Luis Robert Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/3/1997 (25)
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Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert (wrist) was placed on the 10-day IL on Saturday with a sprained left wrist. The wrist has been bothering Robert for quite some time, as he originally sprained it on August 12 and has played in only 15 games since then. With the White Sox falling out of the race, they wouldn't want to push their star outfielder in meaningless games. They maintain that the injury in just an issue that needs rest, so he isn't expected to undergo surgery and should be ready to go for next season. Overall, it is another injury-riddled season for the 25-year-old, who has yet to reach 100 games played in any single season. He was good when healthy, although his power numbers didn't quite match up to lofty expectations. He will be a hard player to rank going into next season, as he still has sky-high potential, but injuries and the aforementioned lack of power may hurt his value.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians. Robert is limping to the finish line in 2022 and has played in just seven games this month, mostly due to a hand/wrist injury. He's also suffered at the plate when he has played, going 1-for-23 (.044) with no homers, RBI or runs scored and eight strikeouts in 23 plate appearances. Until the 25-year-old shows signs of life, fantasy managers may also want to plant him firmly on their benches. AJ Pollock is getting another start in center field and will bat seventh on Thursday against Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber. Pollock has been pretty solid in September, hitting .278 (20-for-72) with four home runs, 11 RBI, 11 runs and a steal in 19 games.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert is on the bench on Wednesday against the Cleveland Guardians. Robert has been in and out of the lineup (mostly out) with hand/wrist injuries in the month of September, and his production has suffered as a result. He has just one hit in 23 at-bats with eight strikeouts in seven games played in September to drop his season line to .284/.319/.426 with 12 home runs, 56 RBI, 54 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 380 at-bats. The 25-year-old slugger has played just twice in the team's last six games. AJ Pollock will patrol center field and bat seventh on Wednesday against Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie. Pollock has been much hotter at the plate this month, going 20-for-68 (.294) with four homers, 11 RBI, 11 runs scored and a steal in 18 games.
Few hitters busted as hard as Robert did in 2022. After routinely being picked in the first round, he hit just 12 homers and stole 11 bases across 400 plate appearances and slugged a disappointing .426. There were plenty of injuries to blame here, but that has become a running theme in this guys' young career. What we did see again is incredible bat speed (max exit velocity of 117.8 miles per hour), and above-average foot speed (65th percentile). There is no doubting Robert's incredible fantasy ceiling, but the health questions reign supreme here. He swings the bat a ton (61.5%, the third-highest swing rate in the league) and that leads to almost no walks (4%), but he has the tools to turn in a 30-homer, 30-steal, .280+ batting average season, and I imagine that at some point he will accomplish something very close to that. Given a fresh slate of health and 150+ games played in 2023, there's little doubt Robert will smash his ADP which is currently above pick 40. Taking him in the first five rounds could pay off big time, but it's hard to call him anything but a very risky investment right now.