Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu #79

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/255
  • Age: 30


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Jose Abreu Stats

.293 25 100 0 .820

Jose Abreu MLB Career Stats

.299 91 308 3 .875

Jose Abreu Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Dariel Abreu
  • Pronunciation: uh-BRAY-you
  • Nickname: El Canon
  • Born: 1/29/1987 in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • Debut: 3/31/2014
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2016 Stats 624 67 183 25 100 0 .293 .353 .820
MLB Career Stats 1793 235 537 91 308 3 .299 .360 .875
  • Status: Active

Jose Abreu Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 White Sox AL 695 449 91.00 218.02 2.90 8.87 33.33
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 White Sox AL 695 449 91.00 218.02 2.90 8.87 33.33
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --


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Jose Abreu Stats

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Jose Abreu Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Jose Abreu News

Jose Abreu Fantasy News

December 18, 2016 at 12:13 AM ET

White Sox, Abreu reach deal to avoid arbitration

The White Sox have agreed to terms with first baseman Jose Abreu on a one-year, $10.825 million deal, thereby avoiding arbitration.

November 14, 2016 at 5:18 PM ET

Abreu opts to be an arbitration-eligible player

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has opted out of his contract and is now arbitration-eligible as a three-plus player.


Jose Abreu Awards

AL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2014 Chi White Sox AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Chi White Sox AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2014 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
04/2014 Chi White Sox AL
07/2014 Chi White Sox AL

AL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
04/2014 Chi White Sox AL
06/2014 Chi White Sox AL
07/2014 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/28/2014 Chi White Sox AL
08/03/2015 Chi White Sox AL
09/21/2015 Chi White Sox AL

Rookie of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2014 Chi White Sox AL

Baseball America Major League Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2014 Chi White Sox AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
2014 Chi White Sox AL

Jose Abreu Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2014 .317 5th in AL
2015 .290 15th in AL
2016 .293 18th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2014 36 3rd in AL
2015 30 13th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2014 107 4th in AL
2015 101 8th in AL
2016 100 14th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2014 .964 2nd in AL
2015 .850 12th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2014 .383 5th in AL
2016 .353 25th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2014 .581 1st in AL
2015 .502 10th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2014 80 24th in AL
2015 88 17th in AL


Season H Rank
2014 176 11th in AL
2015 178 8th in AL
2016 183 8th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2014 35 10th in AL
2015 34 16th in AL
2016 32 25th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2015 154 24th in AL
2016 159 8th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2015 613 10th in AL
2016 624 11th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2015 668 15th in AL
2016 695 11th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2014 323 2nd in AL
2015 308 7th in AL
2016 292 19th in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 131 19th in AL
2015 140 16th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2014 11 4th in AL
2015 15 2nd in AL
2016 15 2nd in AL

Jose Abreu Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 2, 2014 Chicago White Sox activated 1B Jose Abreu from the 15-day disabled list.
May 18, 2014 Chicago White Sox placed 1B Jose Abreu on the 15-day disabled list. posterior tibia tendonitis in his left ankle
October 29, 2013 Chicago White Sox signed free agent 1B Jose Abreu.

Jose Dariel Abreu Bio Info

Has represented Cuba in the following international baseball tournaments: World Baseball Classic, World Cup, International Cup, World Port, Pan American Qualifying and the World University Tour … was Cienfuegos teammates with the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig … wears uniform No. 79 after his mother chose it for him when he began playing with Cienfuegos … is nicknamed "Pito" after his favorite uncle.

  • American League Leaders: T2nd-HBP (15); 7th-RISP (.341); 7th-TB (308); 8th-RBI (101); 10th-SLG (.502); 10th-OPS (.984); T10th-XBH (67).
  • Became just the second player in major-league history to record 30-plus home runs with 100-plus RBI in each of his first two seasons, joining Albert Pujols (2001-02 with St. Louis).
  • Joined Pujols and Ryan Braun (2007-08) as the only players in baseball history to hit 30 or more homers in each of his first two seasons … also became the 12th player in history to drive in 100-plus runs in each of his first two years and the first since the Yankees' Hideki Matsui in 2003-04 (STATS).
  • Also joined Frank Thomas (six times), Paul Konerko (four), Magglio Ordonez (four), Albert Belle (twice) and Carlos Lee (twice) as the only six players in White Sox history to record multiple seasons of 30 doubles and 30 home runs.
  • Belle (1997-98) is the only other White Sox to register 30 homers and 100 RBI in his first two seasons with the club.
  • Recorded three hitting streaks of 13-plus games and owns six such streaks since 2014, the most in baseball.
  • Hit .308 (145-471) with 27 home runs and 89 RBI vs. righthanders, .341 (45-132) with RISP and .332 (84-253) with runners on base.
  • Batted .285/.351/.482 with 21 homers and 75 RBI in 115 starts at first base and .304/.335/.559 with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 39 starts as the designated hitter.
  • Reached base safely in each of his first eight games … connected on his first homer on Opening Day at Kansas City, a solo shot off Yordano Ventura.
  • Hit his second career grand slam on 4/18 at Detroit … also matched his career high with three hits and recorded his second career triple on 4/19 at Comerica Park.
  • Recorded four consecutive multihit games from 4/21-24, matching the longest streak of his career (also 9/13-15/14).
  • Homered in consecutive games for the fifth time in his career from 4/21-22 vs. Cleveland (Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber) … his home run off Kluber marked his seventh career off a former Cy Young winner (fifth former winner).
  • Played in his 162nd career game on 4/26 vs. Kansas City … joined Ryan Braun, Chuck Klein and Rudy York as the only players to hit at least .300 with 40-plus home runs and 120-plus RBI through their first 162 career games.
  • Recorded a 17-game hitting streak from 5/3-22 (.318, 21-66), the second-longest of his career.
  • Connected on a game-winning single in the seventh inning on 5/16 at Oakland … recorded his third career home run off R.A. Dickey on 5/26 at Toronto … also collected four RBI.
  • Left the game on 5/29 at Houston due to inflammation in his right index finger and missed the next three games … returned to the lineup on 6/3 at Texas, going 2-4 with a home run and three RBI … snapped a scoreless tie with a game-winning, two-run home run off Dallas Keuchel on 6/9 vs. Houston.
  • Homered in three straight games for the first time in his career from 6/9-12 … recorded a career-high four hits on 6/23 at Minnesota … snapped 13-game homerless and 12-game RBI droughts with a solo shot on 6/26 at Detroit.
  • Hit second in the lineup for the first time in his career on 6/28 at Detroit, going 1-3 with a double and two runs scored.
  • Hit his 50th career home run in the White Sox 1-0 win on 7/3 vs. Baltimore … matched Ron Kittle (218 games) for the fewest games to 50 in Sox history … also became the fastest Cuban-born player to reach the 50-homer plateau (previously Jose Canseco, 255 games).
  • Posted a 13-game hitting streak from 6/26-7/11, going 17-53 (.321) with three doubles, two homers and six RBI … became the first Sox to record five 10-plus game hitting streaks in his first two seasons.
  • Hit safely in 14 straight games from 7/21-8/3, batting .385 (20-52) with five home runs, 18 RBI and a 1.217 OPS.
  • Connected on a two-run home run on 7/29 at Boston … centerfielder Mookie Betts made a running catch in center before flipping over the wall and losing control of the ball when hitting the ground … the play was initially ruled an out before being overturned following a video review.
  • Drove in a run in a career-best six straight games from 7/27- 8/1 (10 RBI total) … recorded his fifth career multihomer game on 8/8 vs. Kansas City (solo shots off Jeremy Guthrie).
  • Connected on a pair of doubles to reach 30 on 9/3 at Minnesota and hit his 25th homer on 9/4 at Kansas City … became the first player in White Sox history to record 25 home runs and 30 doubles in each of his first two seasons.
  • Homered in consecutive games from 9/8-9 vs. Cleveland.
  • Hit his 30th homer on 9/30 vs. Kansas City and reached the 100-RBI milestone on 10/1 vs. the Royals

American League Leaders: 1st in SLG (.581) and hitting streak (21); 2nd in TB (323) and OPS (.964); 3rd in HR (36) and AB/RBI (5.20); 4th in RBI (107) and XBH (73); 5th in AVG (.317), OBP (.383) and AB/HR (15.44); T10th in 2B (35)... was named American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Sporting News and Baseball America...was a unanimous choice by the BBWAA (ninth overall in AL) ... also was the recipient of the Players Choice AL Outstanding Rookie...Became the sixth White Sox rookie honored by the BBWAA, joining Luis Aparicio (1956), Gary Peters (1963), Tommie Agee (1966), Ron Kittle (1983) and Ozzie Guillen (1985)...Placed fourth in the AL Most Valuable Player voting, the highest finish for a Sox player since Frank Thomas was runner-up in 2000 and highest finish for a Cuban-born player since Jose Canseco also was fourth in 1991…Received his first AL Silver Slugger Award ...he and Alexei Ramirez became the fourth White Sox teammates to be named Silver Sluggers in the same season, joining Joe Crede and Jermaine Dye 2006), Magglio Ordonez and Frank Thomas (2000) and Thomas and Julio Franco (1994)…He and Ramirez became the first Cuban-born teammates to win the award in the same season and join Jose Canseco (four times) and Rafael Palmeiro (twice) as the only native Cubans to be named Silver Sluggers…Became the first rookie in major league history to rank among the top 5 in his league in each Triple Crown category…Joined Hal Trosky (1934), Ted Williams (1939) and Albert Pujols (2001) as the only rookies in history to record 30 doubles, 30 homers and 100 RBI in a season…Joined Dick Allen (1974) as the only White Sox in history to lead the major-leagues in slugging percentage…His 36 home runs set a Sox rookie record, surpassing the mark held by Kittle (35 in 1983), and were the sixth-highest total by a rookie in major-league history…His 107 RBI were the third-most by a Sox rookie, trailing Smead Jolley (114 in 1930) and Zeke Bonura (110 in 1934)… Was named an AL All-Star, becoming just the fifth Sox rookie to accomplish the feat and first since Kittle in 1983…Earned AL Player of the Month honors in April and July and Rookie of the Month for April, June and July...became the first rookie to be named Player of the Month twice in one season and fourth player to earn three-plus rookie award…Joined Frank Thomas (1994 and 1996) and Albert Belle (1998) as the only Sox to win the player award twice and only player in club history to win the rookie award more than once…ranked among the AL leaders in the following averages: second half (1st, .350); since 6/9 (2nd, .350); home (4th, .336); vs. LHP (5th, .353); with two outs (6th, .313)…Hit safely in 113 of 145 games and reached base safely in 124 of 145…recorded four multihomer efforts and homered in consecutive games four times (4/22-23, 6/2-3, 6/9-11 and 9/13-2-14)… His 14 games with three-plus RBI were the second-highest total by a Sox rookie behind Zeke Bonura (15 in 1934)…Hit .270 (31-115) with eight doubles, 10 homers and 32 RBI through April, earning both AL Player and Rookie of the Month awards ... set major-league rookie records in home runs, RBI, extra-base hits (19) and total bases (32) through April…Became the first AL player ever to receive both honors in his first month in the majors.. joined the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig (June 2013) as the only players in history to be named Player of the Month in his first month in the majors…Went 2-4 with a double, RBI and run scored on Opening Day vs. Minnesota ... doubled off Ricky Nolasco in his first at-bat…was walked intentionally twice on 4/2 vs. the Twins, becoming the first player since 1955 (when the stat was first tracked) to accomplish the feat within his first two games…Hit a go-ahead, three-run triple on 4/3 vs. Minnesota (four RBI total), becoming the first Sox player with a four-RBI game in his first three career games (Elias)…Recorded his first multihomer game, including his first homer, with five RBI on 4/8 at Colorado...became the first Sox rookie with two four-plus RBI games in his first eight career games…Hit a pair of home runs on 4/10 vs. Cleveland...became the third player in major-league history with two multihomer efforts in his first 10 games, joining Kansas City's Mark Quinn (1999) and Pittsburgh's Dino Restelli (1949)… Connected on a game-ending grand slam (first career) as part of his third multihomer effort on 4/25 vs. Tampa Bay (also career-high six RBI)…joined Cleveland's Ron Lolich (1972) as the only rookies to hit a game-ending slam (Elias)…Became the first player in history to have three multihomer games in his first 24 career games…His 32 RBI in March/April tied Smead Jolley (July 1930) for the Sox rookie monthly record (any month) and tied for third-highest monthly total in franchise history…Became the first rookie since Minnesota's Kent Hrbek in 1982 to lead the major leagues in home runs and RBI through April, and the first Sox player to lead the majors in those categories in any month since Roy Sievers in July 1960 (Elias)…Was on the disabled list from 5/18-6/2 with posterior tibia tendinitis in his left ankle…Hit a game-winning, three-run homer off Luke Gregorson in the eighth inning on 5/14 at Oakland…Won AL Rookie of the Month honors for June after batting .313 (31-99) with 10 homers, 22 RBI and a .677 slugging percentage.. became the third player in Sox history to hit 10 or more homers in a month twice in one season, joining Jim Thome (twice in 2006) and Frank Thomas (twice in 1993). Homered in each of his first two games after being reinstated from the disabled list on 6/2-3 at Dodger Stadium (off Clayton Kershaw and Josh Beckett)…Hit safely in 39 of 40 games from 6/15-8/1, batting .377 (60-159) with 14 doubles, 12 homers and 33 RBI…Recorded an 18-game hitting streak from 6/15-7/4, batting .338 (24-71) with eight homers, 18 RBI, 12 runs scored and six multihit efforts ... the streak tied Rip Radcliffe (1935) and Pete Ward (1963) for the seventh-longest by a White Sox rookie…Hit his 20th home run on 6/18 vs. San Francisco (58th game), the third-fastest in Sox history to reach that milestone behind Frank Thomas (46 in 1994) and Jim Thome (49 in 2006)…Posted a 25-game road hitting streak from 6/19-7/31, batting .406 (41-101) with 10 doubles, nine homers and 24 RBI…Recorded his fourth multihomer effort on 6/27 at Toronto, becoming the first player in history to reach 25 home runs in his first 67 career games…joined Bob Horner as the only players in history with four multihomer games over his first 67 contests…Was named AL Player and Rookie of the Month for July after hitting .374 (37-99) with 11 doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI, a .432 on-base and .667 slugging percentage…Became the fourth rookie to earn three-plus Rookie of the Month honors (also Ichiro Suzuki, Mike Trout and Jason Bay)…Compiled a 21-game hitting streak from 7/6-8/1, the longest by a Sox player since Carlos Lee's club-record, 28-game streak in 2004, the third-longest by a Sox rookie and tied for the 10th-longest in franchise history...hit .429 (36-84) with 11 doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI during the streak…Joined Hall-of-Famer Eddie Collins (21 and 22 games in 1920) as the only players in White Sox history to record multiple hitting streaks of at least 18 games in a season (Elias)…Became the first player with two 18-plus game hitting streaks in a season since Jacoby Ellsbury in 2011 (19, 18) and first rookie to accomplish the feat since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 (23, 21)…Reached 50 extra-base hits in his 81st major-league game (home run on 7/12 at Cleveland), the fastest to that milestone in the major leagues since Ted Williams (80 games) in 1939…His 29 homers at the break ranked third in Sox history behind Frank Thomas (32, 1994) and Jim Thome (30, 2006) and were the second-most in history by a rookie behind Mark McGwire's 33 in 1987…Joined McGwire as the only rookies to lead the majors in home runs at the All-Star Break…Abreu and Alexei Ramirez became the eighth set of Cuban teammates to be All-Stars (last, Minnesota's Tony Oliva and Leo Cardenas in 1971) and the second in White Sox history (Minnie Minoso and Sandy Consuegra in 1954)…Led the AL in the second half in on-base percentage (.435) and ranked third in OPS (.948)…Hit his 30th home run on 7/26 at Minnesota (89th game), becoming the third-fastest player in MLB history to reach that mark behind Rudy York (79) and Mark McGwire (84)…Joined Jose Canseco (33 in 1986) and Tony Oliva (32 in 1964) as the only Cuban-born rookies to hit 30 in a season…Reached base in 10 straight plate appearances (6 H; 3 BB; 1 HBP) from 7/31-8/1, the longest streak by a Sox since Frank Thomas set a franchise mark with 15 from 5/16-20/97…Hit .376 (38-101) with a .466 OBP in August. Recorded a 14-game hitting streak from 8/19-9/5, batting .510 (25-49) with two home runs, 10 RBI and a 1.328 OPS…Became the fifth Sox player to record three hitting streaks of 14-plus games in a season (first since Mike Kreevich in 1937) and the first in the majors since Orlando Cabrera in 2009…Snapped an 18-game and 67 at-bat homerless streak on 8/19 vs. Baltimore…Registered consecutive three-hit games on 8/29-30…Recorded four straight multihit games from 9/13-15…reached 100 RBI on 9/13-2 vs. Minnesota with a solo homer…Matched Ron Kittle's franchise rookie record with his 35th home run on 9/14 vs. Minnesota…Established a franchise rookie record with his 36th homer in his final game on 9/27 vs. Kansas City…Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization ... also tabbed by the same publication as the Best Power Hitter.


Played in 42 games for Cienfuegos during a shortened regular season … led Serie Nacional in home runs (19), slugging percentage (.604) and total bases (163) and ranked among the leaders in average (2nd, .345), runs scored (2nd, 60), RBI (3rd, 60) and walks (4th, 54) … was named the All-Star first baseman for the fourth consecutive year … represented Cuba at the World Baseball Classic … went 9-25 (.360) with six home runs during the tournament, including a grand slam vs. China … agreed to terms on a six-year, $68-million contract with the White Sox on 10/29.


His 35 home runs were the second-most in Serie Nacional history … finished second in the Most Valuable Player voting and was named the league's All-Star first baseman … led the league in average (.394), on-base percentage (.542), slugging percentage (.837) and hit-by-pitch (22) and ranked among the leaders in homers (2nd), RBI (2nd, 99), total bases (2nd, 236), walks (5th, 75) and runs scored (7th, 71) … tied a Cuban record by homering in six consecutive games.


Was named MVP of Serie Nacional, becoming the second winner in Ciengfuegos history … established a then league record with 33 home runs (shared with Yoenis Cespedes) … played in only 66 of 90 regular season games due to bursitis in his right shoulder … led the league in average (.453), slugging percentage (.986) and intentional walks (21) and ranked among the leaders in RBI (2nd, 93), hit-by-pitch (4th, 21), total bases (7th, 127) and runs scored (8th, 79) … represented Cuba at the Baseball World Cup and Pan American Games … was named the World Cup MVP after hitting .442 with three home runs and 10 RBI over 11 games … batted .524 with three homers and nine RBI on Cuba's bronze-medal winning team at the Pan Am Games.


Led Serie Nacional in slugging percentage (.822), hit-by-pitch (30) and intentional walks (1st, 32) and ranked among the leaders in average (2nd, .399), home runs (2nd, 30), total bases (3rd, 235), doubles (T3rd, 25), walks (4th, 74) and runs scored (6th, 82) … was named the league's All-Star first baseman … was the starting first baseman on Cuba's gold-medal winning International Cup team … helped Cuba win the gold medal at the World University Baseball Championship … hit .555 (10-18) with four homers and 12 RBI in six games.


Ranked eighth in Serie Nacional in home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.630) … played for Cuba in the World Port and Baseball World Cup international tournaments … was named to Cuba's provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic but did not make the final roster.