2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Jose Abreu
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
For the fifth time in his six major league seasons, José Abreu notched at least 100 RBI setting a career high leading the American League with 123 in 2019. Over the last four years, Abreu ranks fourth in the majors with 611 RBI yet goes underrated every preseason. Chicago added Yasmani Grandal , Edwin Encarnación and will be opening the season with Luis Robert in centerfield adding depth to its lineup which should insulate Abreu’s counting statistics.
Over 159 games last year, Abreu recorded 85 runs with 33 home runs and two stolen bases with a .284/.330/.503 slash line. He walked in 5.2 percent of his plate appearances with a 21.9 strikeout rate. Abreu will swing and miss with a 11.2 swinging strike percentage but also owns an 89.2 Z-Contact (in the strike zone) contact rate.
According to Statcast, Abreu registered 492 batted ball events with 63 barrels (sixth in the majors) for a 12.8 barrel percentage, an average exit velocity of 92.1 MPH (14th best) and a 10.9 degree...