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Jose Abreu | First Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Nov 10 - 6:28 PM

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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.
Nov 4 - 6:14 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.
Sep 14 - 5:44 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.
Sep 5 - 11:08 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.
Sep 2 - 4:45 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.
Aug 30 - 4:40 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.
Aug 22 - 10:40 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.
Aug 19 - 11:03 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.
Aug 16 - 12:07 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.
Aug 13 - 2:10 AM

Jose Abreu was perfect at the plate on Friday, going 3-for-3 with an RBI.

No virtuoso displays of power by Abreu on Friday, but the 3-for-3 night brought his average up to .310. His fourth inning RBI single off of Logan Darnell plated Adam Eaton and gave Abreu 84 RBI on the season. Abreu's slashing .310/.364/.639.
Aug 2 - 1:12 AM

Jose Abreu reached all five times up Thursday, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a pair of intentional walks against the Tigers.

Abreu is batting .407 during his 20-game hitting streak. He's also up to 11 intentional walks, compared to 16 that were unintentional.
Jul 31 - 6:39 PM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-4, hitting a two-run home run and a two-run double in Tuesday's trampling of the Tigers.

Abreu added insult to injury, smoking his 31st home run in the seventh inning, accounting for the fifth and sixth runs in a seven-run frame. In the eighth, Abreu doubled in a pair of runs to make it 11-2. As a result, Abreu now leads the big leagues in RBI with 83. Just for good measure, the Cuban rookie also has a fantastic .299/.349/.632 slash line.
Jul 29 - 10:37 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Abreu continues his assault on American League pitching, racking up two more hits. He's now got 30 hits in 22 games this month, and he's currently working on a 17-game hitting streak. The first baseman is hitting .294/.344/.619 in his rookie campaign.
Jul 27 - 5:07 PM

Jose Abreu launched his 30th home run of the season on Friday, powering the White Sox to a 9-5 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

The White Sox came out of the gate firing in this one, with a pair of singles to start the game followed by Abreu’s three-run blast off Kevin Correia. He finished the night 2-for-5 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored, and is now hitting .292/.341/.620 with 30 long balls and 77 RBI in his first 353 big league at-bats. He's easily the favorite to take home Rookie of the Year honors in the American League.
Jul 25 - 11:13 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Dayan Viciedo
3J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
2Tony Campana
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Jordan Danks
DH1Adam LaRoche
2Andy Wilkins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
6Francellis Montas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Daniel Webb
6Javy Guerra
7Nate Jones
8Maikel Cleto
9Dan Jennings
10Onelki Garcia
11Eric Surkamp
12Joe Savery
13Zach Phillips