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 […]

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The Catbird Speaks 9.21.17 – Every White Sox Prospect, As Told By James Fegan

Old friend James Fegan of The Athletic joins Collin and Nick to discuss the White Sox as the season winds to a close. Among the topics: -If Lucas Giolito’s September success is sustainable. -Carson Fulmer’s impressive few starts after a disasterous season. -Yoan Moncada is who we thought we was. -James’ latest iteration of the […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox

What matters now and what matters in the future

I was heading to work Wednesday afternoon when a buddy sent me a message to rib me over the fact that the White Sox bullpen had just blown a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning of what wound up a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. This gentle fan-to-fan banter is commonplace in my […]

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 […]