The rise of Luis Robert Jr.

Now, on the day that the All Star Game reserves are to be announced, I’m here to tell you why that if the White Sox only have the required one All-Star, the person going to Seattle is obvious.

Remember the article on bWAR I did that showed that the White Sox are allergic to greatness? Well 3.0 (very good regular) to 5.0 (All-Star) bWAR represent above-average players … and Robert has 4 bWAR as I type this ON JULY 2. That puts him at third in the American League and fourth across MLB batters. Take out the phenom known as Shohei Othani (who is not considered as only a position player, but pretty much a god of modern baseball), and Robert Jr. is third in all of MLB. READ MORE

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