Eloy Jiménez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/27/1996 (27)
Eloy Jiménez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Eloy Jiménez News
The Chicago White Sox reinstated outfielder Eloy Jimenez from the paternity list on Monday and optioned right-hander Declan Cronin to Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Jimenez is right back in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners right-hander Luis Castillo, serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup for the Pale Hose. The 26-year-old missed last Wednesday's game with a groin injury and then missed all of the weekend series for the birth of his child. He's apparently over his groin ailment and is ready to go. Jimenez is returning to a .277/.320/.452 slash line with 14 homers, 50 RBI and 36 runs scored in 321 at-bats in 2023.
The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder/designated hitter Eloy Jimenez (groin) on the paternity list on Friday and recalled infield prospect Lenyn Sosa from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Jimenez didn't play on Wednesday due to a groin injury, but hopefully he'll be healthy enough to return to the starting lineup when he's back from the paternity list. Fantasy managers can count the 26-year-old out for the team's weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Sosa, the team's No. 16 prospect per MLB Pipeline, will make the start at second base and bat ninth on Friday against Rockies right-hander Peter Lambert. With Tim Anderson also out this weekend while serving his suspension, the 23-year-old Sosa could see several starts for Chicago. He's struggled in his first 106 MLB plate appearances the last two years, going 13-for-103 (.126) with two homers and four RBI.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez (groin) is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. The 26-year-old is dealing with a groin issue, so the White Sox will give him a rest day here. Fantasy managers should consider Jimenez as day-to-day, so hopefully he'll return soon. The expectation is that Jimenez should be ready for the series opener versus the Colorado Rockies on Friday. In the meantime, Oscar Colas will cover right field and bat ninth versus right-hander Javier Assad on Wednesday.
The White Sox big man has now failed to play even half of a season in the last two years, adding on to his already long history of injury. That looming cloud always makes it tough to draft Eloy, but we do know that there is massive upside in the bat. Last season, Eloy went for a ridiculous .363 xwOBA and a 14.7% barrel rate with just a 22% strikeout rate. He hits the ball so hard and so often, he truly is among the game's best hitters when he's healthy. The guy has been in the Majors for a long time, but is still just 26 years old and probably has his best seasons ahead of him. There are very few steals in his game, but he checks every other box there is to check. Given a full season of health, Eloy probably hits 35 homers with a batting average close to .300. He really is right there with the Judge's and Yordan's of the world in terms of power-hitting talent. But the risk won't go away, and you are taking a bit of a leap of faith even with his current ADP of 75.