Jose Abreu was born on Thursday, January 29, 1987, in Cruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Abreu was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on March 31, 2014, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jose Abreu baseball stats page.
"He's (Jose Abreu) a difference-maker. He's such a quality at-bat. His power is unbelievable. He can take so many different pitches and just take you yard. You obviously respect what he can do. He's changed the complexion of their lineup and allows some of their other players to do other things as well. When you have a guy like that in your lineup, anchoring it, in a way it's kind of like what we have in Detroit with Miggy Max Scherzer (Dan Hayes, 07/14/2014, 'Miguel Cabrera: Jose Abreus start is amazing', Source )
Jose "Mal Tiempo" Abreu Autograph on a 2014 Topps Chrome (#JA)
Jose Abreu Pitching Stats
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Jose Abreu Hitting Stats
Jose Abreu Fielding Stats
|2014 White Sox||1B||109||109||2,872||1,045||9.6||1,039||970||69||6||105||n/a||n/a||n/a||.994||9.77|
|2015 White Sox||1B||115||115||3,051||1,023||8.9||1,012||952||60||11||100||n/a||n/a||n/a||.989||8.96|
|2016 White Sox||1B||152||152||4,067||1,337||8.8||1,327||1,243||84||10||131||n/a||n/a||n/a||.993||8.81|
|2017 White Sox||1B||139||138||3,591||1,221||8.8||1,213||1,135||78||8||130||n/a||n/a||n/a||.993||9.12|
|2018 White Sox||1B||114||114||2,999||984||8.6||976||903||73||8||81||n/a||n/a||n/a||.992||8.79|
|2019 White Sox||1B||125||125||3,311||1,094||8.8||1,086||1,012||74||8||128||n/a||n/a||n/a||.993||8.86|
Jose Abreu Miscellaneous Stats
|Baserunning Statistics||Other Positions||Common Hitting Ratios||Common Pitching Ratios|
|2014 White Sox||3||1||.750||1||0||35||15.4||4.2||5.2||-||-||-|
|2015 White Sox||0||0||.000||0||0||39||20.4||4.4||6.1||-||-||-|
|2016 White Sox||0||2||.000||0||0||7||25.0||5.0||6.2||-||-||-|
|2017 White Sox||3||0||1.000||0||0||18||18.8||5.2||6.1||-||-||-|
|2018 White Sox||2||0||1.000||1||0||13||22.7||4.6||6.4||-||-||-|
|2019 White Sox||2||2||.500||0||0||34||19.2||4.2||5.2||-||-||-|
Jose Abreu Miscellaneous Items of Interest
|Team [Click for Roster]||Uniform Numbers||Salary||All-Star||World Series|
|2014 Chicago White Sox||79||$7,000,000.00||Stats||-|
|2015 Chicago White Sox||79||$8,666,666.00||-||-|
|2016 Chicago White Sox||79||$11,667,000.00||-||-|
|2017 Chicago White Sox||79||$10,825,000.00||-||-|
|2018 Chicago White Sox||79||$13,000,000.00||Stats||-|
|2019 Chicago White Sox||79||$16,000,000.00||Stats||-|
|Jose Abreu Stats by Baseball Almanac|
Did you know that Jose Abreu was the first White Sox first-baseman to win Rookie of the Year Award ? Those who came before Abreu were Luis Aparicio (1956, shortstop), Gary Peters (1963, pitcher), Tommie Agee (1966, outfielder), Ron Kittle (1983, outfielder) and Ozzie Guillen (1985, shortstop).
Did you know that Jose Abreu drove in his 100th RBI on September 13, 2014 , joining Albert Pujols , Ted Williams and Hal Trosky as the only four players to have a rookie season which featured 100+ RBI / 30+ home runs and 30+ doubles.
Did you know that Jose Abreu was the first rookie in Major League history to finish in the top five in his respective league in each Triple Crown statistic? In 2014, Abreu hit 36 home runs, third in the American League ( Top 25 ), drove in 107 runs, fourth in the American League ( Top 25 ), and had a .317 batting average, fifth in the American League ( Top 25 ).
Did you know that Jose Abreu was selected to the All-Cuban Defector Team by Major League Baseball staff writer Adam Berry (12/18/2014, 'Putting together the All-Cuban defector team', link )? With the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in 2014, Berry came up with the idea and selected the following players: (SP) Livan Hernandez , (RP) Aroldis Chapman , (CA) Brayan Pena , (1B) Jose Abreu, (2B) Alexei Ramirez , (3B) Jose Iglesias , (LF) Yoenis Cespedes , (CF) Leonys Martin , (RF) Yasiel Puig , and (DH) Kendrys Morales - share your opinion with us on Baseball Fever .
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When Jose Abreu made his Major League debut on March 31, 2014 , he wore number #79 - the first player in franchise history to wear # #79 , the first player in American League history to wear it, and only the third in Major League history to wear it ( Justin De Fratus , 2012-2013 Phillies, #79 & Jean Machi , 2012 San Francisco Giants, # #79 ).
Jose Abreu hit his thirty-fifth home run of the season on September 14, 2014 , tying him with Ron Kittle for the franchise record for home runs in a season by a rookie. On September 27, 2014 , Abreu hit his thirty-sixth, and final home run of the year, setting a new Pale Hose record for home runs in a single season. His ability to consistently hit home runs helped him win three Rookie of the Month Awards , a feat accomplished previously in the American League by Ichiro Suzuki (5x in 2011) and Mike Trout (4x in 2012).