Luis Robert is going to have an amazing year for the 2022 Chicago White Sox.
Luis Robert has shown he is talented enough to hit anywhere in the lineup. He has the speed and consistency to bat leadoff and the power to be placed in the middle of the order.
Robert batted in the one spot a couple of times last season. One thing is for certain, he is the most talented hitter in the White Sox lineup. By batting him at the top of the order you are ensuring that he is getting the most plate appearances possible.
Robert was beginning to settle into a groove at the end of the 2021 season. During his final 43 games of the year, 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 by 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 stolen bases in 2020 which adds to his value as a leadoff man. He can turn a single into a double very quickly.