Eloy Jimenez has risen to the top of the Cubs' prospect list because of his all-around game, which includes steady power at the plate.
Jimenez hit the ball so far and so high that he actually had time to swing at another pitch before the ball could be seen cracking the lights.
Near the end of the 1984 film The Natural, protagonist Roy Hobbs - by then, an injured veteran slugger - wins the pennant for his team when he hits a home run into the lights in right field. Jimenez is a career.295 hitter with 31 home runs and 163 RBI in 239 minor league appearances.
Despite the showing, Jimenez failed to reach the finals of the derby. Still, the 20-year-old is posting a.927 OPS with seven home runs in 28 games this season.
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But Jimenez's shot might have left the most lasting impression on the fans, and the maintenance crew.
Eloy Jimenez is a natural.
In a video captured by J.J. Cooper of Baseball America, the outfielder for the Advanced Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans smacked a homer off the light tower in left field and shattered a light.