2 White Sox selected to AL All-Star Game Roster


Jul 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman

Jose Abreu

(79) hits a three run home run against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher

Garrett Richards

(not pictured) during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Two Chicago White Sox players have been selected to the 2014 American League All-Star Game roster, Sunday.

Jun 24, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop

Alexei Ramirez

(10) reacts after scoring in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The two players selected by AL All-Star manager John Ferrell and players were rookie first baseman Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez.

Abreu this season leads all of baseball with 27 home runs (tied with Nelson Cruz), and in third with 69 RBIs.

In his first MLB season, Abreu has played in 75 games where he’s been selected as the AL Rookie of the Month twice (April, June).

In this ’14 season for the White Sox, Abreu has 81 total hits, and along with the 27 home runs, he also has 17 doubles and one triple. He’s walked 19 times and has been intentionally walked six times.

Abreu is batting .276 with and on-base percentage of .325 and slugging percentage of .616. His OPS is .941.

Ramirez has played in all 89 games for the White Sox this season, where he is batting .286 with 98 hits (14 doubles, three triples, eight home runs) and 15 walks.

Also at the plate Ramirez has 41 RBIs, and on the bases has 14 steals. His OBP is .320 with a slugging percentage of .408.

In April of this season, Ramirez had 38 hits and 19 RBIs, and in May he has 32 hits and 17 RBIs.

Jun 23, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher

Chris Sale

(49) pitches.  Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe the biggest snub of the AL All-Star roster with the absence of Chris Sale in the selection process, as he was left off the roster by Ferrell and the players.

Though Sale spent nearly a month on the disable list with a left flexor strain, Sale this season is 8-1 with a 2.16 ERA.

In 13 starts, Sale has pitched two complete games.

Sale has pitched 87.1 innings this season, and in those innings he’s struck out 96 batters, holding his opponents to a batting average of .194.

Sale’s WHIP this season is 0.87