This is the perfect 2022 Chicago White Sox starting lineup
2. Luis Robert – CF
The Chicago White Sox might have their best overall player in Luis Robert.
Luis Robert is the perfect hitter in the two-hole. He has power but there are players on the team with more power. However, he is probably the best overall hitter on the team which is why he should be batting second. He would take advantage of Tim Anderson hitting ahead of him as well as anyone on the team could.
Batting Robert second would also guarantee him an extra at-bat in pretty much every game. He is not a rookie (or even a second-year player) anymore so it is time to take the training wheels off. They need him to be their best player so putting him in a position to do so will go a long way.
If Robert reaches his true potential and the White Sox keeps him in the two-spot, they will win a lot of baseball games because of his bat. His numbers in a limited amount of time (due to injury) suggest that he can be an MVP over a full season.
What makes Robert extra important is his outstanding play in the outfield. Defensively, he is one of the best centerfielders in all of baseball. He already has a Gold Glove from the 2020 season and he would have had a chance at another in 2021. It will be fun to see if he can win it again in 2022 along with some other awards. Either way, he is the perfect two-hitter.