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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 20)
250 .241 9 26 32 0 .234 0.1
Birth Date11-27-1996
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age20 years, 6 months, 1 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics


Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2014 CUB Rk 42 164 .231 .243 .324 .349 .257 .261 98 -2.2 2.5 -1.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2015 EUG A- 57 250 .300 .248 .320 .355 .260 .321 94 10.4 6.9 -1.9 -1.7 -0.2 15.1 1.4 15.1 1.4
2016 SBN A 112 464 .320 .252 .317 .358 .259 .391 101 27.3 12.3 -3.7 -4.2 -0.3 35.7 3.4 35.7 3.4
2016 MSS Wnt 15 62 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MYR A+ 11 42 .378 .276 .351 .443 .295 .308 95 5.2 1.2 -0.4 0.3 0.0 6.0 0.7 6.0 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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2014 CUB Rk 164 13 34 8 2 3 27 10 32 3 1 .227 .268 .367 .140 .231 -0.3 0.0 -0.1
2015 EUG A- 250 36 66 10 0 7 33 15 43 3 2 .284 .328 .418 .134 .300 15.1 -1.7 1.4
2016 SBN A 464 65 142 40 3 14 81 25 94 8 3 .329 .369 .532 .204 .320 35.7 -4.2 3.4
2016 MSS Wnt 62 6 14 4 0 3 10 6 11 0 0 .255 .323 .491 .236 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MYR A+ 42 5 11 0 0 3 10 8 5 0 0 .324 .452 .588 .265 .378 6.0 0.3 0.7

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


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2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 525 68 142 28 2 23 76 33 122 1 0 .293 .341 .501 .294 29.0 LF -1, RF 2 3.2
80o 499 61 128 25 2 21 69 30 119 1 0 .275 .322 .471 .277 19.2 LF -1, RF 2 2.2
70o 481 56 117 23 1 19 64 27 117 1 0 .263 .308 .449 .265 12.7 LF -1, RF 2 1.5
60o 465 53 109 21 1 18 60 25 115 1 0 .252 .296 .431 .255 7.4 LF -1, RF 2 0.9
50o 450 49 102 20 1 17 56 24 113 1 0 .242 .285 .414 .246 2.8 LF -1, RF 2 0.4
40o 435 46 94 18 1 15 52 22 111 1 0 .232 .274 .397 .236 -1.5 LF -1, RF 2 -0.1
30o 419 42 87 17 1 14 49 20 109 1 0 .222 .262 .379 .226 -5.8 LF -1, RF 2 -0.6
20o 401 38 79 15 1 13 44 18 106 1 0 .209 .248 .358 .214 -10.4 LF -1, RF 2 -1.1
10o 375 33 68 13 1 11 39 16 102 0 0 .192 .229 .329 .198 -16.0 LF -1, RF 1 -1.7
Weighted Mean4585110621117582511410.248.291.423.2515.3LF -1, RF 20.7

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 71)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 81 Chris Marrero 2009 .000 DNP
2 79 Nomar Mazara 2015 .000 DNP
3 79 Jesse Winker 2014 .000 DNP
4 79 Gary Sanchez 2013 .000 DNP
5 79 Xander Bogaerts 2013 .300
6 79 Jonathan Garcia 2012 .000 DNP
7 78 Tommy Joseph 2012 .000 DNP
8 78 Josh Vitters 2010 .000 DNP
9 77 Jose Osuna 2013 .000 DNP
10 76 Matt Dominguez 2010 .000 DNP
11 76 Cody Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
12 76 Sebastian Valle 2011 .000 DNP
13 76 Caleb Gindl 2009 .000 DNP
14 76 Domingo Santana 2013 .000 DNP
15 76 Trevor Story 2013 .000 DNP
16 76 Delmon Young 2006 .271
17 76 Dilson Herrera 2014 .255
18 76 Renato Nunez 2014 .000 DNP
19 76 Freddie Freeman 2010 .199
20 76 Michael Burgess 2009 .000 DNP
21 76 Bobby Borchering 2011 .000 DNP
22 76 Rashun Dixon 2011 .000 DNP
23 75 Aderlin Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
24 75 Matt Olson 2014 .000 DNP
25 75 Chris Parmelee 2008 .000 DNP
26 75 Addison Russell 2014 .000 DNP
27 75 Jesus Montero 2010 .000 DNP
28 75 Alen Hanson 2013 .000 DNP
29 75 Rougned Odor 2014 .254
30 75 Matt Davidson 2011 .000 DNP
31 75 Willy Adames 2016 .000 DNP
32 73 Wendell Rijo 2016 .000 DNP
33 73 Jason Heyward 2010 .320
34 73 Jonathan Schoop 2012 .000 DNP
35 73 Jake Bauers 2016 .000 DNP
36 73 Franmil Reyes 2016 .000 DNP
37 73 Lewis Brinson 2014 .000 DNP
38 73 Luigi Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
39 73 Jefry Marte 2011 .000 DNP
40 72 Ramon Flores 2012 .000 DNP
41 72 Maikel Franco 2013 .000 DNP
42 72 Edinson Rincon 2011 .000 DNP
43 72 Billy Rowell 2009 .000 DNP
44 72 Danry Vasquez 2014 .000 DNP
45 72 Jon Singleton 2012 .000 DNP
46 72 Gabriel Guerrero 2014 .000 DNP
47 72 Jose Tabata 2009 .000 DNP
48 71 Justin Upton 2008 .277
49 71 Cheslor Cuthbert 2013 .000 DNP
50 71 Miguel Sano 2013 .000 DNP
51 71 Byron Buxton 2014 .000 DNP
52 71 Anthony Gose 2011 .000 DNP
53 71 Manny Machado 2013 .268
54 70 Raul Mondesi 2016 .190
55 70 Nick Noonan 2009 .000 DNP
56 70 Edgardo Baez 2006 .000 DNP
57 70 Starlin Castro 2010 .266
58 70 Jeimer Candelario 2014 .000 DNP
59 70 Wilmer Flores 2012 .000 DNP
60 70 Andrew Velazquez 2015 .000 DNP
61 69 Edward Salcedo 2012 .000 DNP
62 68 Amed Rosario 2016 .000 DNP
63 68 Alex Liddi 2009 .000 DNP
64 68 Adrian Cardenas 2008 .000 DNP
65 68 Jorge Polanco 2014 .455
66 68 Jacob Skole 2012 .000 DNP
67 67 Giancarlo Stanton 2010 .298
68 67 Cedric Hunter 2008 .000 DNP
69 67 Jurickson Profar 2013 .248
70 67 Tim Beckham 2010 .000 DNP
71 67 Joe Benson 2008 .000 DNP
72 66 Mike Trout 2012 .351
73 66 Elvis Andrus 2009 .242
74 66 Jay Austin 2011 .000 DNP
75 66 Chris Owings 2012 .000 DNP
76 65 Delino DeShields 2013 .000 DNP
77 65 Frederick Parejo 2011 .000 DNP
78 65 Dante Bichette 2013 .000 DNP
79 65 Hanser Alberto 2013 .000 DNP
80 65 Gorkys Hernandez 2008 .000 DNP
81 64 Christian Bethancourt 2012 .000 DNP
82 64 Dorssys Paulino 2015 .000 DNP
83 64 Ty Morrison 2011 .000 DNP
84 63 Anderson Feliz 2012 .000 DNP
85 63 Ronald Torreyes 2013 .000 DNP
86 63 Francisco Pena 2010 .000 DNP
87 63 Michael Almanzar 2011 .000 DNP
88 63 Orlando Arcia 2015 .000 DNP
89 63 Engel Beltre 2010 .000 DNP
90 62 Ruben Tejada 2010 .226
91 62 Francisco Lindor 2014 .000 DNP
92 62 Carlos Tocci 2016 .000 DNP
93 62 Carson Kelly 2015 .000 DNP
94 62 Jose Peraza 2014 .000 DNP
95 61 Brandon Drury 2013 .000 DNP
96 61 Avisail Garcia 2011 .000 DNP
97 61 Hak-Ju Lee 2011 .000 DNP
98 61 Gustavo Pierre 2012 .000 DNP
99 61 Domingo Leyba 2016 .000 DNP
100 61 Bryce Harper 2013 .303



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BP Annual Player Comments

2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Eloy Jimenez is a 19-year-old outfielder with serious power upside and no chance of ever winning a Gold Glove. Comps to Jorge Soler are an excellent illustration of why lots of people hate comps.
2015 After receiving the highest bonus ($2.8 million) in the 2013 international free agent class, Jimenez impressed enough to spend the summer stateside despite not even turning 18 until November. You could forgive the Cubs for thinking he's actually 25, because the hulking corner outfielder is built like anything but a teenager. As you'd expect, he projects to have top-tier power, as the ball jumps off his bat. The swing mechanics, on the other hand, are more akin to your Geocities home page, the one with the questionable overuse of blink tags and the "Always Under Construction!" animated GIF. But hey, you got smarter, signed up for a WordPress account, and now look. The Cubs' development staff is, to torture a metaphor, logging in now.

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: 2017 Rounds 1-2BP Fantasy Staff2017-03-06
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Liner Notes: NRI Watch: National LeagueBryan Grosnick2017-02-15
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Banjo Hitter: Age-Old QuestionsAaron Gleeman2017-02-07
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BP Chats

2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where does juan soto end up in the rankings the the end of the season?
(Brad from DC)
Assuming the ankle injury is a minor thing and he only misses a couple weeks and keeps doing Juan Soto things. How different is that from 2016 Eloy Jimenez? (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-04-05 23:00:00 (link to chat)20-team dynasty league: I'm arguably the best team n the league, but with no farm system prospects are eating at my bench. A rebuilding team sent me an offer: I give Eloy Jimenez, Lucas Giolito, and Mitch Keller, I get back Max Scherzer or Yu Darvish. If it pus me over the top, I have to do it, right? Would you take Max or Yu?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I'd probably do that deal in that context, yeah. First I'd try to counter for a deal that Eloy isn't in - see if you can replace him with a less-important-to-you MLB bat? I know he's on the DL in A ball, but man do I like that kid's swing almost as much as I don't like the thought of moving him (but yes, you probably do that deal if you're all-in, titles in a 20-teamer don't happen that often). I think I narrowly prefer Scherzer.

BTW, just saw the Lindor GS, and I'd like formally submit legislation to add him to my security council of players where I will pause whatever I'm doing to watch an at-bat. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Side A (sending): Gregory Polanco, Seth Beer (NCAA '18), Austin Beck (HS '17). Side B (sending): Eloy Jimenez, Robert Gsellman, Aaron Nola, J.B. Bukauskus (NCAA '17), Kevin Maitan. Keep forever dynasty league (5x5 + OBP, XBH... + QS, HLD). team A has Ozuna for LF, and really need pitching; Team B is loaded with pitching and needs a LF/UT (otherwise J. Upton). Fair deal? [Obviously we can draft players from HS, college, IFA guys (Ohtani, etc.).]
(Michelle from Milwaukee)
I like the deal for Side A if they're looking for pitching. I'm generally higher on Nola and Gsellman than most, and I would feel confident that you're going to get something productive out of at least one of the two. All told, I think it's a pretty fair deal. Most NCAA and HS players are so far away from producing at the major-league level, and there's so much that can happen during their development. You need to consider the impact of those players, but in terms of major league returns I feel good about it for Side A.

Now let me talk to Side B. In the short term, I'm not starting Polanco over Upton unless I really need steals. I know Upton has injury concerns, but he looked more like the player we expected him to be as last season went on. Upton gains even more value given that this is an OBP league. If your plan is to use Upton now and have Polanco for later I could see that, but don't sell him short in the present. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the top 5 prospects in 2018? Who are the top 5 prospects in 2019?
(Cubs Fan 69 from Illinois)
The correct answer is I have no idea. But this is fun. Let's say 2018: Victor Robles, Eloy Jimenez, Brendan Rodgers, Gleyber Torres, and Nick Senzel. 2019: Robles, Anderson Espinoza, Acuna, Michael Kopech, and Anderson Tejada. (Mark Barry)
2017-03-30 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Juan Soto the next big hitter? Better than Eloy Jimenez?
(Kevin from Washington, DC)
Juan Soto is not better than Eloy Jimenez. He is not the next big hitter. If everything breaks his way, he could be the next big hitter 3 years from now, but that's highly unlikely. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018 and 2019?
(Eric from Chicago)
Fun question. I'll say Victor Robles, then Eloy Jimenez. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-02-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)Eloy Jimenez+Jeimar Candelario for Jose Quintana -- who says no? (Frazier to a third-team to get the cubbies some sweeteners, if necessary). I assume it would be the cubs who'd keep this from happening, but would that be stupid of them? I get that eloy is a potential superstar, but the cubs have dynasty potential and Q seems like an ideal addition... Am I nuts?
(nkunke1 from wherever)
I don't think the Cubs would make that deal, no. From their standpoint they enter the year sitting on four very high-quality starters already, and with okay options between Montgomery and Anderson vying for the 5 slot. Eddie Butler was a nice little pickup for depth. I think they roll as-is and adjust accordingly in-season if and when need arises.

Dubwise time! Lee Perry, at the height of early Black Ark experimentation, working over a peak Wailers cut, because the world is a dark place right now, and we need light: (Wilson Karaman)
2017-02-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the highest ceiling Victor Robles, Glyber Torres or Eloy Jimenez?
(Drew 60 from Rochester Ny)
For fantasy I'll take Jimenez, IRL I'll go Robles

Marley's love songs have always been my favorites. Marley had an all-time elite combination of delivery, sincerity, and feel for working his way through a love song. Rock My Boat's one of the crucials for me to that end, understated and just...mmph. Extended mix: (Wilson Karaman)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for your deligent work, can you please rank these players with highest out come for career; Victor Robles, Eloy Jimenez and Ronald Acuna. Thank you
(bsgallo from Good evening)
Robles, then Jimenez, then Acuna. Robles and Jimenez are very close in my mind, and I might flip-flop them a week from now if asked again. Acuna is a decent-sized step below those two. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)14 tm dynasty - I was offered Springer, Blackmon, Sherzer, Porcello, Eloy Jimenez & Carson Kelley for Machado + skaggs. To add context my OF is currently Polanco, Marte and Sano. Sano would take over at 3rd if i took it.
(Charlie from San Francisco )
I'd take that. Wouldn't even have to think about it. (George Bissell)
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing this. Wondering what you think of Erick Fedde and Eloy Jimenez long term? I know they are very different prospects, but two I am interested in.
(Greg from Vancouver)
Fedde is a mid-tier starter if he can stay healthy, but his size and delivery don't give me a lot of confidence that he will. I'm higher on Jimenez than many. The offensive potential is considerable, and the Cubs have a good recent track record with their prospects. (Mike Gianella)
2016-12-08 23:00:00 (link to chat)Higher ceiling Eloy Jimenez or Gleyber Torres?
Eloy. It takes a lot for me to say that about a corner outfielder over a competent defender in e middle of the infield dirt, but, well, it's appropriate that we're talking about Eloy right now because he should only ever be discussed #afterdark (Wilson Karaman)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Soler to TB for Odorizzi? Soler and other prospects to TB for Archer? Thoughts on either of these options?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I was told Mike Montgomery is going be a major league starting pitcher, so why do you need Odorizzi or Archer? Anyway, the "other prospects" better be like Eloy Jimenez if you want Archer. He's really good and the contract is silly. I could see the Cubs looking for an Odorizzi type though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Anything you can do for my fantasy baseball itch right now? Still too far away!!!!!!! who are your top 5 must stash prospects for keeper leagues? Thanks for your time tonight!
(James from OKC)
I'll give you five names off the top of my head that aren't like consensus at the top of any prospect lists: Eloy Jimenez, Brent Honeywell, Josh Hader, Mitch Keller, Isan Diaz (George Bissell)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Think Juan Soto could become the best low minors hitter next year if he starts in full season ball?
(Mike from NY)
Sure, because if someone like Eloy Jimenez or Brendan Rodgers is in contention for this they're not going to be in the low-minors for long. Soto probably won't make it out of A-ball no matter what he does. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Isan Diaz or Eloy Jimenez cracking the preseason top 20? I am very bullish on both of their bats.
(TrickDaddy14 from YT)
I think Jimenez has a shot. I'm not completely sold on Diaz given he's likely a second baseman in the majors, but I also haven't had my ear talked off by Mauricio about him yet. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Juan Soto the next Eloy Jimenez?
(Craig from DC)
Because of the system and the circumstances of his break out, Robles' name comes up, but they are very different types of prospect. I don't hate the Jimenez comp, but it doesn't work as a comp because of handedness. Jimenez is also tooslier, while the thing you hear on Soto is he is just so advanced as a hitter for a 17-year-old. He could have a similar jump up our list after his first year in full season ball though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you project Eloy Jimenez to become? Is another Kris Bryant too much to ask for?
(Adam from Cedar Falls, Iowa)
"Another Kris Bryant" is too much to ask of any player, really. Hes putting up unbelievably numbers in his second season, and is the face of a star studded Cubs team. That said, I love Eloy Jimenez. I recently wrote him up here - as has Nathan Graham –
Throughout the year I saw Jimenez work on his approach and improve every game, and by the end of the year he was a completely different player. It was fun to watch, and he hit some of the most impressive home runs I have seen in a long time. In Dayton he hit one that was a no doubter line drive that I believe South Bend tweeted out the exit velocity was something like 114-116 which is crazy good for any league, let alone the MWL. (Midwest League Wrap Up)
2016-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dayton had a terrible season overall, but in the second half they had Nick Senzel leading the team to give the fans some sort of bright spot. Was he the best prospect that came through the league?
(Frank The Tank from The Quad)
I think Eloy Jimenez was the best prospect, but there are several players that would be up for consideration (Espinoza, Diaz, Alvarez), but Senzel would definitely be in the conversation. Fortunately the MWL had some really top tier talent. (Midwest League Wrap Up)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Moving forward, please rank these guys on their offensive production potential only... Juan Soto, Isan Diaz, Eloy Jimenez, Victor Robles, Rafael Devers, Ronald Acuna. Thank you
(Randy from Chippewa)
Just offense, I'd go: Jimenez, Devers, Robles, Diaz, Acuna, Soto. That's a good group. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-09-27 21:00:00 (link to chat)Is Juan Soto the next Eloy Jimenez?
(Eric from Washington, DC)
I got two questions in a row (!) about Juan Soto. I know he's hitting well at a very young age. I know the Stateside track record is short. I know he didn't have Jimenez's pedigree when he signed and isn't a match for Jimenez's, um, hugeness. But I do see the gaudy stats and I've seen a little video. I'm no expert, but my short answer is: no, he's not the next Eloy. But he could be really good. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-09-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a 14 team, 40man roster dynasty I've grown board of winning...seriously. So I have decided to rebuild. I now roster an exciting group of high risk players: Devers, Robles, Acuna, Rosario, Isan Diaz, Kyle Tucker, Eloy Jimenez, Kilome, Keller, Allard, and Fried. Then add in young MLBers like Harper, Rizzo, Altherr, Cotton, Cody Reed, Matz, Jake Thompson, and Skaggs. With only 4 teams as suitable buyers, would you be happy with Urias & Gallo for Bumgarner, & Josh Bell & Ryan Healy for Cole Hamels? I likely could also land Giolito. I'm currently trying to convince the guy that Giolito's value has bottomed out. Any example as to how Giolito has been valued in any of your leagues, or what can you tell me about your opinion on him moving forward? Kind of a long winded question, but a fun one! Thanks in advance!
(BPChatsChangedMyLife from Niagara, ON)
Giolito hasn't been traded in any of my leagues, so I have no direct experience with that. I own Giolito in two of my leagues, a deep NL-only keeper league and a deep mixed keeper league. I didn't trade him in either league because in both leagues, I was more focused on 2017 and beyond than 2016.

I don't think I'd be happy with dealing Bumgarner for Urias & Gallo (assuming you're getting Urias & Gallo). I'm lower on Gallo than most. I'm not sure he'll make enough contact to be a great roto player, and I think that even if he does eventually become a productive roto player, it'll take a while for him to get there and the struggles will be brutal.

Assuming you're on the Bell/Healy side of the Cole-Hamels-for-Josh-Bell-and-Ryon-Healy trade, I'd hang on to Hamels, too. I haven't seen enough from Healy to convince me that his big step forward this year will be 100% sustainable, and Hamels is really dang good. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018, 2019 and 2020?
(Sam from NJ)
2018: Victor Robles
2019: Eloy Jimenez
2020: Jason Groome (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jarrett, do you think Juan Soto is next year's Eloy Jimenez?
(MW from Upstate NY)
Didn't get a chance to see him. Have heard some excellent things. Certainly could be. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)I jumped early on Eloy Jimenez in a dynasty league, and now everyone is sniffing around...the man going to be a rock for my squad for years to come or should I sell high on the dude?
(smelmoth from The Cape)
Eloy, my sweet Eloy. The Midwest Leaguers talked about him in the earlier chat today, and I'll point you to that transcript, along with our two Eyewitness Reports on him from this year, below. Both of those reports put a 70 on his OFP, with first-division likelihoods. I'll add for my part that he was the most impressive non-top-15 prospect I saw at the Future's Game. Gorgeously balanced BP swing, super easy top-shelf power, and if you believe the adjustments he made this year are signs of future growth potential (I do) I wouldn't entertain trade requests for him that didn't involve Trout/Altuve type returns.

MWL Chat:
Report 1:
Report 2: (Wilson Karaman)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Eloy Jimenez rank in the Brendan Rodgers, Victor Robles, Crawford question?
(Scott from Nyc)
I'd put him behind those three but ahead of the two outfielders, with the asterisk that I might be light, that dude's a beast in the making. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Brendan. Should we be concerned about Eloy Jimenez's walk rate, or just blown away by his overall performance at 19 in Low A?
(Keith from Farmington, CT)
The latter. He may never walk a lot but he doesn't have to. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)2 Questions: First of all, if the BP top 50 list was written AFTER the Futures game, I assume Eloy Jimenez would have made an even more drastic jump? How high? I feel I gotta treat him like a t10 prospect, with all arrows pointing up. Second of all, how impressive was Chih-Wei Hu in the Futures game? He looked MLB ready with a lot of movement on his pitches. Same thing for Carson Fulmer.
(fawkesmulder from Zzyzx)
I'd hope the list wouldn't change too much after just one game. That said, I was driving the Eloy bus. I had him just outside the top ten on my personal list. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Eloy Jimenez has gotten a lot of pub recently, and rightfully so in my mind. Offensively, do you think he can be an above average player? Something in the mold of a left field version of Adam Jones perhaps?
(Chilly from The road)
Could have more power, won't have Adam's legs. I think I get what you're going for in the high dingers-few walks sense though, and yes, it will be kind of like that. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-06-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Heading into the season I bought stocks in both Eloy Jimenez & Franklin Perez. Do you see these stocks going to continue to rise into next year? Any opinions on these 2 players?
(Paul from Not Sure)
I am not a fanasy guy, like at all. But I have seen a good amount gf Eloy this year so far and really am impressed by him. He will continue to rise, especially if he continues to work with coaches on his approach. (Grant Jones)
2016-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)What should we look out for of prospects who are young for their level? I.E. Eloy Jimenez is tearing the cover off the ball with Luis Alexander Basabe is struggling?
(Jerry from Earth)
My focus is the Midwest League so when you're looking at guys that are still in the early stages of their developmental curve are bat speed, the ability to recognize spin, and athleticism. If a prospect is struggling but still possesses those skills I would give them a decent chance to come out of it. (James Fisher)
2016-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Earlier in this year when discussing Eloy Jimenez, one site noted that disparate SO and BB rates have been stumbling blocks for young RH corner players like Joel Guzman, R.Liriano, Willy Mo Pena, etc. Would you lump Jimenez into that group?
(Nick from Chicago)
"When in doubt, stat 'em out" was a piece of advice I received early on in my baseball career and strike out to walk ratio is definitely one to keep an eye on. I wouldn't lump Jimenez into that group yet because he is still in A-ball and he shows the ability to make adjustments with his swing and approach. Let's give him some time to make adjustments and then we can revisit the conversation. (James Fisher)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Karaman. As someone who hoped on the pre-season bandwagon of Eloy Jimenez & Luis Alexander Basabe what should we be looking for from them this season as seems mixed results as of now?
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
Progress noted in the scouting reports from the start of the season to the end, and at least some corresponding cues in the production, however minor. Both are relatively raw players playing 2+ years young for their level.

Halftime! I'll be back in a jiffy kids, mean time here's some mo' smoove grooves (the smoovest, in fact): (Wilson Karaman)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Crawford. As someone who hoped on the pre-season bandwagon of Eloy Jimenez & Luis Alexander Basabe what should we be looking for from them this season as seems mixed results as of now?
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
Mixed results are going to happen all year, what I think you should be looking for is some semblance of consistency, particularly in the second half. Both these guys are extremely talented, and their upside suggests they can be impact players. It's just gonna take some time. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)What is Eloy Jimenez's potential? how good can he be?
(Frank from Chi Town)
Lot's of Eloy Jimenez questions in the queue so I guess it's time to ride the Cubs hype train. Jimenez has plenty of bat speed and power to go along with it but the strikeouts are troubling. He really likes to swing and will have to reign in the discipline if he wants to realize his immense potential. There is a lot to like in this profile and I could see him being a top 10 prospect in the future, maybe not this year but soon. (James Fisher)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Bissell. As someone who hoped on the pre-season bandwagon of Eloy Jimenez & Luis Alexander Basabe what should we be looking for from them this season as seems mixed results as of now?
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
Call me George. Mr. Bissell is my father. Literally, he's a high school teacher and everything. I wouldn't be concerned one bit about Basabe given his age and the league setting. He's going to be a dude as we like to say. (George Bissell)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Karaman! Got 2 hitting prospects and pitchers wouldn't mind getting your opinion on: Eloy Jimenez & Luis Alexander Basabe; Franklyn Kilome & Junior Fernandez. If you could have only one of the hitters and pitchers in your system who would you choose and why?
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
Can I cheat and take Jimenez/Basabe? I wrote about both those guys recently as sweet ceiling guys, and given that all four of them are reasonably equivalent degrees of raw I'd want the two bats. Kilome's been a tire fire in his first three starts, but assuming he's okay (haven't seen any firsthand reports yet) I'd probably prefer him as the arm if you HAVE to do 1-1. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Do you have any Low Minor prospects you are high on that aren't really known but you think that by this time next year may have some buzz?
(David from Atlantis)
From the NWL, Jake Brentz, Luis Liberato, Enyel De Los Santos, Mac Marshall, Yeyson Yrizarri. If I had to take a deeeep dive, Zack Nehrir, Lane Thomas, and Carlos Hernandez. Eloy Jimenez and Justin Steele probably don't count because Cubs, but I liked them too. Colin Young wants me to say Brett Kennedy. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know he's raw as onions, but Eloy Jimenez have a discussion for the top 101? Would he be more of a top........151? 201?
(Scott from of Lincolnshire)
He wasn't mentioned a ton, but the ceiling is certainly there. I think he'd be in the 151 range, at least for me. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)No one seems to be talking about Eloy Jimenez in Chicago. Could he leap into the spotlight as the next great cubs prospect. He years away but seams to.have the tools from the outside
(Brett from VANCOUVER)
He's a jump to light-speed away from the Majors, but I can see the potential there. Yes, get excited! Why not. The future is so bright in Chicago. (George Bissell)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Gleybar has stolen his thunder, but is it time to get excited over the potential of Eloy Jimenez?
(Ken from Cleveland)
Don't overdo it by selling your house and following Jimenez all around the minors and in the offseason, but do get excited from afar. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)So luckily my house hasn't sold yet, what type if player can Eloy Jimenez be? Jorge soler like, top 40-50 prospect
(Oscar from Scanton)
Maybe, but he's so far away. That's probably the ceiling, but you can say that for so many guys at this age. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any surprises in Cubs camp getting underplayed? Not necessarily guys that have a chance to make the big league roster, but minor leaguers that look ready to breakout?
(Ryan from Chicago-ish)
Gleybar Torres and Eloy Jimenez each looked good, but they're lightyears away. Torres has fluid actions at short with a knack for the barrel at the plate. Excited to watch both guys in the coming years. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Are Eloy Jimenez and Glyber Torres the next big Cubs prospects? I realize they are only 18, but is it crazy to compare them to Soler and Russell?
(Kevin from Chicago (North Side))
I won't go so far as to suggest they're going to reach the prospect heights of Soler and Russell at this stage of the game, but I have been impressed with both in my limited looks. I like Torres to develop a little quicker, but both have impact raw potential (Mark Anderson)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)If Rafael Devers, Eloy Jimenez, and Gleyber Torres were available in the 2015 draft, how high would they be ranked? How do they compare with recent high schools draftees (Jackson, Frazier, Meadows, etc.)?
(Kevin from DC)
It's a good question I can't really answer right now. I don't think they'd top the lists, exactly but it's hard to say since they've also had the benefit of pro ball. Devers or Torres would rank highest, based on polish and positional value, I'd guess, but I'd still be looking at guys like Matuella above them. Still, we're so far out from the draft, that I don't think it's particularly useful to rank draft guys at present. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Of the young hitters in the low minors, who has the highest ceiling? Are there any "franchise" type players with elite ceilings?
(Drew from Washington, DC)
I won't suggest there are elite ceilings out there among the hitters in the lowest levels of the minors, as that's a pretty special player, but there are some really incredible players at the lowest levels....a guy like Rafael Devers has game-changing potential. Someone like Alex Jackson could be a beast. Eloy Jimenez carries a ton of risk but is really talented and could be the type of power prospect that is rare in today's game. (Mark Anderson)

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