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  • Jose Abreu article

    From Kevin Goldstein of FanGraphs, but it's not your typical stat-based analysis that they do. The main focus is a story that I've heard before, which is from Abreu's amateur showcase in the DR back in 2013. The article doesn't mention this, but the executive who was giggling to himself after every Abreu swing during that showcase was Kenny Williams.

    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/jose-abr...ess-we-missed/

    I had forgotten the insane numbers that Jose put up in Cuba: .395/.542/.807 over a 4-year period. No wonder he is revered by every Cuban that comes up through the Sox system.

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    He got a writeup in the Athletic also (paywall) for his amazing second half and remarkable consistency. Not as stat focused but very cool writeup and they talk about Romy also.

    https://theathletic.com/2803372/2021...g-opportunity/
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    • #3
      Originally posted by voodoochile View Post
      He got a writeup in the Athletic also (paywall) for his amazing second half and remarkable consistency. Not as stat focused but very cool writeup and they talk about Romy also.

      https://theathletic.com/2803372/2021...g-opportunity/
      I haven't read that article yet, but Fegan posted this table (from the article) on Twitter:

      https://twitter.com/JRFegan/status/1...145550337?s=20

      The big difference between Abreu's first half and his second half is that he's hitting the ball in the air more, and good things are happening because of it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ChiTownTrojan View Post

        I haven't read that article yet, but Fegan posted this table (from the article) on Twitter:

        https://twitter.com/JRFegan/status/1...145550337?s=20

        The big difference between Abreu's first half and his second half is that he's hitting the ball in the air more, and good things are happening because of it.
        Having Jimenez and Grandal hitting behind him makes a pretty big difference also

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bird Of Prey View Post

          Having Jimenez and Grandal hitting behind him makes a pretty big difference also
          Agreed. The lineup is so deep that there is protection for everyone mostly. Pick your poison.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bird Of Prey View Post

            Having Jimenez and Grandal hitting behind him makes a pretty big difference also
            Getting better pitches to hit, and thus elevating the ball more, is likely a consequence of having Eloy behind him.

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            • #7
              More Abreu press, this time from the NYT:

              https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/s...white-sox.html

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