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White Sox prospect Jimenez rises to Double-A

Slugging catcher Collins also promoted to Birmingham
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Two more top White Sox prospects are advancing through the club's farm system, as outfielder Eloy Jimenez and catcher Zack Collins were promoted to Double-A Birmingham on Tuesday.

Jimenez, acquired in the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs, is the club's No. 2 prospect and No. 7 overall in the Majors. Collins is Chicago's No. 10 prospect,

Two more top White Sox prospects are advancing through the club's farm system, as outfielder Eloy Jimenez and catcher Zack Collins were promoted to Double-A Birmingham on Tuesday.

Jimenez, acquired in the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs, is the club's No. 2 prospect and No. 7 overall in the Majors. Collins is Chicago's No. 10 prospect,

Jimenez, 20, raked for Class A Advanced Winstom Salem. In 29 games, he hit eight homers and drove in 26 over 110 at-bats, while hitting .345 with a .682 slugging percentage. On Monday, he was named the Carolina League Player of the Week for his performance from Aug. 7-13, and was named the White Sox Minor League Co-Player of the Month for July.

White Sox have plethora of top prospects in system

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound, right-handed-hitting Jimenez first took center stage with an impressive showing in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, then later that year was named the Midwest League MVP, posting a league-best .532 slugging while belting 14 homers with 81 RBIs.

Scouts have marveled at Jimenez's impressive bat speed his ability to spray the ball to all fields. While with the Cubs, he drew comparisons to Jorge Soler.

Collins, 22, has been on a strong streak since participating in the 2017 Futures Game last month, working his average up to .223 to go with 17 homers and 48 RBIs. The White Sox first-round Draft pick in '16, Collins has largely been behind the plate for his Minor League career, but his bat also profiles at first base.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_.

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