José Abreu is well on his way to possibly winning the American League MVP. He has already been nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award in addition to being named the AL Player of the Year by Sporting News.
Another honor came today when he was named the AL Outstanding Player in the 2020 Players Choice Awards. Two White Sox players have previously won the award: Frank Thomas in 1993 and 1994 (his MVP seasons) and Jermaine Dye in 2006 (44 HRs and fifth in MVP voting).
Abreu finished with 2.6 fWAR, 19 HRs, 167 WRC+, a slash line of .317/.370/.617, and 5 DRS.
In other news, the White Sox tout five Gold Glove Finalists: 2B Danny Mendick, CF Luis Robert, 3B Yoan Moncada, and BOTH James McCann and Yasmani Grandal at catcher.
Unfortunately, there is now a good chance James McCann finds a starting job elsewhere for 2021 since he is a free agent. Regardless, it’s nice to see the awards pile up for a White Sox team that came into their own during the 2020 season.