Luis Robert mania is weeks away from arriving on the South Side of Chicago, but he got some hype from Baseball America in the meantime.
Robert is donning the cover of Baseball America’s MLB preview issue with the headline “Chicago Hope.” Baseball America ranked Robert as the No. 2 prospect in baseball.
Robert has been a consensus top 10 prospect in baseball and signed a new six-year, $50 million contract with the White Sox this offseason. That contract virtually guarantees his spot on the Opening Day roster.
The 22-year-old has been impressive early on in spring training. He is hitting .333/.394/.567 with a home run, three stolen bases and three walks in 11 games.
This magazine cover is just an extra piece of hype on a growing pile.