“30 Teams, 30 Posts” (2015): The Chicago White Sox’s player to watch isn’t one of the new guys

In 30 Teams, 30 Posts, I write a post about every MLB team in some way in the lead-up to the beginning of the 2015 season. Previous installments can be found here.Today, I talk briefly about the Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox spent the off-season helping build a team that could contend in the AL Central this coming year. Whether they will succeed is more up for debate. Among the additions: Zach Duke, Adam LaRoche, David Robertson, and Jeff Samardzija.

However, the player to most watch isn’t one of the new guys. No, the player to watch is the sophomore MLB season version of Jose Abreu.

Consider his season last year, his first in MLB after arriving from Cuba. He hit .317 with a .964 OPS and 36 HRs… and this was while missing some time with a knee injury.

And now, it’s his second year coming up. If the White Sox do well, it could prove to be his breakout amongst more casual baseball fans, especially if he is able to do better this year than he did last. Is it possible that he could hit 50 HRs? Perhaps. And that would be something to see.

Tomorrow: Los Angeles Angels.

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