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Jose Abreu

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago White Sox

2018 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

4

RBI

9

R

9

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

When the White Sox signed Abreu as an international free agent before the 2014 season, their expectation was that they had found a steady middle-of-the-order run producer to anchor their lineup for ye...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 245   DOB: 1/29/1987   BORN: Cienfuegos, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By CWS In 2013   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Abreu Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal with the White Sox in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.

April 18, 2018  –  Jose Abreu News

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Abreu went 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

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Jose Abreu Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 27 MAJ CWS 145 622 556 80 176 73 35 2 36 107 3 1 51 131 0 4 11 .317 .383 .581 .964
2015 28 MAJ CWS 154 668 613 88 178 67 34 3 30 101 0 0 39 140 0 1 15 .290 .347 .502 .849
2016 29 MAJ CWS 159 695 624 67 183 58 32 1 25 100 0 2 47 125 0 9 15 .293 .353 .468 .821
2017 30 MAJ CWS 156 675 621 95 189 82 43 6 33 102 3 0 35 119 0 4 15 .304 .354 .552 .906
2018 31 MAJ CWS 16 73 66 9 18 7 3 0 4 9 0 0 2 12 0 0 5 .273 .342 .500 .842
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3-Year Averages     156 678 619 83 183 68 36 3 29 101 1 0 40 128 0 4 15 .296 .351 .504 .855
Career  (View All)     630 2,733 2,480 339 744 287 147 12 128 419 6 3 174 527 0 18 61 .300 .358 .524 .882

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Jose Abreu Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 20 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .342 .500 .842
Apr. 18 @Oak 6 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .274 .348 .516 .864
Apr. 17 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .323 .500 .823
Apr. 16 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .328 .519 .847
Apr. 12 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .479 .812
Apr. 11 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .360 .523 .883
Apr. 10 TB 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .348 .537 .885
Apr. 9 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .341 .444 .785
Apr. 8 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .333 .485 .818
Apr. 7 Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .344 .533 .877
Apr. 5 Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .320 .370 .600 .970
Apr. 4 @Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .455 .750 1.205
Apr. 3 @Tor 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .438 .500 .688 1.188
Apr. 2 @Tor 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .462 .750 1.212
Mar. 31 @KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .958
Mar. 29 @KC 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Last 7 Games 30 5 9 2 0 2 6 0 7 0 0 2 0 1 .300 .344 .567 .911
Last 14 Games 58 6 16 3 0 3 7 1 12 0 0 5 0 2 .276 .344 .483 .827
Last 30 Games 66 9 18 3 0 4 9 2 12 0 0 5 0 2 .273 .342 .500 .842

Jose Abreu: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 14 2
2017 139 18
2016 152 7
2015 115 39
2014 109 35

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Jose Abreu Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018152120.333.533.908
20171493010280.356.6311.033
2016126198220.262.500.840

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018517370.255.490.824
20174726523743.288.528.866
20164984817780.301.460.816

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018282130.179.321.603
20173024516470.295.533.877
20162953915520.315.519.898

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018387360.342.6321.022
20173195017553.313.571.934
20163292810480.274.422.750
Jose Abreu vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Dallas Keuchel HOU 15 6 1 0 2 3 0 5 0 0 .400 .400 .867 1.267

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Jose Abreu Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2014 27 MAJ CWS 622 556 8.2% 21.1% 0.39 76% .356 .264
2015 28 MAJ CWS 668 613 5.8% 21% 0.28 77% .333 .212
2016 29 MAJ CWS 695 624 6.8% 18% 0.38 80% .327 .175
2017 30 MAJ CWS 675 621 5.2% 17.6% 0.29 81% .330 .248
2018 31 MAJ CWS 73 66 2.7% 16.4% 0.17 82% .280 .227
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3-Year Averages     678 619 5.9% 18.9% 0.31 79% .330 .208
Career     2,733 2,480 6.4% 19.3% 0.33 79% .334 .224

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Jose Abreu Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2015 1017 1 29 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 1355.7 -5 - -7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 1197 0 - 0 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 113 -2 - -1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jose Abreu    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.7% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
16.4% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.842 OPS
GREAT
.342 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.273 AVG
GOOD
.280 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.500 SLG
GREAT
.227 ISO
GREAT

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Jose Abreu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 8-1 loss to the Athletics. He's hit safely in three of the last four games, going 4-for-16 with two homers, a double and four RBI.

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Abreu went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Rays.

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Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.

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Abreu went 3-for-4 with a double in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

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Abreu went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's Opening Day win over the Royals.

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Abreu (hamstring) started at first base, played three innings and went 1-for-2 in Sunday's Cactus League finale.

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Abreu (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Friday's Cactus League game and will instead participate in a full workout, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

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Abreu (hamstring) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Abreu (hamstring) hopes to be back in game action Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The White Sox believe the hamstring injury Abreu sustained Tuesday is minor, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

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Abreu left Tuesday's game against the Rangers with hamstring tightness, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

After three seasons, Abreu's name feels as if it has more value than his actual numbers. His 2014 season was outstanding, and 2015 was pretty good as well, but 2016 feels like a disappointment. Sure, he drove in 100 runs, taking advantage of the opportunities provided to him and hit .293. Yet, in a year where many were hitting 20-plus homers, Abreu hit 25 despite missing only three games all year. His Isolated Power and HR/FB ratio has declined each season he has been in the majors. His GB/FB rate has always been high, but he got away with it when he was hitting one out of every four or five flyballs out of the yard. Last season, that fell to one in every six flyballs which caps his power upside. All the pieces are there, but he has to get more distance on his batted balls to get back to the 30-homer plateau.

2016

With a 30-home run, 101-RBI campaign in 2015, Abreu joined Albert Pujols as the only players to hit at least 30 home runs and accumulate 100 RBI in each of their first two seasons. Of course, Abreu was 27 when he made his major league debut and Pujols was 21, but the feat emphasizes the fact that Abreu landed stateside as an elite hitter in his prime. Abreu was consistent all season long, generally hitting five home runs per month and batting somewhere between .274 and .304. He struggled against lefties in 2015 (.658 OPS), but that split was 1.098 in 2014. So while perhaps a vulnerability was indeed exposed, we can still expect a slight rebound in 2016. Heading into 2016, he profiles as the teamís starting first baseman and No. 3 hitter, and as 2015 proved, he can still put up stats without a stellar supporting cast.

2015

Things could not have gone much better for Abreu in his first MLB season. The Cuban expat entered the year with some questions about whether his swing would hold up to advanced pitching, but Abreu displayed an advanced work ethic that made the transition nearly seamless. He raced to 29 home runs before making the AL All-Star squad, and finished his Rookie of the Year campaign leading the majors with a .581 slugging percentage. He proved himself to be more than just a slugger in the second half, hitting .350 after the break. He swings more than you would like and misses more than he should, so it would not be a surprise to see his average suffer a bit in 2015 if he can not sustain his .356 BABIP. However, his power should continue to rank him in the upper echelon of AL first basemen in 2015, and he should have a spot in the heart of the White Sox's order for several years to come.

2014

Abreu enters 2014 as one of the bigger mysteries of the season. The newest Cuban superstar to make the trek to MLB is a bit different than the other recent players to defect. He is less athletic than Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes, and he is also quite a bit older than Puig and a year older than Cespedes was upon his arrival two seasons ago. However, Abreu does come to the states with more alleged raw power. He hit 37 home runs in back-to-back Cuban seasons, and he hit .342/.457/.621 over 799 career games in that league. The scouting reports vary in terms of how those numbers will translate to the big leagues, and some question how he will fare against major league breaking balls. He excelled in the 2013 World Baseball Classic with three home runs and a 1.145 OPS in 25 at-bats. The variance on his projections will likely be great, but he should be projected to start at first and bat somewhere in the middle-third of the White Sox's lineup.

2012

Abreu set the single-season mark for home runs at 33 in 2010-11 in the Serie Nationale - the top professional league in Cuba - and was named the league's MVP