Since joining the White Sox in the Jose Quintana trade, Eloy Jimenez has been on fire for the Winston-Salem Dash and is firing up White Sox fans by calling home runs.
On Saturday night, Jimenez did more to get White Sox fans drooling over his potential. He clubbed a pair of absolute bombs for the Dash in a 12-7 victory.
Jimenez's first home run was a 424-foot solo shot. His next at-bat he drilled one over the Dash's Foothills Brewing Brew Pen for 411 feet.
Those pair of no-doubters bring Jimenez's home run total, counting his time with Cubs' Carolina League affiliate Myrtle Beach, to 16 on the season. It took him a month to hit eight bombs for the Dash.
Jimenez is putting up video game numbers in his 27 games with the Dash. The 20-year-old outfielder is hitting .380/.446/.750. His .499 slugging percentage on the season would be third best in the league if he qualified. Jimenez didn't debut this season until May 14.
This came on a night when top White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech struck out 10 batters for the AA Birmingham Barons in seven scoreless innings. Kopech allowed three hits and two walks. He has allowed three earned runs in his last six starts and has 54 strikeouts against seven walks in 41 innings during that stretch.