Luis Robert Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/3/1997 (23)
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Luis Robert News
Chicago White Sox outfielders Luis Robert (hip) and Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) are in the first phase of their rehab program, but they are still a ways away from having a timetable for their return, according to James Fegan of The Athletic. General manager Rick Hahn said that Robert is "starting on the strengthening program" and Jimenez is "starting to ramp up a little bit more," but they are still at least a month away from having any sort of anticipated return date. Robert has been out with a hip flexor strain, while Jimenez is dealing with a torn pectoral muscle. It's good to see them beginning to work on their rehab, but they are still some time away from being able to help out in fantasy.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert (hip) has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. Robert has been out of commission while dealing with a hip flexor strain, and it's bad news for fantasy managers who were benefiting from his .316 batting average. The 23-year-old is eligible to return in July, although it is reasonable to expect him back no sooner than early August.
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn announced on Monday that outfielder Luis Robert (hip) has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hip flexor strain. Hahn wasn't sure if the injury would require surgery yet, but Robert will not participate in baseball activities for 12-to-16 weeks with a permanent timeline unknown at the moment. It's brutal news for both the White Sox and fantasy managers with Robert being one of the best young stars in the game and off to an impressive sophomore campaign. The talented outfielder hits the shelf with a .316 batting average, one home run, eight RBI and four stolen bases. Outfielder Adam Engel (hamstring) is expected to take over in the outfield for Robert in the long term, but he is currently on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury. In the meantime, outfielder Billy Hamilton and utility man Leury Garcia figure to get the bulk of the opportunities in the lineup. Neither is worthy of a roster spot in all formats, but Hamilton can help managers seeking stolen bases.
One of the only ways to maintain fantasy relevance while posting a swinging-strike rate near or above 20% is to swing often and make any contact count. Robert did all of that in 2020, swinging more frequently than anyone other than Hanser Alberto while posting a .432 xwOBAcon and stealing nine bases in 56 games. Robert also struck out at a 32% clip that was more than well-supported by a 22% swinging-strike rate and bottom-ten o- and z-contact rates, sticking him with an ugly .233 batting average. The 2021 projection on Robert is fairly straightforward given his solid power, impressive speed, and tendency to swing and miss: he's a legitimate 20 home run, 20 stolen base threat with the upside to hit more than 30 home runs, but it's probably going to come with a strikeout rate north of 30% and a batting average below .260. That makes Robert a relatively high-risk, high-reward pick at his 35 ADP, but it's a reasonable cost given his upside.