Completed his fourth season as White Sox hitting coach … despite the offseason trade of Adam Eaton and in-season trades of Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier, the Sox improved their totals from 2016 to 2017 in runs per game (4.23 to 4.36), home runs (168 to 186) and OPS (.727 to .731) ... José Abreu joined Joe DiMaggio (1936-39) and Albert Pujols (2001-10) as the only players in MLB history to begin their careers with four straight 25 HR/100 RBI seasons ... Abreu also joined Al Simmons (1924-34), Pujols (2001-10), Ted Williams (1939-42, '46-49) and DiMaggio (1936-42) as the only five players in history to record 100-plus RBI in his first four-plus seasons ... Abreu became the fourth player in Sox history to lead the AL in total bases (343), joining Albert Belle (1998), Minnie Minoso (1954) and Joe Jackson (1916) … he also hit for the cycle on 9/9 vs. San Francisco, becoming the sixth player in White Sox history to accomplish the feat ... Avisaíl García ranked second in the AL with a .330 average, the highest finish by a Sox player since Frank Thomas won the batting title with a .347 average in 1997.
Completed his third season as White Sox hitting coach...Jose Abreu became the seventh player in major-league history to record 100 RBI in each of his first three seasons and the first since Albert Pujols (2001-10) and Hideki Matsui (2003-05)...Abreu also became the first player in White Sox history to record 30 doubles, 25 homers and 90 RBI in each of his first three seasons...Todd Frazier ranked sixth in the American League with 40 home runs, becoming the seventh player (12th time) in Sox history to hit 40 or more in a season...Tim Anderson ranked among the AL rookie leaders in multihit games (T1st, 33), average (2nd, .283), runs scored (2nd, 57), doubles (T2nd, 22), hits (3rd, 116) and total bases (3rd, 177).
Completed his second season as White Sox hitting coach. ... Jose Abreu joined Albert Pujols as the only players in majorleague history to record 30 home runs and 100 RBI in each of their first two seasons. ... Abreu also became the third player in major-league history (first AL) to hit 30-plus homers in each of his first two seasons, joining Pujols and Ryan Braun (2007-08). ... Adam Eaton fell two runs scored short of becoming the first Sox player to record 100 in a season since Jim Thome (108) and Jermaine Dye (103) in 2006
Completed his second season in the White Sox organization as hitting coach...Under his tutelage, the Sox improved from .249/.302/.378 in 2013 to .253/.310/.398 in 2014...They also improved their output in runs scored (598 to 660), runs per game (3.69 to 4.07), doubles (237 to 279) and OPS (.680 to .708)...Jose Abreu was named American League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA and Sporting News after hitting .317 with 36 home runs, 107 RBIs, a .383 on-base percentage and a .581 slugging percentage...Abreu became the first rookie in Major League history to rank among the top five in his league in all three Triple Crown categories...His 36 home runs set a franchise rookie record, breaking the mark of 35 set by Ron Kittle in 1983, and are the sixth most in Major League history by a rookie...Abreu joined Hal Trosky (1934), Ted Williams (1939) and Albert Pujols (2001) as the only rookies in history to record 30 doubles, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in a season...He also joined Dick Allen (1974) as the only players in White Sox history to lead the Majors in slugging percentage...Adam Eaton ranked among the AL leaders in triples (tied for first, 10), average (10th, .300) and on-base percentage (12th, .362) in his first full Major League season...Steverson conducted a hitters minicamp for 15 White Sox prospects from 1/14-16 in Glendale, Arizona.
Was hired as the White Sox hitting coach on 10/31/13...Spent the previous 10 seasons (2004-13) in the Oakland organization, including 2012-13 as the organization's Minor League hitting instructor and 2009-10 as the A's first base coach...Managed in the Oakland system from 2005-08, compiling a 297-264 record (.529) with Class A Stockton (2005-06), Double-A Midland (2007) and Triple-A Sacramento (2008)...Led Sacramento to an 83-61 record in 2008, winning the Triple-A and Pacific Coast League championships...Guided Stockton to a 78-62 mark and a postseason berth in 2005...Began his coaching career as a hitting coach in the St. Louis Cardinals organization from 1999-2003.
Played professionally for seven seasons (1992-98) … appeared in 31 games with Detroit (1995) and San Diego (1996), hitting .256 (11-43) with two home runs and six RBI...Hit both of his home runs in back-to-back games on 6/10-11/95 at Minnesota, including a solo shot off Eddie Guardado...Batted .241 (397-1,920) with 49 home runs and 203 RBI over seven minor-league seasons … was selected by Toronto in the first round (25th pick) in 1992 out of Arizona State.
Married Theresa … has two children: Joya and Jaryn...Is the cousin of former American League All-Star outfielder Ron LeFlore, who played for the White Sox in 1981-82...Attended Arizona State from 1990-92, where he was teammates with outfielder Mike Kelly, the second overall pick in the 1991 draft, and pitcher Sean Lowe, the 15th selection in 1992...Graduated in 1989 from Culver City (Calif.) High School, the same school that produced former major-leaguer and current White Sox radio analyst Darrin Jackson