José Abreu Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/29/1987 (35)
José Abreu Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Abreu News
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (illness) is dealing with an upper respiratory issue, according to White Sox beat writer Daryl Van Schouwen. To ease his workload in Saturday's game against the New York Yankees, he will be slotting in as the team's designated hitter with Andrew Vaughn covering first base. Abreu is hitting just .207/.299/.326 over 36 games on the year, but he's shown some signs of turning a corner lately. Over his past four games, he's recorded four hits (including two doubles) as well as five walks. Abreu has a history of heating up at the plate as the season goes on, so fantasy managers should remain patient with the 35-year-old veteran.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, and two RBI in the White Sox 3-0 win over the Kansas City Royals in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. Abreu's performance in game one was a welcome sight to fantasy managers who have him rostered. Abreu is off to a brutal start in 2022, slashing just .211/.297/.328 with only three home runs and 14 RBI over 128 at-bats and 34 games. Abreu was out of the lineup for the nightcap. Perhaps Tuesday afternoon's performance will get his bat going. Abreu is coming off a 37-homer, 117-RBI season, which followed his 2020 American League MVP campaign. Despite the very mediocre start to the season, fantasy managers should remain patient with Abreu given his track record and current underlying metrics which do suggest positive regression forthcoming.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the White Sox's 7-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday. Abreu has been really struggling at the plate to start off the 2022 campaign. He is slashing a lowly .203/.288/.356 with just two home runs and six RBI in his first 16 games of the season (59 at-bats). Abreu is coming off a 37-homer, 117-RBI season, which followed his 2020 American League MVP campaign, so it should only be a matter of time before his bat gets going. Fantasy managers should remain patient with Abreu and underscore the fact that it has only been 16 games played so far in 2022. Continue to keep Abreu active in all formats despite the poor start to the season.
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.