MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

South Side Morning 5: Jose Abreu’s big, round number

1. If you’re a regular visitor to Baseball Prospectus, I likely don’t need to explain how RBI are a poor representation of a player’s value. One only need to look at Albert Pujols — at 98 RBI on the season despite being one of the least valuable position players in baseball this year — to […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: The good Carson Fulmer appeared

1. Things far more important than baseball were almost certainly circulating in Jose Abreu‘s mind this past weekend. With the homes and lives of nearly everyone he holds dear in danger thanks to hurricane Irma, Abreu had two of the best back-to-back games of his career. On Saturday he capped a tremendous night by legging […]

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The Catbird Speaks 8.22.17 – Bad, But Interesting

Collin (@cowhitchurch) and Nick (@Nick_BPSS) got together on a Tuesday afternoon to talk about recent White Sox activity and all the interesting stuff going on with an otherwise bad baseball team. Among the topics: Carson Fulmer’s rotation cameo and what his terrible season means for his future. Reynaldo Lopez’s two starts, his injury, and what […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

How should we value Jose Abreu?

Jose Abreu burst onto the scene during his debut season in Major League Baseball. Despite already being 27-years-old, Abreu won the American League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .317/.383/.581 with 36 home runs in 622 plate appearances. He posted a 167 wRC+ and, despite FRAA finding his defense to be pretty poor, produced 5.7 […]