Jose Dariel Abreu, Rookie of the Year in the American League
- Submitted by: Camila
- 11 / 12 / 2014
José Dariel Abreu was selected as Rookie of the Year in the American League by an unanimous vote, also constituted one of the most greatest hitters in the majors in his first season after leaving Cuba.
The first baseman for the Chicago White Sox was able to assimilate the rigors of playing for six months, maintaining an impressive level of offensive production. The 27 year old baseball player replied leading the majors with his .581 slugging percentage.
Abreu was the first rookie to lead the majors in slugging since Mark McGwire (Oakland) in 1987. He also appeared fourth with 36 homers, fifth in RBIs with 107 and sixth in batting average with .317.
"Everything was new to me in general, all hard at first," he said. "I found the right people. I have to thank the people who helped me to deal with this new baseball. The success was being helped every day."
Abreu swept the 30 votes, to the ideal of 150 points, in the choice of the Baseball Writers Association of America, whose results were announced on Monday.