The Chicago White Sox have been loaded with talent at the minor league level and many have graduated to the Majors. Now another big one takes a big step.
The Chicago White Sox are having a really good third year of their rebuild. They are coming along nicely at the Major League level. They sit at 42-44 at the All-Star break, and that is in large part due to all of their former prospects coming in and making an impact.
Now another one of their biggest prospects is taking another step forward. They are bringing outfielder Luis Robert to AAA for the first time in his career. They announced this right before Robert took part in the MLB futures game on Sunday. This is a big step forward for a guy who the White Sox hope becomes one of their best players. If Robert reaches his full potential at the Major League level he would join guys who came before him like Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez.
Robert has torn it up in the minors so far this season. He only lasted in A ball for 19 games. He absolutely dominated with a slash line of.453/.512/.920. He also had eight home runs and 24 RBIs in that 19 game stretch. It was a guy who had nothing left to do in A ball and he was promoted to AA Birmingham quickly. He got there and only dominated slightly less. He played in 56 games for them and had a cool slash line of.362/.518/.880. He has eight home runs for them along with 29 RBIs.
The minor leagues have been good to Robert in 2019 and hopefully, that continues once he gets to AAA Charlotte. Chances are he is going to succeed there and then the next step after that is the show. There will be people who want him up as soon as he starts doing well for a long period of time for the Knights. That might not be how it goes, however, as you saw how the White Sox handled Eloy Jimenez last season.
It worked out for Eloy because he is having a really good rookie year and gets better every single game. Hopefully whatever rout the White Sox take is the one that works best for Robert. They have handled their prospects well lately so everyone should be confident that they will make the right decision. This could be one of the most exciting decades in Chicago White Sox history with Robert in the middle of it.
Luis Robert and the Charlotte Knights resume play when the Gwinnett Stripers pay them a visit. Good luck to Robert on the next phase of his journey to Major League Baseball.