Saturday, November 3, 2007

Profiles in Pinstripes, Week Three: Bobby Abreu

All right guys, thanks for your good wishes, but I'm not actually taking the GREs till the 10th, so I've got an extra week to brush up on my math! Yay!

Oh, and the clocks go back tonight, which is both good and bad. Good, because we get an extra hour of sleep (YES!) and bad because to me that's always like the last breath of summer finally leaving.

Anyway, for today's Profiles in Pinstripes, it seems kind of obvious that given that the Yankees exercised their team option on him, today's PIP should be none other than...

Bobby Abreu!

Bobby hails from Venezuela, and prior to joining the Yankees he has played for the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies.

While Abreu is noted for his good batter's eye, his hitting for average and strong arm in the outfield, it's also equally impressive to note the consistency of games played: in 2001 he played in 162 (of 165) games.

In 2007, despite getting off to a notoriously slow start, Abreu still managed to be second in the AL for runs scored, third for pitches per plate appearance, ninth in times on base and played in 158 games.

Abreu is a two-time All Star and won the Home Run Derby in 2005. He is also heavily involved in charity work and has won the Roberto Clemente award.

Abreu came to the Yankees via trade in 2006.


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