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Eloy Jiménez: Player of the Week

Congrats to the Big Baby for his first of many honors to come

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MLB: Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners
Big Baby go boom: The man with the scarlet gloves takes another trip around the bases.
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For the first time in his career, Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez has been named the American League Player of the Week (September 9-15).

The 22-year-old hit .435 with a 1.370 OPS, with a double, three homers, 11 RBIs, three walks and six runs over six games last week. Three times he had multihit games.

On September 10 and 11 Jiménez had back-to-back, four RBI games in Chicago vs. the Kansas City Royals. He became the youngest player in White Sox history to have back-to-back, four-RBI games, and became the first White Sox player since Alexei Ramírez in 2008 to accomplish the feat.

Jiménez currently is hitting .259/.309/.489 with 15 doubles, 27 home runs, 69 RBIs, 60 runs and a .799 OPS in 112 games this season. Among AL rookie leaders, Jiménez is first in home runs and total bases; second in RBIs, extra-base hits and runs; and tied for second in hits. The 27 homers he’s hit so far in 2019 tie him for the third-highest single season effort by a White Sox rookie.

The White Sox have had four league awards this season:

  • Tim Anderson (April AL Player of the Month)
  • Lucas Giolito (May AL Pitcher of the Month)
  • Lucas Giolito (AL Player of the Week May 27-June 2)
  • Eloy Jiménez (AL Player of the Week September 9-15)

It might be a great time to indulge in some great Eloy wear.

First, there the classic Pinwheel Power, from SSS and Breaking T.

Second, there’s the new Hi Mom!!, from South Side Hit Pen.