least a couple of years away -- he's expected to open this season in high-A ball -- but he has the most upside of anyone in the Cubs system.
Mar 17 - 1:08 PM

Cubs prospect outfielder Eloy Jimenez broke up the Reds’ no-hit bid on Friday with solo homer off Jumbo Diaz in the eighth inning.

File this name away if you haven’t heard of him already. Checking in at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Jimenez is quickly emerging as one of the top power-hitting prospects in the game. The 20-year-old batted .329 with 14 homers and a .901 OPS over 112 games with Class A South Bend last season. You know, because the Cubs could really use another big bat.
Mar 3 - 5:44 PM

Cubs OF prospect Eloy Jimenez said that he hopes to make the Opening Day roster.

"I think [it’s possible]. All I’ve got to do is play good and prove to them that I’m ready to play, and see what happens," Jimenez said through a Spanish language interpreter. It might be a fun thought, but don't count it as a realistic one. The 20-year-old spent the 2016 season at Low-A South Bend, where he hit .329/.369/.532 with 14 homers and 81 RBI over 432 at-bats. Fine numbers, to be sure, but an outright jump to the Cubbies at this point in his development would be a major surprise.
Feb 22 - 6:43 PM

Cubs OF prospect Eloy Jimenez provided three hits in Tuesday's win for Low-A South Bend.

The three-hit explosion extended his hitting streak to nine games. He's hit an absurd .588 during that span while lifting his season average from .322 to .347. Jimenez has taken the Midwest League by storm this season. He leads the league in doubles (35), slugging percentage (.550) and OPS (.934) and is also second in batting average. The Cubs had to part with several top prospects at the trade deadline but were able to hold onto Jimenez. The 19-year-old has an extremely bright future ahead of him.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Cubs OF prospect Eloy Jimenez reached base six times in Monday's doubleheader for Low-A South Bend.

Jimenez went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI as the Cubs defeated Peoria for the doubleheader sweep. The 19-year-old has been a dominant force this season, leading the Midwest League in RBI (64), slugging percentage (.522) and OPS (.892). He's also second in doubles (30), second in hits (112), second in batting average (.330), second in total bases (177) and fifth in home runs (11). Jimenez was offered up as part of the Aroldis Chapman trade but the Yankees wanted Gleyber Torres instead.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez had a monster night on Sunday, blasting a three-run home run and making a ridiculous leaping catch as the World Team beat the U.S. squad 11-3.

Jimenez made perhaps the play of the game, leaping over the wall in foul territory along the right field line to make a ridiculous catch. He then showed off massive power with a towering three-run shot off the facing of the third deck in left field at Petco Park. He also had an RBI double in the game, finishing the night 2-for-3. He has been impressive at Low-A South Bend as well this season, slashing .332/.372/.527 with 10 homers, 58 RBI and six stolen bases in 80 games.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 10:23:00 PM

Cubs OF prospect Eloy Jimenez blasted a game-tying three-run homer Tuesday in the West's come-from-behind win in the Midwest League All-Star Game.

He earned MVP honors by helping the West erase a seven-run deficit. Jimenez has been a force of nature during his 14-game hitting streak, batting .436 over that span with nine RBI. The 19-year-old leads the Midwest League with 24 doubles and 88 hits this season. He's also the league leader in OPS (.914) and slugging percentage (.535). Obviously Jimenez has nothing left to prove in Low-A and should expect a promotion in the near future.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 01:42:00 PM

Cubs OF prospect Eloy Jimenez socked a walk-off home run Sunday in a win for Low-A South Bend.

In doing so, he extended his hitting streak to 16 games. That's the longest streak in the Midwest League this year. Jimenez leads the league in hits (62), OPS (.939), slugging (.557) and total bases (102) and is second in home runs with eight. He's also third in both average (.339) and RBI (34). The 19-year-old has hit a ridiculous .382 in May after batting only .284 in April.
Mon, May 30, 2016 02:11:00 PM

Cubs OF prospect Eloy Jimenez tallied four hits Tuesday in a win for Low-A South Bend.

It was his first career four-hit game. The 19-year-old Dominican Republic native raised his average from .188 to .333 in the victory. Jimenez only stole three bags in 57 games last year but already has two in five games this season. There's still a long way to go in his development, which is fine because the Cubs are loaded right now and probably won't need him for a few years.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 12:31:00 PM

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