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White Sox name Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech minor leaguers of month

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White Sox name Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech minor leaguers of month

As the White Sox minor-league affiliates wrap up their respective seasons, a couple of top prospects were honored on Tuesday.

The White Sox named Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech their minor league player and pitcher of the month for August and September.

Jimenez, who is currently MLB.com's No. 7 overall prospect, had a batting average of .345 with seven home runs, 19 RBI and 21 runs scored in 30 games between Double-A Birmingham and Single-A Winston Salem.

Jimenez, who was acquired by the White Sox in a five-player deal with the Cubs for Jose Quintana on July 13, was also named to the 2017 Carolina League mid and postseason All-Star teams.

Jimenez finished the 2017 season with a .312/.379/.568 slash line and had 19 home runs and 65 RBI in 89 games.

Kopech, who is MLB.com's No. 12 prospect, went 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA and 38 strikeouts across five starts between Triple-A Charlotte and Birmingham in August and September.

Kopech was recently named the Southern league Most Outstanding pitcher and was also selected to the Southern League mid and postseason All-Star Teams. Kopech compiled a 9-8 record with a 2.88 ERA and 172 strikeouts in 25 starts this season.

The White Sox will welcome both Jimenez and Kopech to Guaranteed Rate Field this week.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Will the White Sox call up Luis Robert?

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Will the White Sox call up Luis Robert?

WIth Luis Robert continuing to rake in Triple-A, will the White Sox call up their top prospect this season? It's a lively discussion between Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Chris Kamka and Vinnie Duber (1:45). The "fatigue" factor. Did Rick Hahn really mean that in regards to Robert? (14:20) Rick Renteria gets fiesty talking about his lineup (28:00) and a lot more.

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Ricky's Lineups & The Cubs Return Home

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Ricky's Lineups & The Cubs Return Home

Leila Rahimi is joined by Bill Melton and Doug Glanville to cover the Cubs' continuing home/road disparity, Rick Renteria's feisty comments about his lineup constructions, how ready Luis Robert is for the big leagues, and the Cubs' recent roster roulette.

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