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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||610.00||31.00||.297||99.00||97.00||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|
|12/27/2014||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI|
David Robertson, RP CHW
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
|Jose Abreu, 1B CHW|
Adam Eaton, CF CHW
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
|12/26/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B CHW||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|12/25/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B CHW|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Christian Yelich, LF MIA|
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
|Last 10 Games|
Jose Abreu focused on helping White Sox win games
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/23/15) There's no denying White Sox slugger Jose Abreu had a pretty impressive rookie season in 2014. He was named AL Rookie of the Year after he hit .317 with 35 doubles, 36 home runs and 107 RBI in 145 games. He made the All-Star team. He won a Silver Slugger award. He also finished fourth in the AL MVP race.
While Abreu likely has personal goals set aside, he contends his focus is all about helping the team.
"I cannot say that I will put up the same numbers or be better," said Abreu through translator and White Sox Spanish-language broadcaster Billy Russo, per MLB.com. "I just can say that I will try to do the best every day to help the team win games.
"If the numbers are the same as last year, it's good for me. But my main focus right now is to try to be the best player possible and help the team. [The front office] gave us the opportunity to be better this year and to compete this year. That is the most important thing for us in baseball."
White Sox' Adam LaRoche will give Jose Abreu some rest
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche will make sure Jose Abreu stays fresh this season, according to MLB Network.
General manager Rick Hahn said Abreu "ran out of gas" down the stretch last season. It was Abreu's first year in the majors, and he wore down a bit as he played the most games of his career during a single season. Abreu's power numbers did drop in the second half, but he was able to hit .350 in the second half.
LaRoche will spell Abreu at first a few times a week, allowing Abreu to spend some more time at designated hitter. The 35-year-old LaRoche hit .259/.362/.455 over 494 at-bats last year.
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu could see more days off in 2015
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/24/15) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu might see a dip in playing time at first with the addition of Adam LaRoche, but he is preparing to be ready all season long.
"I'm excited about the depth we have right now," Abreu said. "That is something good and will put us in the position to compete and I'm very excited about that.
"I've been working the same way on my defense. It doesn't matter if I'm playing more or less games because that is part of my game. I have to be a complete player and I can't work less and still be that. I have the same mentality, it doesn't matter who will be on the team. I just prepare myself to be successful and 100 percent on the field."
Abreu hit .317 in 2014 with 36 home runs and 107 RBI. He was also unanimously voted the AL Rookie of the Year.
Jose Abreu a unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(11/10/14) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu won the AL Rookie of the Year award unanimously, drawing all 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America. Abreu, 27, who defected from Cuba last offseason, batted .317/.383/.581 with 35 doubles, 36 homers and 107 RBI.
Abreu is the first White Sox player to win the award since shortstop Ozzie Guillen in 1985.
Agent claims Cuban slugger Tomas has 'a lot more' power than Abreu
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/10/14) The Phillies met Monday with the agent for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, according to CSNPhilly.com. The two sides have been in talks since Tomas worked out for the Phillies in September.
"There are several teams that I could say are frontrunners, but yes (the Phillies are one of them)," Jay Alou said at the general managers' meetings Monday. "We continue to speak. I know they have things in-house they want to take care of. We’ve been talking. I respect (general manager) Ruben (Amaro Jr.) a lot and he respects me."
The Phillies are expected to make an offer for Tomas, but no formal offer has been made yet, according to Alou. The Padres, Tigers, Mets and Giants are some of the other teams showing interest in Tomas.
Tomas is a power-hitting corner outfielder. Alou said his client has "a lot more" power than White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who hit 36 home runs as a rookie in 2014.
"With the way home runs are going, this is a guy who can hit 40," Alou said. "He can miss balls and hit them out. Tomas is a very impressive hitter. I represent Jose Bautista and he hits a lot of home runs. I’ve never seen a guy hit them as far (as Tomas)."
|2014 summary: We knew to expect some serious power from Jose Abreu, based on what he had accomplished in Cuba, but we couldn't be entirely sure what type of hitter he'd be overall with the White Sox. With one season in the books, there's still some mystery around Abreu. Initially, he looked to be an impatient hitter with poor plate discipline, but Abreu dramatically improved his walk-to-strikeout ratio in the second half. That progress really accelerated over the last two months of the season, and he also started hitting the opposite way more often, though for less power. The latter version of Abreu was less than elite in terms of Fantasy production, though he was still a top 10 first baseman. The two sides of Abreu combined to hit .317 with 36 home runs and 107 RBI.|
Playing time status: Abreu missed 14 games with an ankle injury, but he was otherwise durable, and owners can expect him to log regular playing time in 2015.
2015 outlook: Whether or not Abreu is worthy of a pick in the first round will rest on whether he can reproduce his first-half power numbers. He may need to make adjustments, but he's shown he has tremendous power skills. Even the second-half version of Abreu is worth an early-round pick, and the prudent move is to wait until the second round, rather than go all-in on expecting a full power recovery.
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