LUIS Moiran ROBERT
Nickname:   N/A Position:   OF
Home: N/A Team:   WHITE SOX
Height: 6' 2" Bats:   R
Weight: 210 Throws:   R
DOB: 8/3/1997 Agent: SCOTT BORAS
Uniform #: 88  
Birth City: Havana, Cuba
Draft: White Sox - 2017 - Free agent - Out of Cuba
YR LEA TEAM SAL(K) G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG AVG
2016 -17 Cuba Serie Naci               12   11   38   .526 .687 .401
2018 AZL GLENDALE   5 18 5 7 2 1 0 2 3 0 0 3 .389 .611 .389
2018 CAR WINSTON-SALEM   32 123 21 30 6 1 0 11 8 2 8 37 .317 .309 .244
2018 SAL KANNAPOLIS   13 45 5 13 3 1 0 4 4 2 4 12 .360 .400 .289
2019 IL CHARLOTTE   47 202 44 60 10 5 16 39 7 3 11 55 .341 .634 .297
2019 SL BIRMINGHAM   56 226 43 71 16 3 8 29 21 6 13 54 .362 .518 .314
2019 CAR WINSTON-SALEM   19 75 21 34 5 3 8 24 8 2 4 20 .512 .920 .453
2020 AL WHITE SOX $556.00 56 202 33 47 8 0 11 31 9 2 20 72 .302 .436 .233
2021 AL WHITE SOX $3,500.00 68 275 42 93 22 1 13 43 6 1 14 61 .378 .567 .338
2021 TAE CHARLOTTE   8 29 4 8 1 0 1 3 2 0 5 9 .417 .413 .276
2022 IL CHARLOTTE   1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200
2022 AL WHITE SOX $6,000.00 98 380 54 108 18 0 12 56 11 3 17 77 .319 .426 .284
2023 AL WHITE SOX $9,500.00 145 546 90 144 36 1 38 80 20 4 30 172 .315 .542 .264
2024 IL CHARLOTTE   5 20 3 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6 .182 .250 .100
2024 AZL ACL   3 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .571 .143
2024 AL WHITE SOX   20 74 11 13 2 0 7 10 1 0 7 32 .247 .486 .176
Personal
  • In his younger days, Robert went to Japan with Cuba's 18U league. There he was by  far the best player on a modestly talented Cuban team at the 18U World Cup.

    He batted .406/.457/.857 in 35 plate appearances with two home runs.

    CUBAN LEAGUE

  • Robert spent multiple seasons playing in Cuba’s top league, Serie Nacional , including the 2015-16 season when he batted .304/.382/.410 with 32 walks and 46 strikeouts in 317 plate appearances.

  • During the summer in 2016, Robert was part of a Cuban team that participated in the independent Can-Am League where he hit .286/.319/.397 in 63 at-bats with one home run, three stolen bases, four walks and 15 strikeouts.

  • During the 2016-17 season in Cuba's top league, Serie Nacional, Robert batted.401/.526/.687 in 232 plate appearances with 12 home runs, 38 walks (10 intentional) and 30 strikeouts. He had 11 stolen bases in 17 attempts.

    Despite leaving in-season, Robert tied for third in the league in home runs and ranked fifth in stolen bases. Had he accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify, he would have led the league in both OBP (by 49 points) and slugging (by 91 points).

  • Luis has a strong, lean frame at 6-foot-3 with broad shoulders, a wide back and quick-twitch athleticism.

  • Luis Robert has the talent of a first-round pick if he were in the draft. He has a strong, lean frame at 6-foot-3 with broad shoulders, a wide back and quick-twitch athleticism.

  • Oct 2017: Robert's White Sox debut with the Dominican Summer League White Sox was a glimpse of potentially significant things to come. Ever Magallanes, the White Sox Dominican Academy supervisor, put forth some of those impressive traits he witnessed from the No. 22 prospect in the Majors per MLBPipeline.com.

    "He's a special kid. Power, speed," Magallanes said. "He's learning the game, playing hard. I just can't say enough good things about him."

    Robert, 20, joined the White Sox via a $26 million signing bonus made official on May 27, 2017. The free-agent Cuban outfielder took part in mostly showcases for the months leading up to his signing, but adjusted quickly to game competition, posting a .310 average, .491 on-base percentage and 1.027 OPS over 84 at-bats in 24 games.

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn expects Robert to be in big league camp for Spring Training in 2018. He will then be assigned to one of their Class A ball affiliates at Kannapolis or Winston-Salem to start the season, based on what they see during those six weeks in Arizona.

    "From there, it wouldn't shock me if he pushed up a level or two depending on where he started in the 2018 season," Hahn said. "He has a very advanced approach at the plate, he's very physically gifted and it would not surprise me if he wound up moving on the quicker side. This will be the first time he's in the States full time, the first time he's playing baseball that regularly, the first time he has to adapt to the new culture, food and language. So we're going to give him the space he needs regardless of what level he's at to have his growing pains if that's what happens."

    "Luis has already had a little bit of experience playing professionally and in Cuba," Magallanes said. "He's learning the White Sox way and the way we play baseball down here. He's been awesome and gets along with everybody.

    "They love him. All the kids, from the get-go, everybody got along with him. Great kids. Both those guys are huge for our younger kids, the Dominicans and the Venezuelan kids we have down there."

    Magallanes believes the Instructional League will be great for Robert, who was limited by right ankle and left meniscus injuries in his first White Sox season.

    "He's so athletic and he has really good aptitude. So he picks things up really quick," Magallanes said. "It's going to be a pleasure to see when it all comes together. It could be pretty special." (S Merkin - MLB.com - Oct 14, 2017)

  • In 2018, the Baseball America Prospect Handbook rated Robert as the 4th-best prospect in the White Sox organization. He was at #5 a year later, before 2019 spring training. Then in the spring of 2020, they rated Luis as the #1 prospect in the White Sox farm system.

  • 2018 season: The toolsy outfielder missed much of the season due to a left thumb injury and never really got going in the Carolina League, posting a .625 OPS in 32 games at that level.

  • July 2019: Robert represented the White Sox at the Futures All-Star Game.

  • 2019 Season: It’s hard to believe that Robert, a physical specimen who oozes athleticism, didn’t hit a single home run in 50 Minor League games in 2018. The power outage was chalked up to the various injuries that plagued Robert throughout the year, and he confirmed that assessment in 2019 by erupting to hit 32 homers across three levels. He had four multi-homer games, including a two-homer, seven-RBI debut for Triple-A Charlotte, and hit a number of balls that have yet to land. As a runner, Robert absolutely flies.

    In July at the Futures game, he reached a sprint speed of 31.3 feet per second running out a groundout to second base. (Anything above 30 ft/sec is considered elite.) That speed, along with his aggressive mindset on the basepaths, enabled him to swipe 36 bags this year and fuels his ability to rack up extra-base hits (74). He was also named MLB Pipeline Hitter of the Year. 

    Luis was one of just two players in the minors with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in 2019. (Kyle Tucker was the other.) And he displayed strong signs of being a true five-tool player once he reaches his peak.

  • MLB debut (July 25, 2020): Luis didn't let the big stage affect his proclivity to wow fans with his power. In his first big league plate appearance to open the 2020 campaign, the No. 3 overall prospect in baseball smashed a single to left field that had an exit velocity of 115.8 mph.

    Not only was that single Robert's first Major League hit, it also had the highest exit velocity on a player's first career hit since Statcast began tracking in 2015. In 2019, the White Sox as a club had only one batted ball with a higher exit velocity all season.

    And Robert wasn't done — in the eighth, he lined a double off the wall in right-center field with an exit velocity of 103.8 mph.

    "I felt good today; I felt very good. I'm happy. I got two hits, my first two hits in the Major Leagues," said Robert through an interpreter. "I was excited. It was a little bittersweet because we lost today. You always want the team to win, and that's why we play."

    In a matter of weeks, we've witnessed Robert homer while falling down in the batter's box during Summer Camp, launch two mammoth shots to the far reaches of Guaranteed Rate Field in an exhibition game, and now absolutely crush a pair of hits in his MLB debut.

    And it's just the beginning for Robert, a player we may very well be marveling at for years to come. (Manny Randhawa - July 2020)

  • Nov 9, 2020: Luis finished second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, with Seattle outfielder Kyle Lewis earning the award. 

  • 2020 Season: He finished the season with a .233 batting average, but Robert finished second in ROTY voting and won a Gold Glove. Add on to that 11 astronomical home runs and a stat line that would have likely normalized with a full season of at-bats.

    Robert still managed a solid 1.8 WAR in just 60 games. He showed elite skills on the base paths, and his stat line over 162 games would have projected to .250/25/75, with 25 steals. He’s sure to be a 30/30 player for years to come. La Pantera was the teacher’s pet in 2020. (Rob Colletti@robcolletti - Dec 15, 2020)

  •  Luis is an anime fan, and his car reflects that. TMZ Sports reported that Robert hired Alex Vega of Miami’s The Auto Firm to cover his Lamborghini in a wrap featuring the anime series Naruto. The flashy artwork also glows in the dark.

    The job cost Robert $10,000, TMZ said. That’s pocket change, considering TMZ said the car cost $1 million.  (Sun-Times staff  Oct 31, 2021)

  •  2021 Season: After getting off to a solid start in 2021 (albeit with relatively little power), Robert tore his hip flexor muscle in early May. While there were concerns whether he’d be able to return to play toward the end of the season, but Robert worked incredibly hard and returned to the Sox on August 9 after rehab stints with Winston-Salem and Charlotte.

    He was a man on fire from that point, and ended up posting incredible results considering he only played in 42% of the team’s games. In 68 games totaling 296 at-bats, Robert slashed .338/.378/.567 with 22 doubles, one triple, 13 homers, 43 RBIs, six stolen bases, 14 walks (4.7%), 61 strikeouts (20.6%), 157 wRC and 3.6 bWAR. If he could’ve kept that same pace over a 162 games, his bWAR would’ve equated to an impressive 8.6! Also, while his walk rate dropped from 8.8% to 4.7%, he dropped his strikeout rate a very healthy 11.6%, from 32.2% to 20.6%. This shows not only his willingness, but also his ability, to make adjustments.

    While Robert posted excellent numbers on the road this year (.326/.358/.511), he performed even better at home (.351/.399/.627) which isn’t surprising considering that Guaranteed Rate Field is considered a bandbox. His numbers were rock-solid for day games as he slashed .299/.354/.552, but they were overshadowed by his work under the lights (.356/.390/.574).

    Robert was the model of consistency when he was on the diamond, as he slashed .311/.357/.467 in April, .361/.403/.639 in August and .367/.398/.633 in September. While he manhandled righties to the tune of .321/.361/.500, he absolutely pulverized southpaws by slashing .397/.441/.794 against their offerings.

     When hitting with runners in scoring position, Robert’s numbers were good as he slashed .297/.365/.453 with two homers. However, with bases empty, pitchers were more willing to attack him but ended up falling prey to a .354/.385/.609 slash line with nine homers. When hitting behind the count, he was better than most as he slashed a respectable .288/.301/.450 but he was much better as one would expect when ahead in the count as he slashed .385/.515/.712 in such situations.

    Where do you put Robert in the lineup? He actually fared best surprisingly in the seventh spot, as he slashed .431/.450/.655 in 15 games there. Frankly, he played well everywhere, but his lowest OPS was in the leadoff spot (.288/.300/.390 in 13 games).

    Unsurprisingly, Robert was at his best when facing baseballs, as he crushed them at a .386/.455/.650 clip. That is not to be taken for granted, however, as he was so focused on off-speed and breaking pitches that he was late on the fastball much of the time during the previous season; this is evidenced by his surprisingly low .202/.277/.308 line versus fastballs last year.

    In 2021, against breaking pitches, he slashed .290/.328/.458, which isn’t too shabby. He showed significant improvement against off-speed pitches this year, as he slashed .292/.402/.570 against them compared to last year’s .231/.321/.462. The one pitched he feasted upon the most this year was the cutter as he slashed .474/.523/.737 against it; he was most human against the slider (a respectable .267/.308/.391).

    It should come to no surprise after reading the above paragraphs that Robert made significant improvements in nearly every facet of his game. The one area he didn’t was in his running speed, which dropped from the 96 percentile to the top 73%; this, of course, can be explained by his simply taking it cautiously when returning from his hip flexor tear.

    Even though Robert swung at more pitches this year (57.6% to 61.5%), he actually improved his whiff rate by an incredible 13.3% (41.5% to 28.2%). While he still swings at the first pitch 53.7% of the time, it certainly didn’t deter him, as he fared better than most (as evidenced above) when behind in the count. While he pulled the ball more frequently this year and subsequently hit the ball to the opposite field less, it’s still difficult for teams to shift him, as Robert still hits the ball to the right side more 20% of the time (21.8%).

    Despite his reduced speed due to pushing back on the accelerator after that hip flexor tear, Robert’s defense was still far better than league average. While his range factor was down due to the lower speed, he atoned for hit by producing a jump of 1.8 feet, which is much better than league average. No doubt, he still would’ve been a strong contender this year for the Gold Glove if he had not missed so many games.

    Considering that each WAR point is worth approximately $7.7 million on the free agent market per FanGraphs, and he earned just $3.5 million this year, Robert provided the White Sox with a surplus value of nearly $24 million. And that’s with him playing less than half the season!  (whisoxman20051917 - Nov 24, 2021)

  • Sept. 2022: Robert decided to play for Team Cuba in the 2023 WBC.

  •  2022 Season: Robert appeared in only 68 games in 2021, and despite the small sample size, he was impressive. The Cuba native slashed .338/.378/.567 in 275 plate appearances. As a result, many expected a breakout season from Robert in 2022. But the injury bug prevented any chance of an All-Star Caliber campaign. Robert is an immensely talented athlete, but he has yet to play 100 games in a season in his MLB career.

    In 98 games in 2022, Robert slashed .284/.319/.426 with 18 doubles, 12 homers, and 56 RBIs. After a week-long absence on the COVID IL in May, Robert was in the lineup almost daily. He appeared in 74 of the team’s first 90 games, a stretch that saw him slash .301/.334/.461, hit all 12 of his home runs, and record all but two of his 56 RBIs.  (B ZEKIRI - Feb 1, 2023)

  • July 2023: Robert was chosen to represent the White Sox in the MLB All-Star Game. He also participated in the Home Run Derby. 

    Center fielder Luis Robert Jr. hoped he would be chosen for his first All-Star Game, and even though his selection seemed like a no-brainer, he could not begin to think in earnest about going to Seattle until manager Pedro Grifol gave him the news.

    “I wasn’t sure,” Robert said through translator Billy Russo, “but I was confident it would happen. It definitely means a lot. As an individual, it’s a big accomplishment.”

    Robert Jr. was one of six selections the Commissioner’s Office makes for each league, partly to ensure every team is represented. Once he got word that in his fourth big league season he would be the lone player representing the White Sox, Robert Jr. said he called and texted his parents, trainers and others who were sitting on pins and needles.

    “This is good news for them, too,” he said. (H Schulman - MLB.com - July 2, 2023)July 10, 2023: Robert Jr. did not take part in the Midsummer Classic at T-Mobile Field in Seattle as he dealt with tightness in his right calf.

    According to the White Sox, this first came up during the first round of the Home Run Derby, when he defeated Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman 28-27. Despite the tightness, Robert compete in the semifinals, where he lost to the Rays’ Randy Arozarena.

  • 2023 Season: The 26-year-old Robert set career highs with 38 homers, 80 RBI, 90 runs, 36 doubles and 20 steals in 145 games this year. He hit .264 with an .857 OPS in his fourth major league season.

    In 68.1% of his 144 games a season ago, Robert recorded a hit (98 times). He also put up 36 multi-hit games in 2023 (25.0%).
    In 36 of 144 games last season, he homered (25.0%). That’s a long ball in 6.4% of his trips to the plate in 2023.
    Robert scored in 49.3% of his 144 games last year, with two or more runs scored in 11.8% of those games (17).
    He drove home a run in 37.5% of his 144 games this season, with more than one RBI in 12.5% of those contests (18). He also drove in three or more runs in six contests.
    In 68.8% of his games last year (99 of 144), Robert went down on strikes at least once, and in 50 of those games (34.7%) he registered more than one strikeout.

  • Nov 9, 2023: AL Silver Slugger Award Winner in the Outfield: Luis Robert Jr., White Sox (first win).

    Robert amped up his power in a big way, smashing 38 home runs in 546 at-bats after hitting a total of 36 through the first 857 at-bats of his career. His 75 extra-base hits were the most among AL outfielders and the most by a White Sox outfielder since Jermaine Dye in 2008. B Murphy - MLB.com - Nov 9, 2023) 

    TRANSACTIONS

  • May 27, 2017: The White Sox organization signed free agent Robert out of Cuba.

  • Jan 2, 2020: Robert and the White Sox agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract, including two team options. Robert, 22, will receive $1.5 million in 2020, $3.5 million in 2021, $6 million in 2022, $9.5 million in 2023, $12.5 million in 2024, and $15 million in 2025.

    The White Sox hold $20-million options for both 2026 and 2027, with $2 million buyouts for either season.

Batting
  • Robert is a strong righthanded hitter with power. He has excellent bat speed and a sound swing, Robert has plus power that grades 60 now, and may become 70 grade, because he has room to continue filling out and increase that in the future.

    Before he even made his MLB debut, Robert signed a six-year, $50 million contract. Luis will make that deal look like a bargain if he approaches his lofty ceiling. Few players anywhere can match his electric combination of bat speed and foot speed, both of which grade as well above average. His huge right-handed power plays to all fields and he repeatedly drives the ball in the air, though he may have to develop more patience when pitchers refuse to challenge him. (Spring 2020)

    "His teammates talk about him in awe,” one scout said. "Even opposing pitchers charting in the stands talk about him in reverent tones.”

    Luis doesn’t walk much and swings and misses frequently, and breaking ball recognition is an issue that affects his balance. Still, his elite exit velocity should allow him to hit for a decent average. If pitchers do bring the ball in the zone, Robert can use his strong hands, muscular frame and elite bat speed to pummel pitches out to all parts of the park. 

    Robert is the most tooled-up player the White Sox have had in their system in years and boasts a body befitting of an NFL tight end. Luis' hit tool is his weakest tool—which is saying something after he posted a .328 average across three levels. It's because of the swing-and-miss in his game. He chases pitches out of the zone, and scouts have noticed that he has the tendency to commit a bit early on breaking balls designed to get hitters to chase. (Josh Norris - BA Prospect Handbook - Spring, 2020)

  • Luis has one of the best bodies in the White Sox organization. Evaluators have said he is an 80 grade athlete!

    Robert improved his swing path during the 2018 season. But he still needs improved strike zone discipline. And it showed up in 2019. 

  • Luis strikes out a lot, with a lot of swing-and-miss strikes. He has a habit of swinging through high fastballs and has had trouble laying off breaking balls down and away, though at times he’s shown the ability to resist those pitches.

    Robert can hammer pitches to right-center field and is at his best when he stays through the middle of the field, but he can get too pull-oriented in games.

  • Robert crushes fastballs. He has an aggressive approach and can get tripped up at times by spin.

  • In July 2019, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. So he had the opportunity to play five games with Luis.

    “Off the charts,” Anderson said of the 22-year-old center fielder. “Unbelievable player. He can hit, he can do everything. He's real good."

    That might be an understatement.

  • 2019 Season: Across stops at Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte, Robert had an amazing slash line of .328/.376/.624 to go with 32 home runs, 31 doubles, 11 triples, 108 runs scored, 92 RBIs and 36 stolen bases. He looms as a prime candidate for numerous Minor League Player of the Year honors.

  • Jan 2020: Best power: Luis Robert, OF, White Sox (65 grade power). After going homerless in 2018, in large part because of a thumb injury that limited him to 50 games, Robert broke out in 2019 with a 30-30 season. He led the Minors with 314 total bases, recording the first 30-30-.300 line since Jose Cardenal in 1961.

    He's strong and possesses some of the best bat speed in baseball. And the loft in his righthanded stroke produces majestic blasts to all fields.

  • Oct. 1, 2020: Robert’s first career playoff home run was one to remember.

    The White Sox rookie connected on an 0-1 fastball from Mike Fiers to lead off the second inning of Game 3 and launched a 487-foot blast to left-center field. It's the longest homer by a White Sox player in the Statcast era, the second-longest in postseason history in the Statcast era and the second-longest in Major League Baseball this season (behind Ronald Acuña Jr.'s 495-foot shot against Boston on Sept. 25).

    It's the longest homer by a White Sox player in the Statcast era, the second longest in postseason history in the Statcast era and the second longest in Major League Baseball this season (behind Ronald Acuña Jr.'s 495-foot shot against Boston on Sept. 25).

    At 23 years and 59 days old, Robert is the youngest player in White Sox history with a postseason home run. Robert hit 11 homers during his rookie season. Few of them were wall-scrapers.

    “I didn't really see this one because when I hit the ball, I just started running," said Robert through interpreter Billy Russo. "The guys in the dugout were the ones who told me where the ball landed. But I didn't see it, I have to see the replay." (S Merkin - MLB.com - Oct 1, 2020)

  • Top rookie Statcast performers of 2020:

    Most barrels: Luis Robert, White Sox—17.  Robert, who led all rookies with 17 barrels, Kyle Lewis (16) and Jake Cronenworth (15) filled out the top three spots on this year’s list.

  • Throughout the 2020 season, Robert drew some pretty dramatic comparisons.

    “He looks like a young Mike Trout,” White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas proclaimed. Chicago left fielder Eloy Jimenez also dropped the Trout comp.

    “He is a talented specimen, a talented individual who can do a lot of different things,” then-White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “Power—he can spray the ball around the field if he wants to."

  • 2023 Season: Robert Jr. was named an American League Silver Slugger Award winner.
Fielding
  • Luis is a speedy centerfielder. Robert uses near-elite speed to chase balls down to all four quadrants of center field. His arm is double-plus as well, which gives a weapon not present in the skill sets of most center fielders. 

     Considered more of a solid runner before he left Cuba, Robert started showing dramatically improved speed during the tryout process. He still could use some refinement as a base-stealer and center fielder, though he's fast enough to already be an asset in both regards. Some scouts consider his arm a third well above-average tool and he's capable of playing anywhere in the outfield. (Spring 2020)

  • He is also above-average defensively in either left or right field.

  • Robert makes an impact defensively in center field. He now has great range.

  • Luis has a 60 grade arm, so right field works fine.

  • In 2019, he had seven outfield assists.

  • “I expect that. He plays hard and he has a lot of range. That happened to me the other day. I said, ‘I got it,’ and he said, ‘Get out of here.’”  –Eloy Jiménez on Luis Robert’s range in center, after Robert took a fly ball from Leury García on July 29, 2020 in right.   (Merkin - mlb.com - 7/29/2020)

  • Top rookie Statcast performers of 2020. Best defensive outfielder: Luis Robert—5 OAA.

    On top of all his stunning physical feats, Robert was one of baseball’s best defensive players as a rookie, tying for second among all outfielders in Outs Above Average. Finishing second and third among rookies were Mauricio Dubón (4 OAA), a converted shortstop who handled center field for San Francisco, and Lewis (1).

    GOLD GLOVE

  • In 2020, Luis Robert was the first rookie in White Sox history to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The center fielder was awarded the American League honor, beating out Minnesota’s Byron Buxton and Oakland’s Ramón Laureano.

    “I have always dreamed of winning a Gold Glove, so this is a dream come true,” Robert said. “I felt happy with my defense, but I know I can do more and be better.”

    The 23-year-old thanked Daryl Boston, Chicago's first-base coach who worked with outfielders under manager Rick Renteria, for helping him adjust to the big leagues. Boston also taught Robert to take better advantage of his defensive skills. (S Merkin - MLB.com - Nov 3, 2020)

  • 2023 Season: Because Robert was healthy enough to play in 145 games, star in the Home Run Derby and blast a few dozen impressive regular-season homers as well, he was healthy enough to once again play a brand of center field that’s worthy of Gold Glove consideration. Robert finished at 13 OAA.
Running
  • Luis has 60 grade for speed, or maybe 65.

    “This kid can fly,” White Sox manager Renteria said. “I saw him run down to first base. I think it was like 3.56 seconds after a full swing on a ground ball. And he ran down a ball in right-center field, effortlessly."

Career Injury Report
  • July 7, 2017:  Luis missed at least seven days after suffering a minor injury in the meniscus on his left knee. An ankle injury sidelined him later in the year. 

  • March 10, 2018: Luis Robert began the season on the disabled list.

    Robert was diagnosed with a moderate Grade 2 left thumb ligament sprain. Robert suffered the injury while sliding into second base on a stolen base. He remained in the game and hit a game-winning grand slam in a 14-12 victory over the Reds.

    "The thumb will be immobilized for approximately the next six weeks," White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. "He will ideally be able to return to game action in roughly 10 weeks.

    "As a result, he's obviously done for Spring Training. We would expect him probably roughly in extended games in early May. Hopefully we can adjust that timetable for the better once the cast comes off, but at this time, we view it as six weeks in a cast. He sustained the injury prior to the grand slam, which is a pretty impressive pain tolerance by the young man, and also speaks to the speed of the potential recovery here."

    July 2-Aug 7, 2018: Robert underwent an MRI in Chicago and was diagnosed with a moderate sprain to a ligament in his left thumb. He was placed in a splint and missed 5 weeks with his second thumb injury.

  • April 27-29, 2021:  Robert was on the IL.

  • May 3-Aug 9, 2021: Luis suffered a Grade 3 strain of his right hip flexor, representing a complete tear.

  • May 24-31, 2022: Robert was placed on the Covid-19 IL.

  • July 15, 2022: Robert is not expected to participate in the rest of the series games in hot and humid Minnesota after leaving the game against the Twins with lightheadedness.

    The center fielder is “still not feeling right,” said manager Tony La Russa. “I don’t think we can use Luis until we straighten out how he’s feeling.” Some preliminary tests have been run, but La Russa indicated a more thorough exam will be completed later.

    July 19-Aug 2, 2022: Robert was on the IL with blurred vision.

    Aug 2, 2022: According to general manager Rick Hahn, Robert was suffering the ill-effects of a virus. In the ensuing testing, the White Sox addressed a couple of vitamin deficiencies for Robert associated with the virus.

  • Sept 6, 2022: Robert was removed from the game against the Mariners after striking out in the fifth inning. The outfielder has been dealing with a sore left wrist of late, as he didn't play in six recent games due to the ailment. 

  • Sept 23-Oct 6, 2022: Robert was on the IL with sprained left wrist.

  • April 29, 2023:  On the first pitch of the game from Rays opener Calvin Faucher, Robert swung at a cutter well out of the zone and tapped the ball to the third-base side of the mound, breaking quickly out of the box. But Robert grimaced about two-thirds of the way down the line, noticeably slowed down.  According to Robert, the situation was caused by a right hamstring injury issue.

  • May 23, 2023: Robert, who has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball in May, exited a 4-2 win over the Guardians in the ninth inning with right hip tightness, according to the White Sox. However, manager Pedro Grifol termed it right quad tightness postgame. Robert was listed as day-to-day.

  • Sept 5, 2023: CF Luis Robert Jr. is day to day with right quad cramps after missing the last four games with the leg cramps.

  • Sept 24-Oct 2, 2023: Robert was on the IL with left mild MCL sprain. The injury came about when Robert swiped his 20th base in the first inning of the rain-shortened victory at Fenway Park.  He is expected to recover via rest and rehabilitation in 2 to 4 weeks, after leaving the contest in the second inning.

  • April 6-June 4, 2024: Luis was on the IL with right hip flexor strain. Luis Robert Jr. moved decently around the White Sox clubhouse after suffering a Grade 2 right hip flexor strain in the ninth inning of the loss to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, putting him on the injured list. The pain might not have been visible, but it certainly was there for the All-Star center fielder.

    “You prepare yourself to be in good condition, good shape to play every day and you're doing everything right,” said Robert through interpreter Billy Russo. “Then, when something like this happens, it's frustrating. You start second guessing why, try to find an explanation why." He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.