As if the Chicago Cubs didn’t have enough young stars on their current roster to make a splash. Now their minor league players are getting national headlines with their exemplary talents. Eloy Jimenez, who is the Cubs’ top prospect, has plus-plus power and a .546 slugging percentage with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The young slugger flaunted his tremendous swing at the Class A Advanced Carolina League’s Home Run Derby on Monday. Jimenez did not disappoint.
Jimenez smashed a baseball into another orbit during the derby and it went so far that it obliterated a set of lights high on a pole past the fence in left field. The blast by the 20-year-old phenom ruptured the lights which sparked comparisons to Roy Hobbs’ triumphant blast in “The Natural.”