While it has been difficult at times for the Chicago White Sox during this rebuilding year, there’s certainly been a few bright spots. One of those has come in the form of veteran Jose Abreu.
The first baseman has been on a tear this year and he’s doing it quietly.
With the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros and New York Yankees receiving the majority of the praise in the American League, Abreu has put together an impressive season on the South Side. Going into June 10th, Abreu was leading all American League first basemen in average (.295), OPS (.871), RBI (37), Hits (71), extra base hits (34) and is fifth in home runs (10).
Jose Abreu's ranks among American League 1B:
— Slavko Bekovic (@SBekovic) June 10, 2018
On Tuesday, Abreu finally starting receiving some recognition. Major League Baseball released the initial voting results for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game in Washington D.C. and Abreu is currently the starter for the AL with 267,812 votes.
Abreu is ahead of Boston’s Mitch Moreland who has 241,889 votes in the first round of results.
— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) June 12, 2018
With the White Sox sitting at 22-42, Abreu is likely to be the only player representing the South Side in this year’s game. The second update of voting will be next Tuesday followed by the third and final update on Tuesday, June 26th.
Fans can vote for who they think should be on both the American and National League teams by clicking here until July 5th. The announcement of the teams will come in the following days.