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17. Jose Abreu

17. Jose Abreu
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 29, 1987 in Cienfuegos, Ci Cuba
  • Weight: 235 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: March 31, 2014
  • Final Game: October 02, 2021
  • Rookie of the Year - 2014
  • Silver Slugger - 2014
  • MVP - 2014
  • MVP - 2015
  • Rookie of the Year - 2014
 
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A superstar in Cuba, Jose Abreu defected in 2013, and it was the White Sox who won the sweepstakes to sign him.

Playing at First Base, Abreu did exactly what was expected of him by winning the Rookie of the Year Award, while earning a trip to All-Star Game.  His power numbers were substantial with 36 Home Runs, 107 RBIs, a .317 Batting Average, and a league-leading .581 Slugging Percentage.  Over the next three seasons, Abreu never had less than 25 Home Runs or 100 RBIs and would bat at least .290.  2018 was a down year for the Cuban, but he rebounded in 2019 with 33 Home Runs, and a league-leading 123 RBI.  2020 was much better for Abreu, who was named the MVP in the COVID-shortened year on the strength of his 19 Home Runs, and second straight RBI Title (60).  Abreu also led the AL in Hits (76), Slugging Percentage (.617) and batted .317.

As of this writing, Abreu is one of the top hitters on the White Sox, and should be able to climb up many more spots if he stays on the team.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 10/29/13.
  • Games Played: 1113
  • Notable Statistics: 614 Runs Scored
    1,262 Hits
    263 Doubles
    16 Triples
    228 Home Runs,
    778 Runs Batted In
    10 Stolen Bases
    .289/.350/.514 Slash Line 
    27.7 bWAR

    7 Playoff Games
    2 Runs Scored
    9 Hits
    1 Double
    0 Triples
    1 Home Run
    5 Runs Batted In
    0 Stolen Bases
    .321/.406/.464 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    MVP (2020)
    All-MLB Team 2 (2020)
    All-Star (2014, 2018 & 2019)
    Rookie of the Year (2014)
    Silver Slugger (2014, 2018 & 2020)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (2014 & 2020)
    Most Hits (2020)
    Most Total Bases (2017 & 2020)
    Most Runs Batted In (2019 & 2020)
    Highest OPS+ (2014)
    Most Extra Base Hits (2020)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (2019)
    Most Putouts (2020)
    Most Putouts by a First Baseman (2020)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (2014, 2017 & 2019)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (2020)

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