Luis Robert
Luis Robert
23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox
2020 Fantasy Outlook
If we were just scouting the stats (.328 AVG, 32 HR, 36 SB) across Robert's stops at High-A, Double-A and Triple-A, he would be the top prospect in baseball. However, there are some small areas of concern. First, he had a 129:28 K:BB in 122 games, and it's not like he was particularly young (by top prospect standards) for the levels he played at in his age-21/22 season. He struggles to pick up offspeed pitches, which could result in strikeout rates north of 30% early on against MLB pitching. Robert's elite athleticism should allow him to largely overcome those issues and be a productive fantasy outfielder from Day 1. His plus-plus raw power and plus speed will translate to some 30-20 or even 40-20 seasons, but it may take a few years for him to not be a BA drain. He is unlikely to ever be a positive contributor in OBP, but Robert should debut right away after inking a long-term deal in January. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $50 million contract extension with the White Sox in January of 2020. Contract includes $20 million team options for 2026 and 2027.
Busy on basepaths Monday
OFChicago White Sox
August 4, 2020
Robert went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and two stolen bases in Monday's 6-4 win over the Brewers.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old has been exactly as advertised to begin his initial MLB campaign, showcasing both power and speed. Robert is slashing .350/.409/.575 through his first 10 games with two homers, three steals, six RBI and eight runs, and so far his tendency to swing and miss (4:12 BB:K) hasn't undercut his production.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .929 8 3 0 0 0 .429 .500 .429
Since 2018vs Right 1.009 41 5 2 6 4 .351 .415 .595
2020vs Left .929 8 3 0 0 0 .429 .500 .429
2020vs Right 1.009 41 5 2 6 4 .351 .415 .595
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home 1.144 12 2 1 2 0 .364 .417 .727
Since 2018Away .948 37 6 1 4 4 .364 .432 .515
2020Home 1.144 12 2 1 2 0 .364 .417 .727
2020Away .948 37 6 1 4 4 .364 .432 .515
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Luis Robert compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
9.4%
 
K Rate
28.3%
 
BABIP
.484
 
ISO
.188
 
AVG
.354
 
OBP
.415
 
SLG
.542
 
OPS
.957
 
wOBA
.434
 
Exit Velocity
81.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.7%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Robert has impressive physical tools, but his stock has dipped since the White Sox committed $52 million to sign him in 2017. A left thumb injury erased his first two months of 2018. He was eased back with a two-week Sally League assignment before getting promoted to the Carolina League, where his age and pedigree suggested he belonged. Robert re-injured his thumb after just nine games with Winston-Salem and did not return until early August. The only level where he has ever been a below league-average hitter (81 wRC+) was the only level (High-A) where he was age-appropriate. In fact, his only two home runs in 68 stateside games came in the hitter-friendly Arizona Fall League, where he slashed .324/.367/.432 with a 13:5 K:BB and five steals in 18 games. He has tools (plus power, plus speed) that are tough to give up on, but the odds seem long that he will hit for a high average while displaying that 25-25 upside in the big leagues.
The final impact Cuban prospect to sign under the old international rules, Robert received a $26 million bonus from the White Sox, resulting in a $52 million commitment after the overage tax. A lean, athletic 6-foot-3 center fielder, Robert hadn't played competitively for about a year when he signed, so he was eased into pro ball in the Dominican Summer League. The 20-year-old's production should be essentially thrown out, as the talent disparity between Robert and the rest of the DSL would be akin to sending an established major leaguer to Double-A for 28 games. Evaluators agree that he is a plus runner with premium bat speed that could lead to plus power. However, there are conflicting reports about how he projects as a hitter. Some think he will hit for a relatively high average with good on-base skills, while others think his swing may need to be overhauled if he is to make enough contact against upper-level pitching. He is an extreme upside gamble in dynasty leagues. Robert is expected to be assigned to Low-A or High-A.
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Excels from leadoff spot
OFChicago White Sox
August 1, 2020
Robert went 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI during Saturday's 11-5 win at Kansas City.
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Moves up to leadoff spot
OFChicago White Sox
August 1, 2020
Robert will lead off for the White Sox against the Royals on Saturday.
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Knocks in two
OFChicago White Sox
July 29, 2020
Robert went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base Wednesday against Cleveland.
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Extends hit streak
OFChicago White Sox
July 29, 2020
Robert went 3-for-8 in Tuesday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
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Launches first career homer
OFChicago White Sox
July 26, 2020
Robert went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
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