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Luis Robert Climbs Toward the Top of MLB's Latest Prospect List

Luis Robert's hot start isn't going unnoticed, as he keeps climbing up the prospect rankings and is now in the top five.
Photo: Associated Press

Photo: Associated Press

If you're up to date on White Sox social media, it's clear to you that Luis Robert has absolutely torn up minor league pitching this season. Across A+ and AA, he has been phenomenal, slashing .353/.403/.630 with 12 homers, 44 RBIs, 18 doubles, and 18 stolen bases. If he continues producing at this rate in Birmingham, he should force his way up to AAA and before long will arrive at 35th and Shields for good.

More and more people are taking notice of his impressive run, as he was just named the fifth-ranked prospect in all of baseball by the MLB Prospect Watch.

Robert takes over the void left by Eloy Jimenez as the White Sox top outfield prospect. With the Jimenez's graduation to the major leagues, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, and Nick Madrigal are the lone White Sox prospects in the Top 100. This isn't very surprising but still feels a bit disappointing because many other prospects have under-performed as of late. One silver lining is that the list excludes prospects from the 2019 Draft. Andrew Vaughn figures to make his way onto the list in the 35-50 range. In addition, the four prospects on the list are all toward the top of the list. Madrigal owns the 40th spot on the list and the other three rank in the teens or better.

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Here is a look at the White Sox Top 30 prospects as of June 18:

  1. Luis Robert, OF (5)
  2. Michael Kopech, RHP (16)
  3. Dylan Cease, RHP (18)
  4. Nick Madrigal, 2B (40)
  5. Dane Dunning, RHP
  6. Luis Alexander Basabe, OF
  7. Micker Adolfo, OF
  8. Blake Rutherford, OF
  9. Luis Gonzalez, OF
  10. Steele Walker, OF
  11. Zack Collins, C
  12. Jake Burger, 3B
  13. Ian Hamilton, RHP
  14. Alec Hansen, RHP
  15. Zack Burdi, RHP
  16. Laz Rivera, SS
  17. Gavin Sheets, 1B
  18. Jimmy Lambert, RHP
  19. Konnor Pilkington, LHP
  20. Bryce Bush, 3B
  21. Seby Zavala, C
  22. Jose Ruiz, RHP
  23. Zach Thompson, RHP
  24. Caleb Frare, LHP
  25. Lincoln Henzman, RHP
  26. Jonathan Stiever, RHP
  27. Tyler Johnson, RHP
  28. Bernardo Flores, LHP
  29. Codi Heuer, RHP
  30. Lenyn Sosa, SS

Here is a look at Robert mashing in the AA All-Star Game, where he went 2-2 with a double, triple and 2 RBI:

Featured Photo: Associated Press