We finally made it to Opening Day for Major League Baseball. Unfortunately, the Chicago White Sox are not one of the teams playing today. They have to wait until tomorrow to get the season kicked off against the Detroit Tigers.
When you think about the Chicago White Sox, you think of a young team loaded with talent. For them, the most important player on the roster is Luis Robert and it isn’t really close. It is honestly hard to find other organizations that have a player as good as him.
Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Luis Anderson, and Yasmani Grandal amongst a bunch of other pitchers are incredibly important but nobody is like Robert. He is a five-tool player that is literally good at everything.
Robert won a Gold Glove in his rookie season because he is so good at playing centerfield. That isn’t just any position to be good at either. It is one of the most important positions on the diamond and the White Sox are set there.
For as good as he is with his glove, he is even better with his bat. He can hit for power and contact with the best of him which makes him even more dangerous. He also has displayed his ability to use all fields during spring training this year which could make him even more effective.
Luis Robert is already a superstar for the Chicago White Sox in his third year.
If Robert stays healthy and plays the way that he did when he was on the field in 2021 (or even better), we could be talking about an MVP-caliber player. The sky is the limit for him as he tries to get this team to the promised land.
The only thing standing in his way is his health. He had a freak injury in 2021 that he hopes never happens again. When he is on the field, he impacts the game like no other young player the White Sox has.
With a lineup like this around him, he is even more lethal as it will be hard to pitch around him. He is sure to take full advantage of this fact. It is going to be a lot of fun to watch as the sky is the limit for him.
If the White Sox are going to live up to the hype surrounding them going into 2022, they need Luis Robert to be one of the best players in MLB. Luckily, this is a real possibility as he has all the tools to be the best.