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Jose Abreu | First Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a run scored as the White Sox fell to the Athletics 10-4 on Saturday.
Humorously enough, the 2-for-5 performance actually lowered Abreu's spring average to .479 (23-for-48), which shows just how well he's hit in the Cactus League. Both hits were singles, which has been emblematic of his spring -- 19 of his 23 hits are singles -- but the power should reveal itself on a frequent basis during the regular season. Abreu belted 36 home runs and knocked in 107 runs en route to winning the AL Rookie of the Year award last year. Mar 28 - 7:55 PM

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Jose Abreu singled three times in as many at-bats as the White Sox fell 9-6 to the Dodgers on Thursday.

Abreu hit his first spring home run on Tuesday, which might have given one the impression he was having a slow spring. That is certainly not the case, as Thursday's effort brings his Cactus League average up to .488 (21-for-43). The lack of power -- two doubles, one triple, one homer -- shouldn't be concerning unless it persists into May.
Mar 26 - 8:00 PM

Jose Abreu blasted his first Cactus League home run in a losing effort against the Rockies on Tuesday.

The reigning American Rookie of the Year launched a solo shot off Jairo Diaz in the fifth inning. While it was his first time leaving the yard, he has been hammering the ball all over the field in Cactus League play, hitting .459 (17-for-37) with seven RBI. He looks like a very strong pick in the opening round of fantasy drafts.
Mar 24 - 8:37 PM

Jose Abreu went 1-for-3 with a walk in Monday's 10-1 loss to the Padres.

Abreu extended his Cactus League hitting streak to nine games with an eighth-inning single. The slugger has been on fire this spring, now hitting .471 (16-for-34) with two doubles and a triple. He has yet to homer, though.
Mar 23 - 7:10 PM

Jose Abreu had a nice day at the dish as the White Sox dropped a Cactus League decision to the Rockies on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a triple.

The 28-year-old slugger and reigning American League Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring, hitting .450 (8-for-15) with four RBI. He has yet to leave the yard though, something he did 36 times in 2014. He's one of the truly elite power options in the league and should be a first round selection in all fantasy formats.
Mar 13 - 9:27 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Monday that Jose Abreu was named 2014 American League Rookie of the Year.

He won the award unanimously, receiving all 30 first-place votes. Abreu had a monster first season in the states, batting .317/.383/.581 with 36 homers and 107 RBI. Matt Shoemaker finished runner-up in the voting, while Dellin Betances came in third.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 06:28:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday that Jose Abreu, Dellin Betances and Matt Shoemaker are finalists for the American League Rookie of the Year award.

Betances had a fantastic season with a 1.40 ERA and ridiculous 135/24 K/BB ratio across 90 frames. Shoemaker was a revelation for the Angels, going 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA and 124/24 K/BB ratio over 136 innings. Abreu is going to be the runaway winner here, though, after he slugged 36 homers, drove in 107 runs and batted .317/.383/.581. The winner will be announced next Monday.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:14:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Abreu had an RBI single in the fourth inning before launching the solo homer in the ninth. He's got a six-game hitting streak that has his season line up to .322/.384/.604, and Abreu has 102 RBI and 76 runs scored to go with the 35 homers. It's been a truly monstrous rookie year for the 27-year-old.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Jose Abreu tripled in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Indians.

Abreu's more well-known for his power, but he showed off his hustle in this one with his second triple of the year. He also added a single and a walk to finish 2-for-4. While he's slowed off of his monster home run pace from the first half of the year(29 first-half dingers, just four since), he's still putting up a spectacular rookie campaign, with 33 home runs, 99 RBI and a .324/.385/.605 slash.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Jose Abreu is not in the White Sox lineup Tuesday.

It's just a night off for the rookie slugger. Paul Konerko is starting at first base versus the Twins.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the White Sox defeated the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's twinbill.

The Cuban slugger is enjoying a tremendous rookie season, slashing .320/.378/.605 with 33 homers and 98 RBI in 466 at-bats. He's a lock to take home Rookie of the Year honors in the American League.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Yankees on Friday.

Abreu launched the three-run shot, his 33rd of the season, in the first inning. He trails on Nelson Cruz in the American League in home runs, but his 93 RBI and .962 OPS are both AL-best numbers. Abreu is now up to .305/.362/.600 for the season.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Jose Abreu hit his 32nd home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

The solo homer was the only run the Sox could manage against Orioles starter Chris Tillman on the night. It was also Abreu's only hit in four at-bats. The first baseman was due for a long ball, as he hadn't homered since July 29 before the first inning blast. Abreu has just seven RBI in 17 games this month, but that anomaly should correct itself soon.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:03:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI, leading the White Sox offense in an 11-5 thrashing of the Blue Jays on Friday.

Abreu got the scoring started with an RBI single in the first inning and delivered a two-run single as part of a five-run uprising in the fifth inning. The Cuban slugger has been outstanding in his first season stateside, slashing .304/.361/.600 with 31 homers and a league-leading 89 RBI.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Jose Abreu went 0-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's 10-inning triumph over the Giants.

Abreu leads the American League with 31 homers but hasn't gone deep in a season-worst 13 straight games. The power outage, and his August struggles as a whole, came out of nowhere: The All-Star first baseman lost a 21-game hitting streak on August 2. Since that date, a span of 10 games, he's gone 7-for-36 (.194) with only one extra-base hit (a double). Maybe he can get his bat going again in the next few days in San Francisco. Abreu has at least one hit in 28 of 30 road games. He entered tonight batting .391 over his past 29 road contests with nine homers and 24 RBI.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 02:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3George Kottaras
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
2Carlos Sanchez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
3Andy LaRoche
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Engel Beltre
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
6Brad Penny
7Scott Carroll
8Chris Beck
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Javy Guerra
6Dan Jennings
7Jesse Crain
8Jairo Asencio
9Maikel Cleto
10Eric Surkamp
11Kyle Drabek
12Joe Savery
13Matt Albers
14Nate Jones