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Eloy Jimenez Named American League Player of the Week

by Joe Binder

I hope you like the headline because you’ll probably be seeing it a lot more often. This afternoon, Eloy Jimenez was named the American League Player of the Week for the stretch of September 9-15.

How good has Eloy been? I’m glad you asked because he tore the cover off the ball, going 10-for-23 (.435) with a double, three bombs, and 11 runs batted in. He also owned a 1.370 OPS with three walks and six runs scored during the six game stretch. In case you missed any of the games, let’s rewind to check out some of those highlights.

The first comes from September 10th vs. Kansas City when Jimenez smoked an opposite-field grand slam.

Fast-forward to the next night and you’ll find more of the same. Eloy hit a three-run shot and finished with four RBIs once again. In doing so, “Da Besss” became the youngest White Sox player since Alexei Ramirez in August 2018 with back-to-back four RBI games.

Let’s round things out with the third blast that helped provide a little extra padding to the lead in the 9th.

If you’re keeping track, this is the first such award for Eloy Jimenez, and fourth league-wide award that a White Sox player has won this season. Tim Anderson captured the American League Player of the Month award for April, while Lucas Giolito won American League Pitcher of the Month for May and American League Player of the Week for May 27-June 2.

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Featured Photo: Chris Tejeda/@FotoGenocide_

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