The Chicago White Sox have something special in Luis Robert. He is going to be a superstar and this video is proof as to what might happen.
The Chicago White Sox have something special in Luis Robert. He is a five-tool player that should be able to do it all. There are many people wondering what his impact will be upon his arrival to Major League Baseball but it appears to be significant. It is only going to be a 60 game season here in 2020 but beyond that is what everyone is excited for. There is a good chance that he ends up being their best player.
It would be saying something if he ended up being their best player because that would mean he’s a superstar if he is better than Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu. This video that the White Sox put out of him taking batting practice gives us enough hope that it just might be true.
This is the look of a kid who can smash baseballs with regularity. He can put on a show with batting practice and most of the guys who can do that are elite players in the game. It is just batting practice and those are easy pitchers for elite Major Leaguer’s to crush but there is just something about the way Robert does it that feels special.
There have also been some other big MLB personalities to comment on this video today. Most notable, John Heyman had something to say about it:
Telling people to “markdown” that Robert is going to be a superstar is great from a guy like Heyman. He has no reason to promote the White Sox above other teams and his audience is the general baseball fandom, not just one team. This could be a lot of fun to see guys like this on the team we cheer for.
Spring Training 2.0 is well underway and the White Sox seems to be enjoying the services of Luis Robert already. His MLB debut might officially be upon us when this 60 game sprint gets going on July 23rd. Hopefully, he is able to hit the ground running once it begins. This video is a good sign.