It is only fitting that Jose Abreu’s magical rookie season has been capped off with the most prestigious honor a first year player can receive.
Just announced by the MLB, the 27-year old Abreu has won the AL Rookie of the Year award. Abreu finished his historical rookie season with an astounding .317 batting average with 36 homeruns and 107 RBI’s.
Abreu beat out other finalists Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker and Yankees reliever Dellin Betances for the award.
The vote was a landslide, Abreu’s 150 overall votes unanimously defeated Shoemaker’s 40 votes and Betances’ 27 votes.
Abreu received all 31 first place votes.
He is sixth player in White Sox history to win the award and the first since Ozzie Guillen in 1985. He is the first Cuban born player to win the AL ROY honors since Tony Oliva took home the award in 1964.
Congrats, big guy.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 10, 2014
Keep up the good work.
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