José Abreu Dominant in First Year Out of Cuba

The Chicago White Sox aren’t exactly frontrunners to win the World Series this fall, what with their 75/1 MLB futures and all, but their first-year first-baseman José Abreu has given them every reason to feel special. In his premier season out of the Cuban league, Abreu has taken the major league by storm. Abreu’s impact from an individual perspective has been astronomical. His 15 home runs currently lead the MLB by a considerable margin and his ability to knock in runs and smoke doubles is no less than elite. This weekend the White Sox will get a chance to chip away at the AL Central Division status quo as they hit the road against a Houston Astros club that hasn’t exactly been gangbusters in 2014. Last in the American League, Houston has failed to improve upon their business-as-usual basement dwelling. The White Sox would be wise to go all out in hopes of closing the gap that stands between themselves and the Tigers and Royals who sit ahead of them in their division. In addition to watching how Chicago handles the slate of winnable games, the MLB betting community will pay special attention to the man who’s reinvigorated the franchise. Don’t miss one of the game’s next power hitters.