Cubs prospect OF Eloy Jimenez slugs his way to second Midwest League Player of the Week Award
Eloy Jimenez has destroyed pitching in the Midwest League for a majority of the year. And on Monday, Minor League Baseball named the 19-year old slugging outfielder its Player of the Week (July 25-31) in the Midwest League. This is Jimenez’s second Player of the Week Award of the season (May 16-22). He is the first player to earn the award for a second time in the Midwest League this year.
Jimenez went 15-for-25 (.600/.607/1.080) during the week with four doubles, a triple and two home runs. Jimenez had two walks and drove in 10 runs in seven games. And Jimenez finished the week with more hits (10) and batted for a higher average (.600) than any other player in the minor leagues.
One of the two homers Jimenez hit was the first Grand Slam of his career and part of a 4-for-5 night at the plate on July 29 against Lake County.
Since the break (29 games), Jimenez is hitting .346/.377/.579 with 11 doubles, a triple and four home runs for a .957 OPS.
Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI on Monday night. For the season, Jimenez has 125 hits in 94 games, 49 have gone for extra bases (35 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs). Jimenez has a .342/.379/.548 slash line with a .926 OPS.
Jimenez ranks second in the Midwest League in batting average (.342), tied for fifth in on-base percentage (.379), first in slugging (.548), first in OPS (.926), first in doubles (35), first in RBI (72) and first in total bases (200).
Cubs Minor League Players of the Week – 2016
- OF Bijan Rademacher – Southern League (April 7-17)
- INF Chesny Young – Southern League (April 18-24)
- RHP Paul Blackburn – Southern League (April 18-24)
- 2B Ian Happ – Carolina League (April 18-24)
- 1B Dan Vogelbach – Pacific Coast League (May 9-15)
- INF Jason Vosler – Carolina League (May 9-15)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (May 16-22)
- OF Eloy Jimenez – Midwest League (May 16-22)
- C Ian Rice – Midwest League (May 23-29)
- RHP Jake Buchanan – Pacific Coast League (May 30-June 5)
- 2B/OF Ian Happ – Carolina League (June 13-19)
- SS/2B Andruw Monasterio – Northwest League (June 20-26)
- LHP Jose Paulino – Northwest League (July 4-10)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (July 18-24)
- LHP Jose Paulino – Northwest League (July 18-24)
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert – Carolina League (July 25-31)
- OF Eloy Jimenez – Midwest League (July 25-31)