The Chicago White Sox have been lucky to have Jose Abreu. He was amazing from the second he made his MLB debut in 2014. In fact, he went on to be the Rookie of the Year for that season. In that same season, he came in 4th place for the American League MVP. Since then, he has appeared on the ballot with at least a few votes in every year of his career except one (2016).
In 2020, he actually won the award because of his outstanding season. It was one of the greatest single seasons that a White Sox player has ever had. Abreu has shown time and time again that he is one of the elite leaders both on and off the field.
The MVP voting just came out on Thursday night. Abreu, of course, appeared on the ballot once again. He received one eighth-place vote and one ninth-place vote for his efforts. He certainly wasn’t as strong as he was during his 2020 season but that may never happen again as he was truly sensational. He was, however, well deserving of these votes.
Abreu is slowly becoming known as one of the best players that the White Sox have ever had. he continues to build on that legacy with each passing season. He is also a legit leader that is really helping the younger kids out.
2021 was an outstanding season for Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox.
His 2021 season had some very nice statistics. He slashed .261/.351/.481 with an OPS of .831 which is absolutely awesome. He hit 30 home runs and had 117 RBIs which are just outstanding power numbers and some of the best in the American League. Any player that can put up 30/100 is someone that helped their team win. We can only hope that he is able to win a ring with the White Sox because few players deserve it more.
Shohei Ohtani won the MVP by unanimous decision. He received all 30 first-place votes which is just outstanding. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien of the Toronto Blue Jays came in second and third place respectively.
It was an outstanding season for all three but Ohtani is well-deserving of this honor. He was brilliant as a pitcher and as a hitter which is unlike anything we have ever seen before in modern-day Major League Baseball. As baseball fans, it was an honor to watch him play so well this year. It would be nice to see him continue his greatness for many years.