It didn’t look like Eloy Jimenez hit it that hard.
It looked like a routine fly ball off the bat, but the ball just kept going.
The sheer strength of MLB.com’s fourth-ranked overall prospect helped give the Chicago White Sox an early 1-0 lead, with that opposite field home run in the second inning.
In his next at-bat, Jimenez laced a triple past Diamondbacks center fielder Rey Fuentes.
Color commentator Steve Stone said Jimenez “is going to be scary.” Well, Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin would suggest Stone ditch the future tense. Doubtless Corbin is happy he pitches in the National League.
Jimenez then walked, in his final plate appearance of the day.
This comes just one day after the slugger deposited a pinch-hit home run to right-center against the Chicago Cubs, his former team.
In three spring at-bats, Jimenez has two home runs, a triple, a walk and a strikeout. For any of you keeping score at home, that’s a tidy 2.750 slugging percentage and 3.550 OPS.