Luis Robert is going to impact the Chicago White Sox for a long time.
Chicago White Sox star, Luis Robert, came in second place for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Cal Ripken Jr., the winner of the award in 1982, announced that Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners was the winner for 2020. Lewis was very good and unanimously won the award. Robert came in second with 27 second-place votes and 2 third-place votes for 83 points. He was in a slump to end the season which took away any chance he had at winning it.
After being player of the month for August, Robert was the leader for the award but September was a bit more of a struggle. Lewis had his bumps in September as well but the overall year looked better for him. He deserves major credit for it. We know that both players are going to have wonderful careers. Hopefully, we are able to see Chicago play Seattle in 2021 so we can watch them on the same field.
Robert means so much to the future of the White Sox. Yes, he came in second for this award but he will be in individual award races for a long time. He will also, hopefully, be in the mix for a World Series with his teammates. That is the ultimate goal after all.
The White Sox are lucky to have a player like Robert. He is literally good at everything. His defense in centerfield is amazing and that is important because it is one of the most important positions on a diamond. He became the second White Sox rookie ever to win the Gold Glove last week which shows that he is really good at the position defensively. He is so good that he can make up ground for those around him that might not be as good in the field.
As good as he is in the field, he is better with his bat. He wasn’t the center field Silver Slugger Award winner but he will probably capture a few of those in his career. There is that Mike Trout guy that wins it a lot for that position but Robert’s day will come. He has the ability to hit for power and contact which works well with his tremendous speed.
Robert is a crazy awesome athlete that is just so much fun to watch. He brings everything to the table that an elite player can bring. He is only going to get better which is scary for everyone else because he is already this good. Expect 2021 to be a huge year for him as he takes the next step towards superstardom.