Chicago White Sox: Five players who need to repeat 2019

Vincent Parise
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 3: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox puts his arm around Yoan Moncada #10 during a pitching change in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 3: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox puts his arm around Yoan Moncada #10 during a pitching change in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Jose Abreu
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1B. Chicago White Sox. Jose Abreu. 4. player. 128.

Jose Abreu was the best player on this team for a long time. Now, instead of being the best player he is “one of” the best players on this team. He has the ability to hit for power and for contact but his power numbers have always been good. He is a guy that is always amongst the league leaders in total bases, RBIs, and home runs but the talent around him has never been better.

In fact, his one “down year”, was the 2018 62-100 season when the White Sox were just awful. It was the hardest year of the rebuild for everyone, including Abreu. His 78 RBIs that year marked the only time in his six-year MLB career that he didn’t reach the 100 RBI mark. In 2019, he had an American League-leading 123 RBIs. It was an incredible year that showed what Abreu can produce when he has more talent around him.

This 2020 team has more talent surrounding Abreu than any team he has ever played on. That is why it is super important for Abreu to repeat what he did in 2019. If he can repeat that, along with the added production of Moncada, Anderson, Robert, and others, it would go a long way in the White Sox having a powerhouse offense.

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