Before the 2021 season, we told everyone that Luis Robert was going to emerge and put baseball on notice. Indeed, he did just that down to the season’s final regular season game. Robert homered in the first inning off Tyler Alexander in the White Sox’ loss on Sunday. It was his 13th blast of the season and went 440 feet.
Robert finishes the year with a .338 average, .946 OPS, 43 RBI, 42 runs, six steals, and a 3.6 fWAR in just 68 games played. Imagine had Robert not missed most of the season with an injury. Also he added 22 doubles and a triple in improving his batting average over 100 points from 2020.
Still, Robert and the White Sox will have a chance to make an impact in the opening round of the AL Playoffs against the Houston Astros.