People who are honest with themselves about Luis Robert might find themselves in a very happy spot if they cheer for the Chicago White Sox. It isn’t fair to compare anyone to the legend that is Mike Trout but Robert is a five-tool player just like him playing the same premier position of centerfield. He might never be the best baseball player ever lived like Trout but he can be one of the best players in the game. His talent is second to none in the White Sox organization.
Robert hit a rookie wall during the short 60 game sprint but he climbed out of it right in time for the playoffs. He came in second place for the rookie of the year and won the Gold Glove for center-field as a rookie (over Trout). It was a phenomenal rookie year for him and his 1.8 WAR proved it over the short season.
Robert was so good in 2020 and he didn’t even scratch the surface of his potential. We saw how Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez came out and played in their second year and that is scary when you think about Robert. If he does go on to be the best player (or one of the best) in the league over the span of around five years, he could end up elevating himself as the greatest player in White Sox history. Championships with him on the roster wouldn’t hurt his case either.