Future Watch: Eloy Jimenez Rookie Baseball Cards, Cubs – Widely regarded as the number one international prospect, Eloy Jimenez is already garnering strong interest from collectors.. When the International signing period opened up to major league teams, the Chicago Cubs stepped up and signed the talented player in 2013.
The Dominican outfielder made scouts drool and now fans will soon get to witness this star in the making. At 6′-4″, 205 pounds he has a chance to become a power-hitter in the windy city.
Now 20, he has graduated to A+ ball playing for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the Carolina League. His three homers, 10 RBI and .324 average is very encouraging. His .468 on-base percentage is a terrific number showing he has good plate discipline. He could get promoted before the end of the season.
Here is a look at his scouting profile from MLB Pipeline:
After signing for $2.8 million out of the Dominican Republic as the top-rated prospect on the 2013 international market, Jimenez developed slowly in his first two pro seasons. That changed in 2016, when he put on an offensive and defensive show at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and won the Midwest League MVP award at age 19. He led the low Class A circuit with 40 doubles and a .532 slugging percentage, and continued to stand out as one of the youngest players in the Arizona Fall League. ETA 2019.
Eloy Jimenez already has several autographed cards on the market. One of his hottest is his Chrome Prospects Autograph from 2017 Bowman Baseball which is a good way to get him into your collection.
His first autographed cards can be found in Leaf products from 2013 who quickly pounced on the international star. They included him on the checklist of 2013 Leaf Memories and 2013 Leaf Metal Draft.
Jimenez autographs can also be found in these current year baseball card products:
Here’s a look at Jimenez hitting a walk-off homer:
The Cubs can afford to be patient with Jimenez. He’s still learning his craft and perfecting his swing. He’s the Cubs top-ranked prospect and many are probably wondering how the rich can get richer? The answer is good scouting.When Jimenez plays in Wrigley Field he should be able to hit quite a few home runs. Cubs fans can’t wait to see him fulfill his destiny.
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