White Sox MiLB Report: 3 Prospects That Are Off to Good Starts
Luis Robert came to the White Sox with a lot of fanfare in 2017. After the franchise spent the money to sign him as an International free agent, expectations for Robert has been high. Unfortunately, Robert hasn’t lived up to those expectations just yet.
This has been due to Robert’s inability to remain healthy. Robert has yet to play a full season in the minors and has only played 87 total games as of Sunday. He hasn’t been able to showcase his true potential for a lengthy amount of time. Despite his past injuries, Robert has gotten off to one of the hottest starts for any White Sox prospect this season.
Through nine games with Winston-Salem, Robert owns an impressive .475/.512/1.025 slash line with five home runs, three doubles, two triples, three stolen bases, 15 RBIs and a 1.537 OPS. Clearly, Robert is no match for High-A pitching right now. But his past injury history will likely keep him with the Dash for the remainder of this month.
If Robert can continue to dominate High-A pitching, he will get promoted to Double-A by May. It will be interesting to see how the White Sox handle his promotion as there are many Sox outfield prospects already with the Barons. Hopefully, Robert can remain healthy throughout this season as it shouldn’t surprise anyone if he ends the year with the Knights.