By the postseason, Luis Robert should be batting second for the Chicago White Sox.
Luis Robert has had a very good start to his Major League career. However, there isn’t a clear spot to put him in the lineup. He is the definition of a five-tool player. He can hit for power, contact, and everything in between. Coming back from injury, the seventh spot in the lineup has been commonplace for him but it doesn’t feel right. On most days, there is a chance that he is the team’s best or second-best hitter.
You would certainly get the most out of him in the two-spot. Hitting second has become one of the more important spots in the lineup as of recent years. There is a lot that comes with batting right after Tim Anderson and Robert can do it. He is also perfect to have at the plate right before the pure power comes up to hit. He should see the best pitches in this spot and he should also see the best opportunity to drive in runs.
We have seen what he can do in the role of the seventh hitter. Imagine if he was bumped up to the two-spot where there was an extra at-bat in the game on most nights or more opportunity to be a difference-maker on the scoreboard. The best all-around hitter on a team can absolutely bat second and Luis Robert is that guy right now.