3. Luis Robert CF
Luis Robert is probably already the best player on the Chicago White Sox.
Luis Robert has been the talk of White Sox camp at the beginning of spring training. Robert has also been drawing plenty of MVP buzz. A good manager usually wants his best hitter in the top three of the batting order. Robert fits the bill.
He can hit a rope down the line in one plate appearance, then blast a 400 foot home run the next. Robert was beginning to settle into a groove at the end of the 2021 season. During his final 43 games of the season, he had 12 home runs, 31 RBIs, and slashed .350/.389/.622.
These totals could have been even higher had he not suffered a right hip flexor tear on May 2nd. That injury cost him a good chunk of the season.
However, he made up for the lost time in the postseason going 7-for-15 in the ALDS. He was one of the few bright spots on offense for the South Siders.
La Pantera has been doing this ever since he joined the big league club. In 2020 he owned the highest home run exit velocity in the league at 109.2 mph. He also led all MLB rookies in RBIs (31), game-winning RBIs (5), and stolen bases.
Fingers crossed that 2022 fans will finally get to see Luis Robert play a full season and unleash his offensive potential.