Obviously, there’s a lot of talk about the potential and upside of Chicago White Sox 23-year old outfielder Luis Robert. For instance, his manager Tony La Russa compared him favorably to Mike Trout just weeks ago.
Then on Saturday, Robert added a big game pelt to his wall. Robert’s first home run of Spring Training came off a guy with some decent stuff, Anaheim Angels’ starter Shohei Ohtani.
Luis Robert shows off his power. PUT IT ON THE BOARD! pic.twitter.com/iIXBMIn4XG
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 13, 2021
Good old Lou Bob had two hits on the day, including a double off Ohtani later in the affair. Right now, Robert is hitting .333 in the spring with some decent plate presence working counts and an OPS of .943 thus far.
Surely, Ohtani may have been just working with his arsenal and allowed the youngster to catch a mistake that wouldn’t happen in a regular season game. It goes without saying, this one would mean a lot more if it counted officially.
Still, the signs are in place that Robert could be a force in the Chicago order wherever the Sox decide to slot him in when the regular season kicks off in just under three weeks. On Saturday, Robert was hitting sixth in the order, and that’s probably where we figure for him to begin earning his place when the stats count.