"That's my goal," Jimenez said, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. "If I keep working hard, I know someday it's going to pay me back."
He added, "I think one day I'm going to be the MVP. I don't know what year, but I think soon."
The 24-year-old slashed .296/.332/.559 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 55 games in last season. He won a Silver Slugger Award for his offensive prowess, but critics have been quick to point out his defensive flaws.
"Yeah, that motivates me because you need to work for something and I try to work hard for that," Jimenez said. "But I don't try to hear that a lot. I try to do my work and try to be better every day."
Jimenez doesn't need to look very far for inspiration, as teammate Jose Abreu was named 2020 AL MVP after the pandemic-shortened campaign.