Luis Robert might be the best player on the Chicago White Sox.
Luis Robert is just a magical player. He keeps impressing us with the way he plays in his Summer Camp right now. His highly anticipated MLB debut has been put on hold because of COVID-19 but it seems like he is finally going to get to do so on Friday. The Chicago White Sox will open their season at home against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field and Robert will be a big part of it all.
He hits home runs a lot in these scrimmages but one in particular really made us think. He hit an absolute moon shot off of Steve Cishek which ended up landing in the last row of the left-field bleachers. As he was approaching the at-bat, Chuck Garfien was talking about how it might take Luis Robert a bit of time to adapt to a pitcher like Cishek.
Cishek has a really funky delivery that you don’t see have success in the MLB too often. You know that when a player uses that type of delivery, he must be good. Well, Luis Robert made Cishek look like nothing special right as Garfien was saying that. It wowed everyone including both of the announcers (Garfien and Jason Benetti).
This made us wonder, is Robert the best player on the White Sox already? Well, there are a few other players that come to mind. Jose Abreu has been the most consistent player on the White Sox since 2014, including an RBI title last year. In 2019, Tim Anderson won the batting title to go with Abreu’s American League RBI lead. Last year, Lucas Giolito was one of the best pitchers in the MLB and Yoan Moncada was one of the best all-around position players as well.
2019 wasn’t only successful for those guys either. Eloy Jimenez was brilliant as a rookie as well. He hit 31 home runs as a rookie and that came in a year where he had two lengthy injured list stints. He has a chance to be a true superstar like those mentioned before him.
With all of that in mind, it might be hard to see Luis Robert becoming better than all of them but it might be true. He has the true makeup of a superstar. He is a five-tool player that is literally good at every aspect of baseball. He is also a monster in terms of his stature as you would think that he could be a defensive end for the Chicago Bears. It might not be a long time before we truly think he is the best Chicago White Sox player if he isn’t already.