Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu is close to an impressive milestone

Vincent Parise
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 26: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run to take the lead in the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 26: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run to take the lead in the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are so lucky to have Jose Abreu in the mix. He is a key veteran to a team that has World Series expectations. We knew he was a really good baseball player for a long time but he proved it even more in 2020 when he had so much more talent around him. He went from being a very good hitter to one of the best hitters in the sport. The MVP award for the American League went to him as a result.

Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox has a big milestone ahead of him in 2021.

Abreu is mostly known for his RBI production. He is a lock for 100 RBIs every year. In the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, he had 60 RBIs in 60 games which is of course a pace of 162 RBIs in a full season. Would he have had 162 if the COVID pandemic never happened? Probably not but 120 seems like a lock. It was a great year all around that he looks to carry into this year.

One of the most efficient ways to rack up RBIs is the home run. Abreu is one of the best in the league at consistently being a top home run producer. Because of that, a really nice milestone is on the horizon for him. He is currently sitting on his 198th career home run so he is just two away from that 200th. Based on his career, you would think that he reaches that milestone by the time the first week of the season is over but you never know.

Abreu has been such a great White Sox player for such a long time. It is always really cool when he reaches a milestone like this. He isn’t likely to reach 500 home runs or anything like that because of his late start to his MLB career but he will go down as one of the all-time great White Sox run producers.

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Individual stats are always so fun to analyze. Abreu will certainly be celebrated when he hits his second home run of the season but that won’t be enough for him. He wants to win with this group so badly. He stuck with them through a very hard rebuild and wants to reap the benefits of it. Expect Abreu to have a huge season beyond that milestone and lead this team into the postseason for the second straight year.

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