The Chicago White Sox has a lot of extremely talented players. They have multiple pitchers on the roster that were top-11 in Cy Young Voting and others who could be in that mix this year. They also have a lot of everyday players that could be in the MVP conversation in any given year.
It is hard to say that any of them, however, are as good or as well-rounded as Luis Robert. He is the team’s now third-year centerfielder that has had an interesting start to his Major League career.
In 2020, his rookie year was the shortened 60 game season that was forced on us by COVID-19 and bad negotiations between the MLB and MLBPA. In 2021, he had a serious injury take him out for multiple months before he came back and dominated the final few weeks of the season.
In 2022, part of his season was in danger of being canceled due to the lockout but they got it done. A full 162 game slate is ahead of us and Luis Robert has the potential to do huge things during those games. An MVP-caliber season could be on the horizon for him.
Luis Robert is really starting to heat up for the Chicago White Sox this spring.
Over the weekend, he really started to look ready for the season in his spring training at-bats. n Saturday, he went 1-3 with a two-run home run. The White Sox didn’t fare well in the game as they were defeated handily by a final score of 12-3.
The very next day, however, things were different in a good way for everyone including Robert somehow. The White Sox won this game 9-0 which was nice but Robert was the story once again. Instead of hitting one home run for two RBIs, he hit two home runs for four RBIs. For the afternoon, he went 2-3 which is very nice.
To say it was a nice weekend for Robert would be an understatement. He was fantastic and produced a lot of runs for the White Sox. Spring games don’t matter in terms of wins and losses but seeing everyone start to improve as the season approaches does matter.
Robert is really starting to heat up now and that is bad news for the teams that face the White Sox this season. The only thing standing in his way of superstardom is health. If he finds a way to play in 145+ games this year at a primary position like centerfield with that type of bat, he will for sure be in the MVP conversations.