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.
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.