Cubs No. 1 prospect and Dominican Republic native Eloy Jimenez is a great baseball player... and a large man.
Selected to be a part of the Carolina League All-Star Classic taking place on June 20 as a member of Cubs affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Jimenez managed to turn some heads before the game even began.
The Carolina League Home Run Derby was on June 19th, of which Jimenez was a part.
Jimenez was likely chosen to compete in the derby due to his size (6'4", 205 lbs.) and power (.927 OPS this season). The move proved to be the right one as Jimenez absolutely launched a ball out of the park (and into orbit?) shown in the video below.
If you look close enough you can see the ball breaks a light bulb in the far left lightpole. Wow.
Eloy Jimenez just went Roy Hobbs on the stadium lights. pic.twitter.com/wD2521SedW— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 20, 2017
Size and strength demonstrated like that certainly gives Cubs fans something to be excited for as the young, 20-year-old prospect continues to mature.
Hopefully one day Cubs fans will be able to see him hit a ball like the one in the video above onto Waveland.