Luis Robert Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/3/1997 (24)
Luis Robert Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Luis Robert News
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert had a fantastic day at the plate in the team's 7-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. He went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. The 24-year-old slugger has been dominant at the plate in May. He's slashing .380/.429/.521 so far this month with three home runs, 11 RBI and 13 runs. His strong start to the year is heavily supported by his gaudy underlying statistics. He has a .336 xBA (98th percentile) and a .621 xSLG (96th percentile). He's also shown the best plate discipline of his career with a 15.4% strikeout rate, down from last year's 20.6% clip.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert has been red-hot at the plate so far in May. He's recorded at least one hit in each of his eight games this month while slashing .424/.486/.545. The 24-year-old currently has a .362 xBA on the year, which is the best in the majors among players with 90-plus plate appearances. He ranks in the 99th percentile in xwOBA (.452) and in the 98th percentile in xSLG (.689). To go along with those elite hitting metrics, he's also racked up six stolen bases over seven attempts on the year.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert is getting the day off on Tuesday as the team faces the Chicago Cubs. Adam Engel will be patrolling center field for the game and batting sixth. According to White Sox manager Tony La Russa, Robert's day off is a result of two things. First, La Russa wanted to give Robert a day off after he'd played four straight games. Second, the longtime manager noted that the outfield grass at Wrigley Field was slick, suggesting he didn't want to take any chances with Robert tweaking something. Robert was recently held out of action for about a week due to a groin injury. He's gone 6-for-17 at the plate with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored over four games since his return from the groin injury.
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.