It didn't take long for Luis Robert's name to appear on the MLB Pipeline 2017 Prospect Watch list.
The Cuban outfielder, who was officially announced as a South Sider on Saturday, is ranked No. 3 in the White Sox farm system and 26th overall. Not bad for a 19-year-old.
Robert leaped ahead of 22-year-old pitcher Lucas Giolito -- who is fresh off a Triple-A Charlotte no-hitter -- and sits behind only fellow Cuban Yoan Moncada (No. 1) and flamethrower Michael Kopech (No. 2).
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In MLB.Com's analysis, they compare the two highly touted Cubans in the White Sox organization saying, "While they play different positions, Robert has a lot of similarities to Moncada. A right-handed hitter, Robert pairs electrifying bat speed that should translate into considerable power with well above-average speed. Both come with some swing-and-miss concerns, though Moncada's didn't really surface until he reached Double-A."
As reported, Robert will begin his journey through the White Sox organization in the Dominican Republic this summer.
We're pretty excited.
David Haugh, Leila Rahimi and Jay Cohen join Kap on the panel
0:00- Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy leave open the possibility of bringing in Kareem Hunt. Would this be a bad move by the Bears? Would next season be too early?
15:00- Matt Nagy was none too pleased with Cody Parkey's appearance on "Today". So, he's gone, right? And could this lead to a reunion with Robbie Gould?
22:00- All quiet on the Northside with Cubs Convention opening this weekend. Does Theo have a trick up his sleeve or do their key players just need to improve?
27:00- Still no news on Manny Machado. The panel discusses.... well, nothing.
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Daniel Palka spoke with Chuck Garfien about a whole bunch of topics.
Losing weight this offseason and how he's done it (3:15), the Chicago Bears losing in the playoffs (5:48), why he walks around with a baseball bat wherever he goes (11:05), his connection with White Sox fans and the South Side of Chicago (16:10), his humorous Twitter feed (20:25), his Uber driver asking if he can use his bathroom (28:00), going to his first SoxFest this year (33:12), his conversation this offseason with hitting coach Todd Steverson (40:18), why he loves Roberto Clemente (44:05) and much more.
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White Sox Talk Podcast