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Eloy Jiménez

Born: 11/27/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240
Primary Position: RF
Athletic, cut build. Still has room to grow into already big frame. Wide torso, large upper body, imposing force on the baseball field.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 08/15/2017
Dates Seen 3x in August
Affiliate Winston-Salem Dash (High A, White Sox)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Mild 70 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Noticeable crouch, hands start tight to head, open stance, moderate kick. Plus-plus bat speed, potentially premium at maturity. Drives through ball, flashed ability to let ball travel, keeps hands back. Bat control to oppo field; shows willingness to hit ball where pitched, covers plate well for a power hitter. Gets long/unbalanced on power stroke at times, mostly compact for a power hitter, doesn’t get beaten to a single spot. Capable of shortening swing with two strikes, waits for his pitch, saw spin. Incredible tool that should play plus utility at maturity.
Power 70 Premium raw, true HR power to all fields, great at turning on pitches in the inner half. High leverage/strength, capable of excellent launch angles. Deadly pull-side power; strong hands allow him to drive on any part of the plate. Projects to 30-35 homers.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Timed 4.41, 4.44. Lumbers a bit due to big body; below-average runner overall.
Glove 50 Little bit of a stiff mover in RF. Moves a lot of weight on the run, decent mover for his size. Works in RF, gets to all necessary balls, made solid reads, won’t run down balls in the gaps.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength, capable of throwing runners out, has velo/carry to reach bases in the air, will make runners think twice.

Jimenez is truly an elite power prospect who flashes the ability to hit for a great average as well. At just 20 years old in the Carolina League, Jimenez controls the bat head very well for a hitter who produces the kind of game power that he does. He shows a willingness/ability to work the entire field, with the ball jumping off the bat in a way that makes your head turn. His batting practice is something to behold, as you can fully see just how well he gets inside of pitches on the inner half. Pitchers will have to fool him to be successful because his bat speed won’t cause him to miss a pitch in his hittable zone all too often. He profiles well in right with a plus arm, too. Jimenez’s contact/power potential is something you don’t see everyday, and it could lead him to becoming the top prospect in the game at some point before he gets the call.

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