|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||29.00||.274||81.00||66.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||53||12||1|| .317|| .340|| .226|
|vs Ventura (Career)||2||0||0||0||.333||0|
|vs RHP||420||128||26|| .364|| .555|| .305|
|10/16/2014||Felix Hernandez, SP SEA|
Jose Abreu, 1B CHW
|Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
|10/15/2014||David Price, SP DET|
Mark Trumbo, LF ARI
Blake Swihart, C BOS
Danny Hultzen, SP SEA
|Jose Abreu, 1B CHW|
|10/14/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B CHW||Mike Trout, CF LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
'Mental fatigue' contributes to Jose Abreu's second-half power decline
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) By most standards, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had a strong second half, batting .350 with a .513 sluging percentage after the All-Star break.
Though, while he hit for a higher average than in the first half (.292), Abreu saw a drop in home runs, belting just seven in the second half after having 29 before the break.
"It could be some fatigue, but I would say it was a mental fatigue," White Sox strength and conditioning coordinator Allen Thomas said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. "And the league knew him a little better in the second half. He still took singles and the opportunities to get hits, he just missed by a little bit."
Jose Abreu ties White Sox rookie record
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/15/14) After going three weeks without a home run, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu homered for the second time in as many days Sunday against the Twins, finishing 2 for 4 with two RBI. The solo shot in the ninth inning gave him 35 on the season, tying the White Sox rookie record set by Ron Kittle in 1983.
"He's a good hitter so this isn't a surprise that he hit a home run,” manager Robin Ventura told ESPN.com. "He's been pretty consistent just as a hitter. The power's going to be there. He went through a little stretch where he wasn't hitting many home runs, but it's there."
In addition to the home runs, Abreu is also batting .322 on the season, including .354 since the beginning of June -- a span of 89 games.
"He's a better hitter than he is a power hitter and he's a heck of a power hitter too, so that’s the way I look at him," teammate Paul Konerko said. "He's not just a slugger."
Jose Abreu taters for first time in three weeks
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/14/14) So much for the power outage of White Sox slugger Jose Abreu. Abreu slammed a solo home run in the ninth inning Sunday that went for naught in a loss to Minnesota. It was his first since Aug. 22.
Abreu had already ripped a run-scoring single in the fourth inning as his stat line improved to .322/.384/.604 on the season.
Manager befuddled by Jose Abreu power outage
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/11/14) Robin Ventura has expressed wonderment as to why White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is no longer slugging. But Ventura has also voiced confidence that the power outage is temporary.
"I'll take my chances with him of still being able to have the power," he told the Chicago Sun-Times. "Why it's not there right now? I don't know."
Abreu hasn't homered since Aug. 22, which covers a span of 16 games. But he has still hit safely in 14 of those games.
Jose Abreu serving as DH due to leg soreness
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/30/14) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is staying off his feet for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, as he is in the lineup as the designated hitter to start the day. Abreu is dealing with some leg soreness, but it is not expected to keep him out of the lineup at any point.
|As is often the case for Cuban defectors, what little we know about Jose Abreu comes in the form of vague scouting reports and watered-down statistics. But we at least know the White Sox liked him enough to give him the largest contract ever for an international player. On the one hand, it makes sense. He had a better track record in Cuba than either Yoenis Cespedes or Yasiel Puig, and look what they've done in the majors. But on the other hand, no scout is willing to call Abreu a sure thing, with some even questioning his bat speed. Of course, Cespedes and Puig had their skeptics as well. Just as a matter of principle, some people refuse to buy into the unknown. White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams isn't one of them, praising Abreu's low-effort swing and ability to drive the ball the other way. A power hitter who some think could hit for average as well, Abreu is pretty much a lock to take over for Paul Konerko at first base this year, but since nobody really knows how he'll perform, he figures to be one of the more interesting picks on Draft Day. The range is anywhere from an early round Puig type to a fringy Dayan Viciedo type, making a middle-round pick in Mark Trumbo or Mark Teixeira territory about right.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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