Luis Robert is truly a special baseball player and the Chicago White Sox are lucky to have him.
The Chicago White Sox have a lot of great players and it is only getting better. One of those great players is Luis Robert. He is was one of the very best rookies this season and you can even say that he was as impressive as some of the elite veterans across the league at times. He hit lots of home runs and smashed baseballs for a good chunk of the season. He was only okay offensively in the month of September but he also showed his ability to adjust.
On the defensive side, there might not be a better player at their position on the White Sox than Luis Robert is at centerfield. He was so good that he could even make some of the catches over in right or left field. All of this greatness in the field earned him a nomination for the American League Gold Glove for centerfield.
The fact that he was able to do that at one of the hardest positions on a baseball field was certainly impressive. When you are one of the best centerfielders you are certainly one of the most important players on your team. In order to be a solid defensive team, it really helps if you have an elite defensive centerfielder.
The fact that Robert is that good defensively should help the Sox for a long time and when you combine it with his offensive prowess you may eventually have a top-five player in all of baseball. He is a sensational talent that the White Sox are truly going to be lucky to have for a very long time.
Now that he is there and contributing, they need to continue to add talent to get them to the next level. They are already pretty far along and a lot of people believe they are on a World Series level trajectory. He was key in keeping their first playoff series close which shows that he doesn’t really bow down to pressure either. It is certainly exciting to think about the heights that he might be able to help the White Sox get to someday.