|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|
|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|
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)."
'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."
|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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