3 Chicago White Sox players that could be All-Stars in 2022
By Chip Egan
Luis Robert could be one of the best players in Chicago White Sox history.
Luis Robert spent a good amount of time on the disabled list in 2021 when he suffered a right hip flexor injury that limited him to only 68 games. However, Robert made the most of the limited opportunities he had during those games.
Robert put together a slash line of .338/.378/.567 to go along with 13 homers and 43 RBI. Even in the shortened playing time, he amassed a WAR of 3.6.
Since making his major league debut in 2020, Robert has played in 124 games. During that period he has belted 24 homers, driven in 74 runs, hit 24 doubles, and stolen 15 bases. While having put up a .294 BA, his free-swinging has also earned him 134 strikeouts.
He has also shown up well in the postseason. In the two series against Oakland and Houston, Robert had a combined .393 BA, recording 11 hits in 28 at-bats with one homer.
According to Baseball-Reference, Robert’s 162 game average projects out to 31 homers, 97 RBI, .294 BA, and 20 steals. Those types of numbers are pretty solid and certainly worthy of being in the conversation for all-star.
In Robert, the White Sox feel they have a player who has the talent to be an MVP in the league. To show their faith in him, the team signed Robert to a six-year, $50 million contract in 2020.