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Eloy Jimenez

Born: 11/27/1996 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 205
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: RF
Physical/Health
Tall, athletic build, projection remains in upper body
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/31/2016
Dates Seen 5/26, 5/29,6/3, 6/7, 7/8
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (Low A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Medium 70 60: 1st Division Outfielder Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Balanced base, slightly open stance; clean swing, minimal load with mild leg kick; above-average bat speed; leverage on swing path, maintains center of gravity; hits with power to all fields.
Power 70 70 raw, ball jumps off the bat, leverage on swing produces easy lift; drives the ball to all fields; still has projectable upper body strength, power will play
Baserunning/Speed 50 Above-average raw foot speed; 4.14-4.20 home-to-first, does not look to steal bases; as body fills out speed will settle in at league average
Glove 50 Raw route-running and reads, often struggles to judge trajectory; has physical tools to become average at corner outfield positions
Arm 55 Above-average arm strength; throws show carry, average accuracy
Overall

Still just 19, Jimenez has the tools to become a future All-Star player. Already tall and athletic, there is room for even more upper-body muscle growth as he develops. He projects three above-average or better game tools, with a swing and approach to hit 30-plus home runs at his peak. He hits with confidence and authority. The speed is currently above-average but will settle in at average as he fills out. The defense is raw, but there is enough athleticism to become league-average. This is an elite prospect with a high ceiling and a realistic path to a first-division career as a corner outfielder.

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