It has been a really nice career so far for Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox. He got off to a bit of a slow start in April but has been red hot in the recent weeks. He had a very interesting weekend when the White Sox split a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals. The two things that people are going to remember are his collision with Hunter Dozier in game one on Friday and his game-winning play on Sunday in game four. Well, he also joined the team’s top ten RBI list.
Jose Abreu is one of the greatest players in the history of the Chicago White Sox.
Abreu passed Magglio Ordonez for sole possession of tenth-place in team history on a home run hit against the Royals. It was his first game back after that scary collision in game one. His 704th RBI is certainly an impressive number for only being in the league since 2014. He has clearly been one of the league’s premier run producers for his entire career.
It might be really hard to creep into the top three of Frank Thomas (1465), Paul Konerko (1383), and Luke Appling (1116) as those are the only three White Sox players to be over 1000. He does, however, look poised to continue climbing the list. His next player that he could pass is Nellie Fox who sits in 9th place with 740. Not long after that, he should pass Robin Ventura who has 741.
If Abreu has his normal 100+ RBI season, he should be all alone in 7th place by the season’s end. He should be into the top five by passing Minnie Minoso’s 808 RBIs not very long into the 2022 season if he keeps the pace we are used to seeing from him.
Jose Abreu is a lock for 100 RBIs in pretty much every year which is really good for the middle of the White Sox order. He has been producing at an even higher pace ever since the White Sox started putting real talent around him.
It seems like Abreu is obsessed with winning. The team is actually good around him and has expectations which make it even more apparent. He needs to continue being a big-time presence as long as he is in the middle of the order. With all of the injuries they have dealt with this season, Abreu is going to need to pick up some of the slack.
The leadership aspect of his game is helping him impact games the way that he is as well. It is one thing to lead on the field but it helps everyone when he leads off the field. Seeing Abreu make history like this is special because we all know how much he means to the organization.