Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu is helping the team rise in standings

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The Chicago White Sox are 19-13 which is one of the best records in Major League Baseball. They have a lot of things going for them right now but there were some issues early on. Even to this day, they have some serious injuries to elite players which always makes things tough. They also have the best starting rotation in all of baseball which has really helped them win. They also have Jose Abreu who is as good of a leader as there is in the game both on and off the field.

Jose Abreu’s recent hot streak is important to the Chicago White Sox hot streak.

Jose Abreu is one of the team’s leaders. His presence off the field is extremely important but his presence on the field is one of the team’s biggest keys to success. It makes perfect sense that the White Sox struggled a little bit out of the game as Abreu had to find his game. Once he did, the team started to really gel around him. They need him producing RBIs and hitting home runs.

That has been exactly what is happening for the last week or so. The White Sox are 7-3 in their last ten games. They hold first place in the American League Central as a result. Jose Abreu leads the team in home runs with 6 and RBIs with 26. Those are pretty good numbers for the White Sox only playing 32 games but we know he can be even better which is scary.

The White Sox just returned home from a very good road trip. On that trip, the White Sox only allowed five runs and Jose Abreu had 7 RBIs so it shows how much he can help them when their pitching is this good.

Abreu is a huge reason for the White Sox leading the MLB in run differential. The White Sox are 9-1 in days that Abreu has an RBI and 10-12 in days that he doesn’t. If he is going well, the rest of the team is going well around him. They have a great chance to be amongst the World Series contenders if he keeps up this hot play. There was no reason to worry about him with his slow start. He is starting to get hot as expected and should continue to explode as the weather gets nicer.

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Chicago can continue to rise in the standings if Abreu continues to dominate. The hitters around him in the batting order will also benefit from it as well. They have a huge series with the Minnesota Twins starting today and the Kansas City Royals loom again after that. Abreu should be a key to victory in every single game.