José Abreu Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/29/1987 (36)
José Abreu Season Stats
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José Abreu News
According to a tweet from USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Monday, the Houston Astros are reportedly "finalizing a deal for" Jose Abreu. According to the Houston Chronicle's Chandler Rome, the deal is expected to be for three years and around $20 million per year. Nightengale tweeted the following on Monday morning: "The Houston #Astros are finalizing a deal for free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu." The slugger hit .304 last season in 679 plate appearances for the Chicago White Sox, adding 15 home runs and a strong .378 on-base percentage in those 679 plate appearances. He'll give the Astros yet another quality lineup option alongside the likes of Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, Jose Altuve, and Jeremy Pena.
According to a tweet from MLB Network's Jon Morosi on Saturday, Jose Abreu has reportedly spoken with the San Diego Padres this month. Morosi tweeted: "Sources: Free agent Jose Abreu has spoken with #Padres officials this month. Abreu is a top priority for the Padres, who are seeing middle-of-the-order power and have an opening at the DH/1B spot. @MLBNetwork @MLB." The 35-year-old has previously spent his entire career with the Chicago White Sox. He enjoyed a strong season at the plate for the American League Central club in 2022, hitting .304 with a .378 on-base percentage and 15 home runs in 679 plate appearances.
The Chicago White Sox are likely not going to pursue re-signing free agent first baseman Jose Abreu, per Chicago Sun Times' Daryl Van Schouwen. Abreu has spent his entire nine-season career with the White Sox and had another productive season, slashing .304/.378/.446 with 15 home runs and 75 RBI. However, the White Sox are likely going to give the everyday first base opportunity to 24-year-old Andrew Vaughn, who played outfield for most of this season and slashed .271/.321/.429 with 17 HR and 76 RBI. Abreu has been a higher-end fantasy option for his career, but he will be 36 entering the 2023 season and had a career-low HR count and slugging percentage. It will be interesting to see where he lands for next season, which will help determine his potential fantasy value.
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.