The Chicago White Sox had the American League’s RBI leader in Jose Abreu. It was an amazing season for him and they need to bring him back.
Jose Abreu has been the best player on the Chicago White Sox for about half a decade now. This season was the first year that he had some competition for that title on his own team. Guys like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Eloy Jimenez amongst others also have a strong case to be called the best guy, but hardly anyone in the league is as consistent as Abreu.
Abreu proved it once again as he became the American League RBI champion in 2019. He led all A.L. players with 123 runs batted in and was three short of Anthon Rendon of the Washington Nationals who had 126 for the MLB lead. It was a great run for Abreu who had some question marks after having a bit of an off-year in 2018. It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone though because there wasn’t much help around him in 2018 but there was much more help in 2019.
This season was a huge step forward for Anderson, Moncada, and Jimenez as they are all looking to become MLB superstars but you can also say with confidence that it was a good bounce-back year for Abreu as well and he needed that. He is on an expiring contract and most people see it as an important offseason task to get him resigned. He is the type of player that you might need in the middle of your order if you are going to be a competitive team offensively.
It was a major accomplishment to lead the American League in RBIs because there are some really good players in the game. He passed up Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox later in the season and ran away with it and showed the world exactly why the White Sox have enjoyed having him around so much over the years. Hopefully, the White Sox can bring him back and he can be there for all of the good times. He gave them plenty of reason to believe in him this season with his play. Congrats to Abreu on this amazing accomplishment.