Luis Robert Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/3/1997 (26)
Luis Robert Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Luis Robert Jr. News
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. (knee) will miss the rest of the 2023 regular season due to a mild MCL sprain in his left knee that will put him on the injured list. The White Sox are bringing up Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Fantasy managers that invested in Robert at a relatively low cost have to be thrilled at how his season turned out in 2023. The 26-year-old Cuban managed to play in over 100 games for the first time in his career and slashed .264/.315/.542 with an .857 OPS and career-highs in home runs (38), doubles (36), RBI (80), stolen bases (20) and runs scored (90) in 145 total games and 595 plate appearances.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. (knee) could be headed to the injured list with outfielder Tyler Naquin expected to join the team this week from Triple-A Charlotte. Robert, who has played in 145 games this year, left Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox with a sore left knee, although it's not believed to be serious. However, with less than a week in the 2023 season, Robert would miss the rest of the year if he goes on the injured list. The 26-year-old has had a breakout season for the Pale Hose this year, slashing .264/.315/.542 with an .857 OPS while setting career-highs in home runs (38), doubles (36), RBI (80), stolen bases (20) and runs scored (90) in 595 plate appearances as a first-time All-Star.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. left early on Sunday due to right knee soreness. He will be evaluated further on Monday. Robert Jr. stole his 20th base of the season and may have hurt the knee during the slide. The youngster has 38 home runs on the season and has been a fantasy stud while mostly staying healthy this season. Hopefully this isn't anything serious for Robert Jr. and he can finish out the rest of the year.
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.