Eloy Jimenez

Eloy Jimenez

LF,RF - CWS
Age: 22Bats: RThrows: R

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Ownership

 
Yahoo
78%
 
ESPN
82%

Eligibility

Yahoo LF
ESPN LF
CBS DH,LF

Not everyone rookie can be a superstar right away. Bestowed with immense expectations after making the White Sox's Opening Day roster, Jimenez hit just .241/.294/.380 with three homers and a 29.4% K rate in 21 games. After missing three weeks with an ankle sprain, he began to display his sky-high upside in June, batting .284/.340/.602 with eight home runs. Those who stayed patient should receive the elite power prospect promised for the remaining three-plus months. He also shown much better contact skills throughout the minors, so a .240 batting average and 27.6% strikeout rate should improve. Jimenez suffered a right ulnar nerve contusion after colliding with Charlie Tilson, prompting his second IL stint of the season. He's hit for power, but not much else since returning.

For the most part, Jimenez has been a grand disappointment for fantasy owners who expected a.290 batting average with 30 homers as a rookie. The homers might come, but his approach at the plate isn't as polished as we all anticipated.

Jimenez is still adjusting to Major League pitching -- his strikeout rate is a good bit higher than it was in the minors -- but the power stroke has translated immediately. The uber-talent is capable of having a massive second half if everything clicks.