By: Will Farlow
The Chicago White Sox had high hopes when they first signed Luis Robert back in 2017. The Cuban phenom early on got the nickname La Pantera during his early seasons on the Southside. Robert has had the last two seasons dealt with some injury situations. This 2023 season is the star breakout season White Sox fans waited for with Robert. Following Sundays 8-7 win in Oakland, Robert was named to represent the Southsiders as a reserve in the All Star Game.
Luis Robert being named to the MLB All Star Game is an exciting moment for a White Sox team having a first half to forget. Robert is a five tool star player Chicago can build around for years to come. Defense for Robert in my opinion is his strongest quality in any game situation. Robert has truly improved his plate discipline this season and its lead to a current .276 batting average and 24 home runs. The Cuban centerfielder is very humble as a player , and someone I feel is a key leader for his team.
The announcement made by the team in the locker room showed positive signs as they clapped and cheered for Robert. The part of the celebration that stood out to me the most was Robert’s response to the team . Robert spoke about the honor of being able to play in the All Star Game while inspiring his teammates to improve the rest of the season after a tough start. This shows his growth as a leader, and I feel he truly deserves this honor to be in the All Star Game. Now playing the outfield for the 2023 American League All Stars , Luis Robert!
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