Jose Abreu named AL player/rookie of the month (July)
Jose Abreu already leads the Major League in Homeruns (31) and is setting/breaking White Sox team records already in his rookie season with the team. According to the Sox, Abreu is the first rookie in MLB history to be named player of the month twice in a season.
Abreu batted .374 (37-99) with 11 2B, 6 HR, 19 RBI, a .432 OBP & .667 SLG in 25 games in July. He had at least one hit in 24 out of 25 games in July as well, as the Cuban rookie had an impressive 20+ game hitting streak.
Abreu is in good company in White Sox history as he joined Hall of Famer Frank “Big Hurt” Thomas and Albert Belle as the only Sox players to ever win player of the month twice in a season.
Abreu is in prime position to become the third White Sox player in the team history to lead the AL in homeruns since Bill Melton and Dick Allen.