Eloy Jimenez shatters stadium light with home run

20 Juin, 2017, 17:09 | Author: Marie-Claire Cellier
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Jimenez, a 20-year-old outfielder, is the top prospect in the Cubs' system and made the Carolina League All-Star Team as a representative of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Since joining the Cubs in 2014, Jimenez has 34 homers in 254 minor league games along with a.293 batting average to go with a.478 slugging percentage.

He pulled a Roy Hobbs straight out of The Natural.

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Jimenez, 20, signed with the Cubs in August 2013 as an worldwide prospect on a $2.8 million signing bonus. Alas, Jimenez had to settle for quality over quantity when Jake Gatewood of the Carolina Mudcats beat the former head-to-head before going on to win the Carolina League derby.

Jimenez showed why some have likened him to the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton when he launched a pitch into the light tower over left field Monday at Salem (Va.) Memorial Ballpark.

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