Cubs prospect makes like Roy Hobbs, smashes light with towering home run

Ebony Scott
June 20, 2017

Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez shatters a light with a hit during the Carolina League All-Star Home Run Derby in Salem, Virginia on June 19th.

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

He pulled a Roy Hobbs straight out of The Natural.

Eloy Jimenez of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Chicago Cubs minor league team, slammed the epic moonshot Monday, outlets reported.

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On Monday night Jimenez left his mark, literally, on the Home Run Derby by shattering a stadium light during the competition. The 20-year-old has a.546 slugging percentage this season.

There's no official measurement of Jimenez's blast, but to reach the light tower, it would have taken near-superhuman power.

Gatewood spoke of the fun he had going up against "guys who are going to play in the big leagues", and some believe Jimenez might soon be on a fast track to The Show.

In the meantime, here's the scene from "The Natural" where Hobbs does his best Eloy Jimenez impression.

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