José Abreu Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/29/1987 (34)
José Abreu Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Abreu News
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is not in the starting lineup for the team's season finale against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Andrew Vaughn is getting the start at first base and batting eighth in the game. Abreu played in 152 games this year and he slashed .261/.351/.481 with 30 home runs, 117 RBI and 86 runs. He ranked in the 96th percentile in max exit velocity (115.6 mph) and in the 89th percentile in hard-hit rate (49.3%). However, his .261 batting average and .249 xBA were the lowest marks of his career, down from .317 and .299, respectively, last season.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has had a bit of a streaky season. He was absolutely fantastic in August, when he mashed 10 home runs and posted an OPS of 1.043. However, he's slowed down a good amount in September as he's only hit one home run so far this month while slashing .256/.394/.359. The 34-year-old veteran has 113 RBI on the year, which is second in the majors behind only Salvador Perez, who has 117. Abreu has a 92.1 mph average exit velocity that ranks in the 89th percentile. However, his .251 xBA is the lowest xBA he's ever had, down from a career-high .299 last year.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had a solid offensive game in the team's 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday despite not recording a hit. He went 0-for-1 in the game, but he drew three walks and he was also hit by a pitch. The 34-year-old veteran is hitting just .211 so far this month with a .342 slugging percentage. However, his walk proficiency has led to a solid .388 on-base percentage so far in September. Abreu has 29 home runs on the year to go along with 107 RBI and 80 runs. His 9.1% walk rate is a career-best clip, up from 6.9% last year.
Not many people had Chicago White Sox first basemanJose Abreu as their pick for the 2020 American League MVP award, but he certainly earned it, hitting .317 with 19 homers and 60 RBI in the 60 games the White Sox played. But where does this put him for 2021? Abreu has always fared better in the warmest months -- a career .413 wOBA in August compared to .354 in March/April -- so that might explain some of his red-hot 60 games during the shortened season. He has also had massive RBI luck the last two seasons, averaging an RBI for every 1.4 of his hits (the league average is 1.98). The career-high batting average in 2020 also appears to have been aided by luck, as he also posted career-worsts in strikeout rate (22.5%) and contact rate (71.1%). First base remains a shallow position in 2021, but chasing an MVP season from a 34-year-old seems like a poor use of a high draft pick. Let someone else pay the premium on Abreu.