2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Eloy Jimenez
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Eloy Jimenez to let fantasy baseball owners know what they can expect from the White Sox outfielder during the 2020 MLB season.
After accepting a six-year contract from the White Sox, Eloy Jiménez made his debut in 2019 with aplomb. He became the sixth player since 1988, and 19th ever, to launch at least 30 home runs in his rookie season in the American League. Jimenez led all American League rookies in home runs (31), total bases (240) and RBI (79) while finishing second in extra-base hits (50). During his rookie campaign, Jimenez appeared in 122 games with 69 runs and a .267/.315/.513 slash accompanying his power numbers listed previously.
Beneath the surface statistics, Jimenez recorded a walk percentage of six with a 26.6 percent strikeout rate and .246 isolated power. He generated line drives in 18.2 percent of his batted ball data with a 47.9 ground ball percentage, 33.9 fly ball rate, 27.2 home run per fly ball percentage and 38.1 hard hit percent according to Fangraphs. In terms of his discipline, hopefully Jimenez can improve upon his 15.3 swinging strike percentage and 69.4 contact...