Luis Robert is a beast, and he’s making baseball look way too easy as a rookie.
Along with leading MLB outfielders in defensive runs saved, the Chicago White Sox center fielder has been cranking missiles at the plate. On Thursday night, Robert crushed a 458-foot home run with an exit velocity of 113.0 mph in Chicago’s 11-6 win over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Luis Robert just WRECKED this ball. pic.twitter.com/6eXsiBk2Ar
— MLB (@MLB) September 4, 2020
Robert now leads the majors with six home runs having an exit velocity of at least 110 mph.
Luis Robert now has six homers with an exit velocity of 110+mph, which is the most in MLB, per Statcast.
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) September 4, 2020
The 23-year-old has 11 home runs with a .278/.331/.586 slash line. He’s still figuring it out at the plate (as his 30.1 strikeout percentage shows), but he’s already shown to be an incredible talent that will absolutely obliterate the baseball when he connects.
Robert’s ceiling is enormous, and he’s already a damn good — and highly entertaining — baseball player just over one month into his career.