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Jose Abreu

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago White Sox

2016 Stats

AVG

.293

HR

25

RBI

100

R

67

SB

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, ...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Personal
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 255   DOB: 1/29/1987
BORN: Cienfuegos, Cuba   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Abreu Contract Information:

Abreu agreed to a six-year, $68 million deal with the White Sox in October of 2013.

February 27, 2017  –  Jose Abreu News

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Abreu will head to Miami following Monday's game to tend to personal matters and expects to be back in camp on Wednesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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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 Spring Training 30   CWS 2 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
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3-Year Averages     152 659 597 78 179 65 33 2 30 102 1 1 45 132 0 4 13 .300 .360 .513 .872
Career  (View All)     458 1,985 1,793 235 537 198 101 6 91 308 3 3 137 396 0 14 41 .299 .360 .515 .875

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Jose Abreu Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 Min 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .293 .353 .468 .821
Oct. 1 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .350 .468 .818
Sep. 30 Min 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .349 .469 .818
Sep. 29 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .348 .468 .816
Sep. 28 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .351 .471 .822
Sep. 27 TB 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .353 .475 .828
Sep. 26 TB 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .354 .478 .832
Sep. 25 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .351 .477 .828
Sep. 24 @Cle 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .353 .480 .833
Sep. 23 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .352 .479 .831
Sep. 21 @Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .299 .354 .482 .836
Sep. 20 @Phi 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .354 .485 .839
Sep. 19 @KC 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .353 .484 .837
Sep. 18 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .353 .478 .831
Sep. 17 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .353 .481 .834
Sep. 16 @KC 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .352 .482 .834
Sep. 15 Cle 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .352 .482 .834
Sep. 14 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .349 .476 .825
Sep. 13 Cle 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .352 .480 .832
Sep. 12 Cle 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .351 .479 .830
Sep. 11 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .349 .477 .826
Sep. 10 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .351 .481 .832
Sep. 9 KC 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .350 .483 .833
Sep. 7 Det 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .298 .349 .482 .831
Sep. 6 Det 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .347 .480 .827
Sep. 5 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .346 .475 .821
Sep. 4 @Min 7 2 3 0 0 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .346 .476 .822
Sep. 3 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .345 .466 .811
Sep. 2 @Min 6 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .347 .469 .816
Sep. 1 @Min 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .346 .469 .815
Last 7 Games 22 2 4 1 0 0 3 6 5 0 0 1 0 0 .182 .379 .227 .606
Last 14 Games 48 4 10 2 0 1 5 8 10 0 0 2 1 0 .208 .339 .313 .652
Last 30 Games 117 15 37 3 0 6 26 13 22 0 0 2 1 3 .316 .391 .496 .887

Jose Abreu: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2016126198220.262.500.840
2015142193120.232.352.658
20141361910231.353.6621.098

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20164984817780.301.460.816
20154716927890.308.548.908
20144206126842.305.555.919

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162953915520.315.519.898
20153074716440.296.502.857
20142594015501.336.583.993

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163292810480.274.422.750
20153064114570.284.503.843
20142974021572.300.579.938
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% .360 .264
2015 28 MAJ CWS 668 613 5.8% 21% 0.28 77% .334 .212
2016 29 MAJ CWS 695 624 6.8% 18% 0.38 80% .333 .175
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3-Year Averages     659 597 6.8% 20% 0.34 78% .343 .213
Career     1,985 1,793 6.9% 19.9% 0.35 78% .342 .216

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Jose Abreu Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 1017 0 110 -5 3 -3 512 -2 632 0 2 -3 -3
2016 1B 1355.7 -10 101 -7 -3 -7 664 -1 696 0 -1 -4 -2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1
2016 1B 1 0 1 -7 0 -5

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

Plate Discipline

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0.38 BB/K
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6.8% BB Rate
WEAK
18.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.821 OPS
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.353 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.293 AVG
GREAT
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.468 SLG
GOOD
.175 ISO
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2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jose Abreu

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

Abreu says he learned from the experience of 2016 when he struggled to hit early in the season, Scott Merkin of the White Sox's official site reports. "I never in my life experienced some kind of struggles like I did last year," Abreu said. "But that put me in a better position as a player, as a person too. I'm in a better position now for this season because I learned from the experience."

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Abreu agreed to a one-year, $10.8 million contract with the White Sox on Saturday, avoiding arbitration.

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Abreu opted out of his three-year deal with the White Sox on Monday and will go through the arbitration process year by year with them, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Indians.

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Abreu went 3-for-7 with two home runs and seven RBI in the White Sox's extra-inning win over the Twins on Sunday.

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Abreu went 3-for-6 with three RBI in an 11-4 victory over the Twins on Friday.

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Abreu went 3-for-5 with his 20th homer and two RBI in a loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

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Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

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Abreu went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

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Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer - his 16th of the season - and two runs against the Athletics on Sunday.

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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