The Chicago White Sox are very excited about the production level that they might get from Luis Robert in 2021. He had a very good rookie year and is expected to take the next step this year. It is expected that he will be one of the best (if not the best) players on this team. He is a five-tool guy that can do it all for a really good team playing a premier position. So far in spring training, it appears that he is already in mid-season form.
He played for the first time in this exhibition season in the White Sox 4-4 tie against the Los Angeles Angels. He went 1 for 3 with an RBI double which is a really good start to his spring exhibition year. We already know about how he looks in terms of his strength and conditioning but his actual play seems to be getting going early. The RBI double scored the White Sox 3rd run of the ballgame to pull them within one.
Of course, they eventually tied the game so that is good but it doesn’t really matter. The final score is never important in spring training. What is important is seeing studs like Luis Robert starting to look like themselves. The fact that Luis Robert was able to blast a baseball off the outfield wall when his team needed it most tells a lot about what he is as a player.
There are some big moments coming for this player in the near future. He isn’t one of the leaders on the team yet as he is only entering his second season but he will be really soon. With studs like Jose Abreu, Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, and Yasmani Grandal around him, there is plenty of help to score lots of runs.
The fact that Luis Robert is already doing things like this on his first day in a lineup should be so scary for the rest of the teams in the American League. It should be even scarier for them knowing that he is this good and hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential. A lot of the White Sox future relies on the success of Luis Robert so this is a great sign.