White Sox MiLB Report: Luis Robert is Clearly Ready for Double-A
White Sox prospect continues to dominate High-A pitching and is showing that he’s ready for a promotion to Double-A.
White Sox outfield prospect Luis Robert is ready to be promoted to Double-A. Yes, he just came back from a minor injury and has had concerns with his durability over the course of his career. However, he continues to rake against High-A pitching and he might not be challenged enough anymore.
On Monday night, in High-A Winston-Salem’s 12-5 win over the Potomac Nationals, Robert blasted his eighth home run of the season. This was part of yet another huge night for the young center fielder as he went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. His current slash line through 18 games this season is .453/.512/.932 with a ridiculous 1.432 OPS.
This is a small sample size to judge Robert’s success thus far. But Robert might not have much else to prove in High-A. Outside of his health concerns, Robert appears to be ready for the next step in his development. If Robert continues to perform well in High-A over the next month, there’s no reason for the White Sox front office to prevent him from going to Double-A.
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Robert isn’t the only Dash player to be having a nice start to the season. White Sox 2018 first-round draft pick Nick Madrigal has been on a roll recently. On Monday night, he went 2-for-5 to improve his batting average on the season to .288. In his last 10 games, Madrigal has had at least one hit in seven of those games.
Madrigal isn’t ready for Double-A just yet, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he’s with the Barons before the end of this season. He has the tools to succeed and could still accelerate through the White Sox farm system rather quickly before making his major league debut.
While the Dash won their contest on Monday night, the Barons lost their series finale on the road to the Montgomery Biscuits 3-2. The Barons managed just five hits with Blake Rutherford going 2-for-3. The Charlotte Knights of Triple-A also lost on Monday with a 9-2 defeat at the hands of the Gwinnett Stripers.
With the loss, the Knights saw their record drop to 15-10 as they’ve lost two consecutive games. On Tuesday night, Dylan Cease will start for the Knights as he looks to get back on track after some rough outings in his last two starts.
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Gwinnett Stripers 9-Charlotte Knights 2
Montgomery Biscuits 3-Birmingham Barons 2