We’re about 20 percent of the way through the season and rookie White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu leads baseball with 12 home runs, which is also the same number of home runs the Kansas City Royals have combined to hit as a team.
No, this is not a joke.
Abreu has 12 homers in 141 plate appearances, and the Royals have 12 homers in 1,109 plate appearances.
To put the Royals’ lack of power in some team-based context, consider that the Rockies have hit 44 home runs and the average non-Royals team has hit 28 home runs.
Source: NBC Sports Hardball Talk (Aaron Gleeman)