Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez hits lights in minor league HR Derby



Eloy Jimenez is a natural.


The Cubs Single-A prospect channeled his inner Roy Hobbs during the Carolina League Home Run Derby on Monday by blasting a towering shot off the lights in left field.


The 20-year-old outfielder was locked in on the next pitch and couldn’t soak it all in, but as sparks flew from the lights a la the scene from The Natural, fans in attendance oohed and aahed like it was a fireworks show.

Eloy Jimenez smashes the lights in left field during the Carolina League Home Run Derby.

Eloy Jimenez smashes the lights in left field during the Carolina League Home Run Derby.

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If you look closely in the above video, you can see the sparks fly just after he takes his second swing.


The only way Jimenez can top this is to do it in an actual game.

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