Married Yusmary Hernandez … has one son: Dariel Eduardo … Twitter: @79JoseAbreu. Was teammates on Cienfuegos in the Cuban League with the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig from 2008-11 and with Yoan Moncada from 2012-13 … 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: 2-HBP (15); T7th-Multihit Games (55); T14th-RBI (100). Recorded his third consecutive season of 30-plus doubles, 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI to start his career, the first player in White Sox history to accomplish that feat. Joined Albert Pujols and Joe DiMaggio as the only players in major-league history to record the following numbers in his first three-plus seasons: 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI; 175-plus hits and 25-plus homers. Is one of just seven players to record 100-plus RBI in each of his first three-plus seasons, joining Pujols (10, 2001-10), Hideki Matsui (3, 2003-05), Ted Williams (8, 1939-49; did not play from 1943-45), DiMaggio (7, 1936-42), Al Simmons (11, 1924-34) and Pinky Whitney (3, 1928-30). Recorded 25-plus doubles, 30-plus homers and 100-plus RBI for the third consecutive season, the only player in the major leagues to reach those numbers. Abreu and Boston's David Ortiz are the only players to hit 25 homers and record 100 RBI in each of the last three seasons. Was the Sox nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, recognizing the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Appeared in a career-high 159 games … started 152 games at first base and made seven starts as the designated hitter. Reached base safely in 136 of his 159 games, the most of his career (135 in 2015 and 125 in 2014). Hit .301/.356/.460 with 17 home runs vs. right-handers, compared to .262/.340/.500 with eight homers vs. lefties … batted .315/.379/.519 with 15 home runs at U.S. Cellular Field. Recorded a .300-plus average in June (.306, 30-110), August (.362, 38-105) and September (.319, 36-113) … connected on a season-high eight homers in August. His numbers increased from .263/.333/.412/10 HR in the first half to .319/.384/.514/14 HR after the break. Hit his first home run of the season on 4/7 at Oakland, a tworun shot in the sixth inning … hit his first homer at U.S. Cellular Field on 4/9 vs. Cleveland. Hit a game-ending single in the 11th inning on 4/23 vs. Texas, the second walkoff hit of his career (grand slam on 4/25/14 vs. Tampa Bay). Registered an eight-game hitting streak from 4/26-5/4, batting .438 (14-32) with two doubles, one triple, one home run, 10 RBI and four walks … recorded five consecutive multihit efforts from 4/28-5/3 (.526, 10-19), the longest streak of his career. Connected on a game-winning, two-out, single in the ninth on 4/30 at Baltimore … Chicago went on to an 8-7 win. Hit a double and triple and drove in three of the Sox four runs in the club's 4-1 win on 5/3 vs. Boston … drove in Chicago's only runs with a two-run homer in its 5-2 loss on 5/4 vs. Boston. Snapped an eight-game homerless stretch with a solo shot on 5/17 vs. Houston … drove in two of the White Sox three runs with RBI singles on 5/18 vs. the Astros. Hit in the No. 5 position in the lineup for the first time in his career on 5/23-1 vs. Cleveland, going 1-5 with a double … recorded consecutive three-hit games for just the fourth time in his career on 5/24-25 vs. Cleveland. Hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the 13th inning on 6/1 at the Mets, driving in reliever Matt Albers … the RBI was his first since 5/18 vs. Houston, snapping a 12-game drought. Reached base safely in 18 straight games from 6/1-21, hitting .343/.380/.614 with seven doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI. Snapped a 16-game homerless stretch with a solo shot on 6/5 at Detroit … homered in consecutive games on 6/12 vs. Kansas City and 6/13 vs. Detroit (2 HR/4 RBI). Connected on a game-winning, two-run double in the 10th inning off closer Craig Kimbrel on 6/20 at Boston … extended his RBI streak to four games … hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning on 6/23 at Boston. Drove in the game-winning run with a RBI single in the third inning on 7/3 at Houston … gave the Sox a 1-0 lead with a RBI single in the first inning on 7/26 vs. the Cubs (Sox won, 3-0). Reached base safely in a career-high 29 consecutive games from 8/2-9/2, the longest streak by a White Sox player since Juan Pierre in 2010 (also 29) … hit .379/.425/.664 with six doubles, nine home runs, 23 RBI, seven walks, three hit-by-pitches and 18 runs scored during the streak. Homered in back-to-back games on 8/4 at Detroit and 8/5 vs. Baltimore to end a career-long, 32-game drought. Played in front of his son, Dariel, on 8/12 at Miami for the first time in his career … his son was visiting the U.S. from Cuba. Batted .351 (13-37) with one double, four homers, seven RBI and a 1.117 OPS during his 10-game hitting streak from 8/17-27. Homered in three straight games from 8/20-23 for the second time in his career (6/9-12/15) … connected on his fourth homer in seven games on 8/27 vs. Seattle, a solo shot in the first. Drove in 12 runs during a four-game series from 9/1-4 at Minnesota, the most in a four-game set by a White Sox player since Frank Thomas (12) from 7/10-13/97 at Kansas City. Went 3-7 with two homers and seven RBI on 9/4 at Minnesota … the seven RBI were the most by a Sox since Jim Thome on 7/17/09 vs. Baltimore … according to MLB Statcast, his first homer traveled an estimated 430 feet and the second 465 feet. Became the first Sox to record a two-homer, seven-RBI, ninetotal base game since Paul Konerko on 7/7/09 vs. Cleveland. Gave the Sox a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the second inning on 9/6 vs. Detroit … Chicago won, 2-0 … recorded his fourth three-hit effort in seven games on 9/7 vs. the Tigers. Connected on his 25th home run on 9/19 at Kansas City, becoming the first player in White Sox history to hit 25 or more in each of his first three seasons. Recorded three hits on 9/24 at Cleveland to surpass the 175-hit mark for the season … joined Albert Pujols (2001-03) and Joe DiMaggio (1936-38) as the only players in MLB history to record 175-plus hits and 25-plus home runs in each of his first three seasons. Opted out of the final three years of his six-year, $68-million contract on 11/14, becoming arbitration eligible … agreed to terms on a one-year, $10.825-million contract on 12/17, avoiding arbitration.
- 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.