Are you a very casual baseball fan who has lost track of the young guys in the game that you should be watching? Same. Then people started sending me videos of what Chicago White Sox rookie centerfielder Luis Robert is doing this week and let’s just say there’s a new reason — Tim Anderson is fun to watch and was 4-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBIs Tuesday night against the Tigers — to watch the White Sox.
Monday night, Luis Robert was covering 103 feet of outfield turf to steal a routine fly ball for left fielder Eloy Jimenez and mashing two home runs. Tuesday, Luis was again covering a bunch of ground for a diving attempt that led to a hand injury that came back negative on X-ray.
I’m telling you casual baseball fans, find White Sox games on TV. Between Anderson and Robert you’re in for a treat and it won’t be yet another Red Sox-Yankees game on ESPN with ARod rambling on like he’s been infected by Booger McFarland.
Luis Robert steals a routine fly ball from Eloy Jimenez, Statcasted
Eloy's distance needed: 39 feet
Robert's distance needed: 103 feet pic.twitter.com/qxCCAcUQGd
— David Adler (@_dadler) August 18, 2020
Luis Robert is an absolute FREAK.
Distance: 433 feet
Exit Velo: 115.5 mph 🔥
— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) August 18, 2020
Luis Robert’s diving attempt in center. Stayed in, but was eventually taken out of the game. pic.twitter.com/0qsPzSlQex
— Pinwheels and Ivy Podcast (@PinwheelsIvyPod) August 19, 2020