José Abreu Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/29/1987 (36)
José Abreu Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Abreu News
The Houston Astros reinstated first baseman Jose Abreu (back) from the 10-day injured list on Wednesday and optioned infielder David Hensley to Triple-A Sugar Land in a corresponding move. Abreu is immediately back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale, playing first base and batting sixth in the order. Fantasy managers may want to keep Abreu on their benches, as he had gone 3-for-35 at the plate before getting hurt. In 10 career at-bats against Sale, Abreu is hitting just .200 with three RBI. The 36-year-old veteran has had a down year in his first season in Houston, slashing .234/.291/.343 with only 10 homers, 56 RBI and 43 runs scored in 423 at-bats.
Houston Astros first baseman Jose Abreu (back) is hopeful to return from the injured list on Thursday, according to manager Dusty Baker. It was being reported that Abreu hasn't resumed swinging a bat as of Friday. That being said, it'd be a bit surprising that Abreu would be activated this quickly. Possibly, the 36-year-old started making good progress over the weekend. Fantasy managers will have to check back on Thursday for more information.
Houston Astros first baseman Jose Abreu (back) hasn't resumed swinging a bat, and manager Dusty Baker said it's unrealistic to expect Abreu to come off the 10-day injured list when he's first eligible to return this Sunday. Abreu has been sidelined since Aug. 10 with lower-back inflammation, and it wouldn't be a big surprise if he doesn't return until September if he continues to make slow progress from the injury. The 36-year-old former MVP has had a tough first year in Houston, slashing .234/.291/.343 with only 10 home runs, 16 doubles, 56 RBI and 43 runs scored in 110 games. He's been even worse so far in the second half, going 20-for-89 (.225) with three homers, 11 RBI, 22 K's and 14 runs scored in 23 starts. Yainer Diaz is starting at first base on Friday for the 'Stros and is hitting cleanup.
Houston Astros first baseman Jose Abreu excels at conventional baseball. He's one of the best first basemen in the business, and despite being 36 years of age, Abreu remains one of the most prestigious hitters in the game. He will now get a shot at the title after joining a championship-caliber squad in the Houston Astros for three years worth $58 million. One unique aspect of Abreu's game is his balanced quantity of raw power and contact. The 36-year-old laced 15 HRs and molded a .446 SLG with the White Sox in 2022. His ability to get on base is paramount to his raw power, which is supported by underlying metrics. Abreu amassed a .378 OPB and finished fourth in hits with 183. He was in the 96th percentile for xwOBA and 97th for hard-hit rate. According to ATC projections, Abreu is expected to compile a .272/.345/.445 slash line with 127 wRC+ and 21 homers in 2023. Based on those projections, the veteran is a solid pick at his current NFBC ADP of 96. Age hasn't hindered Abreu's success, and it's unlikely he will throw in the towel soon.