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2014 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Shocking Stats From 1B Jose Abreu

5 Most Shocking Stats From 1B Jose Abreu

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Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu has been on fire this month. He is leading the league in nearly every offensive category and the Cuban has truly matured into a fantasy baseball superstar. Here are the five most shocking stats from Abreu's breakout fantasy season.

5. 28 Strikeouts

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5. 28 Strikeouts

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Abreu is currently first in every power category across the majors. Unfortunately, the Cuban has already struck out 28 times through the first 29 games. He has consistently chased high fastballs, and while his all-around numbers have been MVP caliber, the strikeout numbers are somewhat concerning.

4. 32 RBIs

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4. 32 RBIs

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Abreu is currently leading the entire MLB with 32 RBIs. The young slugger is on pace to rack up 150 RBIs and the rookie continues to drive people home. He has become one of the best RBI producers in fantasy.

3. .617 Slugging Percentage

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3. .617 Slugging Percentage

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The rookie has been swinging for the fences ever since stepping into the batter’s box. He is leading the league with a jaw-dropping .617 Slugging Percentage and the ball flies off his ball.

2. Batting .400 With RISP

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2. Batting .400 With RISP

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Abreu currently has a jaw-dropping .400 batting average (12-30) with runners in scoring position. He has become Mr. Clutch in Chicago and the heavy-hitter has quickly become the team’s most reliable hitter. Look for him to come up big game after game with runners on the bags.

1. 10 Home Runs

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1. 10 Home Runs

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The fact that Abreu has already slugged 10 homers is simply astonishing. The rookie record for homers was set back in 1987 when Mark McGwire hit 49 with the Oakland Athletics and Abreu seems like a serious contender to break that record. The first baseman should have no problem finishing with 35-plus homers in 2014.