Chicago White Sox: 4 key players during another rebuilding season

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First Baseman: José Abreu

The hitting machine on this team is no other than José Abreu. All year, Abreu has been dominant at the plate. Without Abreu, I would not see this team getting half of their 37 wins since he is such an essential member of their roster.

Abreu leads the Chicago White Sox in hits (106), runs (55), homers (16 — tied with Matt Davidson), and RBIs (59). While his average of .260 could benefit from raising, he is definitely doing his job when it comes to giving the White Sox an advantage in scoring.

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The Southside will need stars like Abreu to help with younger guys coming in next season. When a team has such a strong player like Abreu, it can help the younger, newer players have a star to look up to such as Abreu. It can give these minor league players moving up something to strive for — to be a hitting machine and lead the team to victories.

Abreu, like fellow teammate Anderson, is also a very demonizing defender, leading the team in double plays with 67. He computes a .990 fielding percentage, meaning mistakes are an extremely rare occurrence for him. Abreu is a crucial component for the White Sox to retain during the rebuild stage and post-rebuild because he is arguably the strongest player on their roster.