One of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system has caught fire at the plate. Eloy Jimenez smacked his third home run in two days on Friday night in South Bend’s 7-5 victory over Lake County.
Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-5 with a home run and raised his season slash line to .329/.358/.517 after 37 games. Jimenez is hitting close to .400 over the last 17 games with nine of his 26 hits going for extra bases.
Eloy Jimenez is riding a seven-game hitting streak after Friday’s 2-for-5 night at the plate. And three of his last four hits have left the park. Jimenez has a three-hit game, a four-hit game and two, two-hit games since May 13.
Jimenez is batting .382/.400/.632 with five doubles and four home runs for a 1.032 OPS in his last 17 games.
For the season, the 19-year old outfielder is hitting .329/.358/.517 with 11 doubles, a triple and five home runs for a .875 OPS.
Jimenez leads the Midwest League in totals bases (77), fifth in batting average (.329), first in slugging percentage (.517), seventh in OPS (.875), tied for third home runs (5), tied for third in doubles (11) and tied for fifth in RBI (22).
Eloy Jimenez is adjusting rather well during his first year of full-season ball. Minor League Baseball should go ahead and send the Midwest Player of the Week to South Bend.