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Birth Date8-3-1997
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 1 months, 29 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2017 DWS Rk DSL 28 114 .242 .329 .330 .397 100 15.1 3.6 -0.6 203 0 -0.5 2.5 12.8 1.7
2018 KAN A SAL 13 50 .244 .312 .361 .394 96 1.9 1.4 -0.2 105 0 0.0 -0.2 0.3 0.1
2018 WNS A+ CAR 32 140 .242 .318 .359 .341 103 -1.8 4.0 0 83 0 2.7 0.5 -2.3 0.5
2018 WSX Rk AZL 5 18 .247 .332 .369 .467 99 2.3 0.6 -0.2 140 0 0.4 1.3 0.7 0.3
2018 GDD Wnt AFL 18 79 .255 .345 .364 .373 98 4.8 2.1 -0.8 107 0 0.0 1.7 3.0 0.7
2019 WNS A+ CAR 19 84 .240 .325 .360 .553 107 17.5 2.3 -0.3 273 0 1.9 -1.2 11.9 1.6
2019 BIR AA SOU 56 244 .251 .321 .375 .384 104 11.9 6.5 -0.7 128 0 1.2 2.5 6.9 1.8
2019 CHR AAA INT 47 223 .266 .342 .450 .324 112 3.7 7.5 0.7 114 0 6.5 1.2 4.2 1.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2017 DWS Rk DSL 114 84 17 26 8 1 3 45 14 22 23 12 3 .310 .491 .536 .226 0 0
2018 KAN A SAL 50 45 5 13 3 1 0 18 4 4 12 4 2 .289 .360 .400 .111 0 0
2018 WSX Rk AZL 18 18 5 7 2 1 0 11 2 0 3 3 0 .389 .389 .611 .222 0 0
2018 GDD Wnt AFL 79 74 19 24 2 0 2 32 10 5 13 5 0 .324 .367 .432 .108 0 0
2018 WNS A+ CAR 140 123 21 30 6 1 0 38 11 8 37 8 2 .244 .317 .309 .065 2 1
2019 CHR AAA INT 223 202 44 60 10 5 16 128 39 11 55 7 3 .297 .341 .634 .337 5 0
2019 BIR AA SOU 244 226 43 71 16 3 8 117 29 13 54 21 6 .314 .362 .518 .204 0 1
2019 WNS A+ CAR 84 75 21 34 5 3 8 69 24 4 20 8 2 .453 .512 .920 .467 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2026 CHA $2,000,000
2025 CHA $15,000,000
2024 CHA $12,500,000
2023 CHA $9,500,000
2022 CHA $6,000,000
2021 CHA $3,500,000
2020 CHA $1,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$5,000,000
2019Current$6,000,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$11,000,000
4 yrFuture$39,000,000
7 yrTotal$50,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 0 dMagnus Sports6 years/$50M (2020-24)

Details
  • 6 years/$50M (2020-25), plus 2026-27 club options. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 1/2/20. $1.5M, 21:$3.5M, 22:$6M, 23:$9.5M, 24:$12.5M, 25:$15M, 26:$20M club option ($2M buyout). 27:$20M club option ($2M buyout).
  • Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent from Cuba 5/20/17. $26M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 401 49 83 21 0 10 40 35 119 15 5 .235 .318 .380 83 14.0 1.5
80o 375 43 71 18 0 8 35 30 114 13 4 .213 .292 .339 72 6.7 0.7
70o 356 39 64 16 0 7 32 27 111 12 4 .201 .277 .318 65 2.0 0.2
60o 340 36 59 15 0 7 29 25 108 11 4 .193 .266 .311 58 -1.6 -0.2
50o 325 33 54 14 0 6 27 23 105 10 3 .184 .256 .294 52 -4.7 -0.5
40o 310 31 49 12 0 6 25 21 102 9 3 .174 .243 .281 47 -7.6 -0.8
30o 294 28 44 11 0 5 22 19 98 8 3 .164 .231 .261 40 -10.3 -1.1
20o 275 25 38 10 0 4 20 16 94 7 2 .151 .212 .238 33 -13.0 -1.4
10o 249 21 32 8 0 4 17 13 87 6 2 .139 .194 .226 22 -16.0 -1.7
Weighted Mean331355514062824106104.185.258.29255-3.5-0.4

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2021-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)Long-term, do u like Alec Bohm or Ke'Bryan Hayes more? Given the choice, would you take Luis Robert over both of these? Not fantasy question. Including real-life importance of on-base.
(Mark from SF)
Ke'Bryan is a legit 7 defender at third. Bohm is...not. I could be convinced to prefer Bohm's bat by a hair (although it would be a tough sell, and Hayes has shown more ability to actualize the raw in short major league samples), but the defensive value puts him well out in front for me. Robert is a trickier call. He's at least as good a defender at a more premium spot, and while the bat is far more boom or bust (even if Hayes's power takes a step back, he's likely to give you above-average BA and OBP), I might take the overall upside in Robert's profile. Ask me again tomorrow and I might have a different answer though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2020-12-04 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for lending your expertise. My team needs help everywhere and will get to choose from these 3 players to help lead the rebuild: Ian Anderson, Ke'Bryan Hayes and Luis Robert. Who's your favorite and why?
(Rip Wheeler from Montana)
For fantasy purposes, Robert is the most likely to be a five-category contributor. Anderson should be a very good pitcher, but not an elite fantasy arm and he's still a pitcher. I like Hayes a lot, but he has limited MLB track record with the plus pop, and the rest of the Pirates lineup isn't gonna give him a ton of R/RBI opps. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2020-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jesse! Love the rankings! I was wondering who the biggest risers and fallers where? Also is Luis Robert keeps this up for the rest of the season how high do you think he could rank?
(Alex from Texas)
I will list the risers/fallers in my upcoming article, but here is a sneak peak:

Risers: Kyle Lewis (+214), Anthony Santander (+170), Corbin Burnes (+135), Dominic Smith (+135)
Fallers: Kirby Yates (-260), Oscar Mercada (-250), Mallex Smith (-150), Tommy Pham (-125)

Plus, several players jumped from off to way up the rankings including Triston McKenzie (319) and Jake Cronenworth (354).

As for Robert, he could climb into the top 15 by season end if he continues to rake. (Jesse Roche)
2020-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Kyle Lewis and Evan white just going to split the rookie of the year votes or will the Seattle media machine make it so national writers vote them to the top?
(Chris from Washington)
I think you're forgetting about Luis Robert, who is my favorite to win the award here. I also think the Kyle Lewis hype is getting a little ahead of itself. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)What can I expect from Jo Adell this season? Is he worth rostering in a 10 team fantasy league?
(matzabal from co)
I'd want some clarity on how and if teams are manipulating service time before I took any prospect in a redraft format without a clear path to playing time, like say Luis Robert. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2020-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me the names of top prospects who are going to come up this year?
(Charlie from Atlanta)
The list is extensive. Here are top-50 prospects who likely will be in the majors at some point in 2020: Jo Adell, Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, MacKenzie Gore, Carter Kieboom, Dylan Carlson, Nick Madrigal, Jesus Luzardo, Dustin May, Brendan Rodgers, Nate Pearson, Casey Mize, Forrest Whitley, Alec Bohm, Cristian Pache, Ryan Mountcastle, Spencer Howard, and Matt Manning. There are obviously others, and even more who will surprise, but I'd wager these prospects will arrive at some point. (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which dynasty 101 guys make the biggest moves if you consider OBP vs. Avg?
(MK from Houston)
As an initial matter, I do not trust walk rates in short-season leagues or even the low minors. Player discipline can change dramatically between the minors and the majors as pitchers simply have better command/control and throw more strikes to challenge hitters. That said, I think the extreme cases do warrant attention (15%-plus walk rates and sub-5% walk rates)

Guys who move up include Andrew Vaughn, Adley Rutschman, and Nolan Jones.

Guys who drop some include Luis Robert and Ryan Mountcastle.

Of these players, Jones moves the most (easily into the Top 50, probably in the 30s). (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance we see Andrew Vaughn at the show this year?
(darielsantana from santo domingo)
After the signing of Edwin Encarnacion, I doubt we see Vaughn in the majors in 2020. The White Sox have not been shy of keeping prospects down until the following April (e.g., Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Nick Madrigal). Of course, the White Sox are also looking to compete in 2020 and if either Jose Abreu or Edwin Encarnacion are injured while Vaughn is tearing up the upper minors, he definitely could see a promotion. I just would not expect him to arrive until 2021. (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the process for deciding how and where to rank a new J2 prospect like Jasson Dominguez who hasn't played any games yet?
(Ashley from Albuquerque)
Personally (and I say this on the podcast) I don't think we should be ranking any of these guys. Most of these lists are apples to oranges comparisons in a lot of cases (Something Jarrett wrote about at length in our Midseason 50 content package), but comparing Dominguez to Sean Murphy isn't even the same school of botany. That said more people would complain if we didn't rank him, so you try to talk to people that saw him in domestic instructs if they came over. (This was also a massive problem with Luis Robert) a couple years ago too. (Top 101 Prospects Chat)
2019-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)If forced to rank players in terms of future value over the next 10 years of their MLB career, would Wander Franco occupy the same tier as Yelich, Acuna, Soto, Lindor, etc.? If not, who would be some fellows in his tier?
(Bill from Capitol Hill)
Man I love Wander Franco, but you can't rank him in the top tier of major league producers until there's some major league production. I made this point last year that by June or so, I would have take Juan Soto comfortably over Vlad jr and any other prospect. Look, it's perfectly plausible that he ends up as one of the 10-15 best players in baseball for a good stretch of his career, but you can't rank him with those guys yet. (The fellows in his tier are Jo Adell, Luis Robert, Adley Rutschman, those kind of names) (Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Chat)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat) thanks for the chat, As Luis Robert continues his torred pace would you please compare him to one of Soto, Acuna or another type of young hitter.
(easterbrook from ontario canada)
I'd probably put Robert closer to Acuña than Soto, just because Robert won't ever walk nearly as much as Soto currently does. But I'm skeptical that Robert will adjust to the majors as quickly as someone like Acuña, as the strikeouts could be a legitimate issue. Tools are massive, tho. (JP Breen)
2019-07-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Luis Robert has obliterated each level he's played at this year. He also has the low BB rates that often signal trouble at the MLB level. Would you expect him to struggle a bit for a year or two before adjusting to the majors?
(Mark T from Annapolis MD)
Is it time for me to give the grumpy KG bit about how everyone cares too much about minor league walk rates? Dude has a 1.050 OPS, swing my son. Also while his walk rate is below-average, it isn't disastrous. That all said, I expect even the best prospects to have a bit of an adjustment period against major league stuff. The Sotos and Acuñas are the exceptions. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea when players such as Jasson Dominguez typically get added to player pools on sites such as CBS? Missed out on Luis Robert and don’t want it to happen again. Thank you
(Kkelly from IL)
I have not seen a particularly consistent standard applied, myself. Sometimes this happens when the players actually start accumulating stats with affiliates but on plenty of occasions I've seen relatively well-regarded prospects not get added to systems until seemingly random points. My recommendation would be to introduce a league rule where any guys signed after a certain date - e.g. the draft onwards - aren't eligible to be picked up until your league's draft in the offseason. (Darius Austin)
2019-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Luis Robert is posting ridiculous numbers, but do you have any concerns about his plate discipline?
(aj from Lawrence)
Sure, I'd love to see a little bit of a better approach but when you're doing what he's doing to the balls he's hitting...I'm not sure I have a strong issue with being aggressive. I suspect he'll make some necessary adjustments against some higher quality stuff when the time comes. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)What odds do you give for these prospects to debut THIS season: Jo Adell, Luis Robert, Casey Mize, Dustin May, Bo Bichette, Gavin Lux.
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Best bets are probably Bichette as a September call up and May as a utility arm for the stretch run/playoffs. I imagine the Tigers are going to be very cautious with Mize after the shoulder issue. Robert and Lux could hypothetically be an injury away at some point though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Chance we see Luis Robert in Chicago before 2019 ends?
(cowhitchurch from Austin)
35 percent? The White Sox have the usual incentives to keep him down, but if he blitzes Triple-A (and with the new baseball he might) they're gonna be under a lot of pressure in a month. (Jarrett Seidler)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your top 10 dynasty hitting prospects right now?
(Eugene from Monroe)
For guys that haven't debuted yet, I'll say: Wander Franco, Keston Hiura, Kyle Tucker, Jo Adell, Alex Kiriloff, Austin Riley, Taylor Trammell, Brendan Rodgers, Luis Robert and Yordan Alvarez (Mark Barry)
2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)It's early, but if Luis Robert just keeps hitting like this in Double-A too when does he make it to the majors? It feels odd to gauge a player with his tools and pro experience, but with so few reps in the last couple of years.
(nschaef from NYC)
Why, glad you asked, we just 10 Packed him today! https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/49523/monday-morning-ten-pack-may-6-2019/

I am HERE for Julio Urias against Acuna in a 9th inning Save situation. The future is now. (Wilson Karaman)
2019-05-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the fourth year of my longest running dynasty league, where my peak achievement has been third in points three weeks into the season, I'm about to tank again. So I want to ask about my second dynasty league. This week, I traded Blake Snell for Nolan Gorman and Luis Robert. My goal is to compete by 2027. Do you think this trade was good?
(Elton from Pacific Northwest)
Elton, my man, we gotta talk about your timeline here. We're gonna have to make it the BP Fantasy Team's mission to get you competing before 2027. Unfortunately, I think your return was a bit light on Snell -- unless, that is, you're ALL IN on Robert. I think you would've been better off building a trade around a higher-end prospect, or grabbing more guys than just Gorman and Robert. Depending on your situation, quantity may matter. (J.P. Breen)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a White Sox fan. Was. I don't know anymore. Talk me off the ledge.
(Redacted from Redacted)
I totally get it after the tease of Machado (and I guess Harper to a lesser extent). But your pain is relative. I'm a Giants fan, I would trade my team for yours in 2019. I get to watch 30-something players break down while the roster is spackled with the likes of Cameron Maybin and Yangervis Solarte. But back to the White Sox. There's still hope for Yoan Moncada, eventually you'll have Michael Kopech, maybe Lucas Giolito comes good, and Luis Robert is coming down the pike. And your team doesn't hate BP. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a deep 20 team keep forever league. Is it time to move on from Byron Buxton (have Yelich, Acuna, Soto, Schwarber, Robles, Adell and Luis Robert). Looking to improve my pitching and looking at Dustin May.
(beringstorm from Tacoma, WA)
Sweet outfield! I wouldn't blame you for wanting to move Buxton but I wonder if you can get more. I love May, but Buxton should net you more. Try for guys like Sixto, Paddack, A.Reyes and work your way down. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Luis Robert? What does he need to show this year to move up the rankings?
(Brian from Mke)
If he's close to the player in the Sally or Carolina League that he's been touted as, I suspect he will move up quickly. He was another dart throw for us as we discussed in the White Sox list and elsewhere. It's not impossible he's top ten at midseason. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League Draft - which of these top 101 players do you take with first pick? Luis Robert, Keston Hiura, Royce Lewis, Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Jo Addell
(PKIII from SC)
Oooooh, If you want surety I'd go Hiura, but I'd be sorely temped by Adell or Robert. Less interested in the pitchers. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Can Luis Robert rocket up this year with his hit tool. Robert or Royce Lewis for dynasty leagues?
(Mike from Canada)
I don't actually have a strong take either way here. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Sayre ranked Shohei Ohtani, Keston Hiura, Luis Robert, Royce Lewis, and Jo Adell, respectively, as his top 5 new-signees going into 2018. Do you agree with this ranking or do you see something different that really sticks out to you?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I go Ohtani, Robert, Lewis, Hiura and Adell. I think Robert has #1 prospect in baseball upside. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-01-23 23:00:00 (link to chat)Luis Robert, Royce Lewis or Hiura for dynasty draft - 1st pick???
(Pk3 from SC)
Robert, Hiura, Lewis order for me, I think. They're all pretty close. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)How big of a jump do you see Luis Robert making in the prospect rankings next year?
(James from NYC)
No idea. He's a really difficult guy to peg right now, because we just simply haven't seen him even up against appropriate competition yet. Once we get some stateside looks and figure out a legit level of competition for him, we'll have a better sense of how advanced he is or isn't. The DSL games he played this summer, while important for getting him some reps and easing him into things, weren't really all that helpful for determining any of those things. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-09-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Beyond what one can see in the stat line, do you have any updates on Luis Robert's time in the DSL?
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
Not much. Should make his way stateside early next year and I'm looking forward to seeing him firsthand in Spring Training 2018. (Collin Whitchurch)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better fantasy career Kevin Maitan or Luis Robert? Elaborate please
(Polanski from Ohio )
We got our first eyes on Maitan last weekend, and without spoiling anything that hasn't been written yet, the conversation in our Slack was...whelming. At least in terms of rawness and gap between present and future. The tools are impressive, particularly the fundamentals of the swing. He yanked a hammy today, incidentally.

I'm not sure you can go wrong with either, the ceilings on both are stupid. I'd lean Robert marginally for timeline reasons, but I'm not sure I see a ton of daylight between their present dynasty valuations. They're both figments of your imagination. (Wilson Karaman)


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