Chicago White Sox: Five rookies who made heads turn in 2020

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Chicago White Sox Luis Robert
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Luis Robert. 88. player. 128. . CF. Chicago White Sox

Luis Robert was the best rookie on the 2020 Chicago White Sox.

Luis Robert was one of the team’s best position players in 2020. It is hard to say he is the best at this stage of his career because Jose Abreu won the American League MVP and Tim Anderson came in 7th. Eloy Jimenez won a Silver Slugger and Yoan Moncada was a Gold Glove nominee. The fact that he is in the conversation in year one, however, tells you how good he is. The best part about it is that he hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential.

He was the best rookie in the league for the first month of the season (August). He was literally named as the “Rookie of the Month” for his efforts. He sort of went into an offensive slump for the first three weeks of September and that is okay. He adjusted and was pretty good going into the playoffs and in the playoffs.

Robert also won the American League Gold Glove for centerfield. The awesome thing about that is there is someone named Mike Trout playing centerfield in the American League so this shows how good Robert was. He made the biggest impact of any rookie on the team and is going to be one of the best players in the world really soon. 2021 could be the year that he really explodes so people should be excited.

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