White Sox: Three players that must step up for playoffs
Luis Robert is in a slump. A 6-69 slump to be exact. In the month of September, he is hitting below .100 with just a single homer and only six RBI’s. His batting average has plummeted down to .225. The White Sox need him to break out of it and fast.
He took the league by storm in the month of August earning the Rookie of the Month honors for his efforts. A month in which he hit .298 with nine home runs and 20 RBI’s. Coincidentally, the White Sox went 19-9 in the month of August. During Robert’s slump, they have already lost nine games in September.
It is important to remember that Robert is only a rookie. He has played a little over a month at the major league level. Pitchers were going to make adjustments but now it is time for Robert to change his approach and adjust with them.
It also does not help that Robert has batted primarily in the 7-hole. He has little to no protection and has faced a barrage of sliders because of it. Growing pains will happen but now that the White Sox are contending they need their stars to step up. Make no mistake about it, Robert is a star but with high praise comes high expectations and it is time that Robert gets back on track in meeting those expectations, especially because he is being paid $80 million dollars and the offense is suffering.