White Sox Minor Keys: Sept. 4, 2018

Eloy Jimenez didn't get a call-up, but he's receiving accolades just the same

The White Sox only had one active affiliate as Winston-Salem and Kannapolis gear up for the playoffs, so some news:

*The White Sox named Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease their position player prospect and pitching prospect of the month for August.

*Jimenez also received an accolade for Baseball America, as Scot Gregor called him the system’s player of the year. Michael Kopech took the honors for the pitching half.

Billings 6, Great Falls 4

  • Bryce Bush went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Amado Nunez singled twice and struck out twice.
  • Jason Bilous: 2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
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Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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karkovice squad

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Jason.Wade17

Eloy is great, but Amado Nunez absolutely destroyed the month of August. He hit .406/.445/.673/1.119 with 8 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 homers. I’m starting to think he might be too advanced for Great Falls.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Whoaaaaaa buddy, slow down. We’re trying to develop a 2B here, not a DH.

5742mail

Last thought on Eloy, heard Rich Hahn saying Eloy is not ready based on his age of 21. Juan Soto is 19, Ron Acuna Jr is 20, talent know no age. Kopech just turned 22, is just 7 months older. Fernando Tatis Jr was only 17 when he was traded, Hahn couldn’t see what he had. Stop judging talent by age.

sgp2204

I don’t think he said that at all. I didn’t bother wasting my time listening to everything he said, but based on what I heard, he was saying they didn’t feel the need to rush him to the majors because he’s still so young. If he was in his mid-20’s, then they wouldn’t be slow playing him like they are now. If Hahn actually did say Eloy wasn’t ready because of his age, please point me to where I can find that. I’ll happily admit I’m wrong, but like I said, I never heard that, and based on what I did hear, I don’t think that’s even close to what he was hinting at.

And let’s be real, NOBODY could see what Hahn had with Tatis Jr at the time. If they could’ve, he would’ve been ranked significantly higher than 30th in his free agency class, and he would’ve signed for significantly more than the ~$700,000 or so he got. He was nothing more than a lottery ticket for the Padres, and it looks like they hit the jackpot. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.