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Eloy Jiménez

Born: 11/27/1996 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: RF
Monster; tall, strong, lean body, plenty of natural strength, projection to develop more
Evaluator Grant Jones
Report Date 08/29/2016
Dates Seen 9x viewings April-July
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (Low A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 70 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Loose in the box, early rhythm, moderate leg lift gets swing flowing early, powerful hip rotation, quick hands, plus bat speed, natural feel for the barrel; shows ability to adapt and adjust ot pitchers, demonstrates ability to manipulate swing plane, can gear for power or get compact to drive the ball to all fields; leverage in swing generates carry, will occasionally open up and revert to longer swing with some miss; approach has shown improvement through season
Power 70 Raw power translates in games; leveraged swing, tons of lift, easy natural power with carry, ability to hit with authority to any part of the field, potential for 30-plus home runs, leverage in swing allows for carry in his contact to all fields
Baserunning/Speed 40 Fringe-average present runner, below-average projection as his body fills out; adequate for a corner, will not be a base-stealer, still able to add some value on base paths currently, but expected to regress as he grows into his profile
Glove 50 Not a liability, will make the routine plays, speed limits range some, has natural tracking ability to play into average
Arm 50 Above-average arm strength, throws lack a ton of carry, plays as more of an average tool

Jimenez was the best prospect in the Midwest League this year. He has transitioned from a raw, physical player with some questions on his approach, to a potential monster who has made adjustments to become more selective and reduce his swing-and-miss profile significantly. That he has made these improvements without trading off any of his power utility speaks to the offensive ceiling. His bat will carry him, but he he is by no means a bad fielder, with average potential in a corner outfield spot and enough arm strength for right. This is a potential All-Star player at the big-league level, with an impact, middle-of-the-order bat.

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