José Abreu better keep clearing space in his trophy case.
For the third time in his career, Abreu won an American League Silver Slugger Award on Thursday. A favorite for AL MVP honors, this particular award was no surprise after a career year for one of the most productive hitters in White Sox history.
The Silver Slugger tabbed Abreu as the best offensive first baseman in the AL. But he has a strong case to make that he was the best hitter in the AL in 2020, regardless of position. Abreu led the Junior Circuit with 76 hits, 60 RBIs and a .617 slugging percentage; ranked second with 19 home runs; third with 43 runs scored; fourth with a .317 batting average; fifth with a .987 OPS; and in the top 10 with 15 doubles and a .370 on-base percentage.
Abreu previously took home Silver Sluggers for his offensive work in 2014, when he was also named the AL Rookie of the Year, and 2018. He joins Hall of Fame hitters Frank Thomas and Carlton Fisk in winning at least three Silver Sluggers with the White Sox.