On Tuesday, Luis Robert received raved reviews about his motor from Baseball America.
On Wednesday, Robert provided more proof of how his effort augments his skills. He reached base with a single, and a well-struck one at that:
Luis Robert showed off the tools in the @MLBazFallLeague today. The #WhiteSox No. 4 prospect (#MLB No. 44) had the 2nd-hardest-hit ball of the game (106.7 mph) and recorded sprint speeds of 29.5 and 31.0, which is, as the @statcast kids are saying, elite. https://t.co/LDgQ9HapWD pic.twitter.com/G9Ik8w1aYb
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) November 14, 2018
He then moved himself into scoring position, then stole another 90 feet with a great jump on the pitcher.
After getting a leadoff single and stealing second base, Luis Robert steals third as well. pic.twitter.com/yJu8WVvz8D
— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) November 14, 2018
And then he scored on a groundout to second. So one can see the upside in that sequence alone, and one can also see the challenge ahead in making sure Robert doesn’t throw his body around too recklessly.
Salt River 4, Glendale 3
- Luis Basabe went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.
- Luis Robert was 1-for-4 with a strikeout and two stolen bases.
- Laz Rivera, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Tanner Banks: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
31 feet per second… good god