Chicago Cubs: Revisiting the Jose Quintana deal with some perspective

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Prospects make the world go ’round.

Deals such as the Quintana trade will almost always involve at least one, if not multiple, top prospects. In the Cubs case, it involved two top prospects, Jimenez and Cease, as well as two other guys, Rose and Flete, who have been relatively unknown.

The decision to part with Eloy Jimenez was undoubtedly a difficult one. Just 21 years old, Jimenez enjoyed immense amounts of success in professional baseball thus far. After beginning his 2017 campaign at High-A ball for the Cubs, he found himself in Double-A as a member of the White Sox. In 18 games, Jimenez slashed .353/.397/.559 with 3 home runs, 7 RBI, a 176 wRC+ and a .429 wOBA.

This season has started off relatively slow for Jimenez as he is slashing just .216/.262/.486, however he has already hit three home runs in just ten games while driving in eleven runs. Before we know it, Eloy Jimenez will be the talk of the South Side, as he continues to impressively make the climb to the bigs.