Eloy Jimenez was the main piece heading back to the White Sox in the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs.
The 20-year-old outfielder is mashing the ball since the trade. He stayed in the Carolina League, but moved from Myrtle Beach to Winston-Salem. In 20 games with the Dash he's hitting .352/.418/.690 with five home runs and 13 extra base hits.
On Friday, he had some fun with pitcher Ian Clarkin, who was one of the prospects who went from the Yankees to the White Sox in the Todd Frazier trade. Before the game Clarkin took a video of Jimenez calling a home run.
"This is Eloy Jimenez," he said in the video. "I'm going to hit a home run because I'm the best."
So, of course, he hit a three-run home run. Clarkin had some fun posting the pregame video and video of the home run a few minutes apart on twitter.
Nińo i told u!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 https://t.co/K6BDH8FCBT— Eloy jimenez (@Lamantha21) August 5, 2017
The Athletic's James Fegan was there in person to tell the story. He had an anecdote that makes it even better.
It's pouring out. Clarkin said "go back out there because he's about to hit a home run"— James Fegan (@JRFegan) August 5, 2017
Dash play-by-play broadcaster Joe Weil had a comment sure to excite White Sox fans even more.
One of the coolest parts of the Eloy experience is seeing how in awe his teammates are of the stuff he does on the field. https://t.co/gSKrqJ6HBR— Joe Weil (@Joe_Weil) August 5, 2017
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