It’s no secret to anyone that 2023 was a discreet season offensively speaking Jose Abreu. However, that doesn’t change his extraordinary career and that’s why he now has several historic offensive successes in his sights. By achieving these, they would take him one step further up the elite echelon of Cuban baseball.
But let’s delve into the history a little. If we add his 20 doubles to the 303 he already had in his first nine seasons, we get a total of 323. That put him just six away from tying the legendary Tony Olive sixth in Cubans history in the Major Leagues.
The interesting thing is that the Cienfuego native was at bat 841 times less than Oliva. If we also look at places five and four, Jose Cardenal (333) J Jose Canseco (340), we found that in 1504 and 1597 they were at bat more often than Jose Abreu respectively.
Jose Abreu is on the verge of hitting another round number
But not only when it comes to doubles, the first baseman from Houston Astros is about to write a new page in history. When we look at his total extra base hits, we see that he is just two away from reaching 600 in his career. This would make him the fifth Cuban in history to achieve this. The list is headed by Rafael Palmer (1192), Tony Perez (963), Jose Canseco (816) J Minnie Minoso (655).
Now, with his 82 RBIs this year, a not-insignificant number, he has reached 945 in his career and is just two away from tying Tony Oliva again. If it achieves this, it will rank fifth in history for the Cubans. In addition, by 2024, becoming the island’s fifth-born player and reaching the thousand trailer mark will be inevitable.
With these grades in mind and taking into account the fact that he will continue to outperform players who have managed to enter the World Cup Cooperstown Hall of Fame, I leave you with a question. Would it be very far-fetched to believe that at the end of your career? Jose Abreu will be ready to enter Olympus Big leagues?
Personally, I think their numbers will be tailor-made. A price is also displayed MVP And Beginner of the year three All Star three Silver beater and a MLB Player of the Year. Despite all this, I think that what has been done by, despite his debut at the age of 27 Jose Abreu is enough to earn your ticket Cooperstown.