Est. Return 2/1/2023
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Robert was slashing .316/.359/.463 before suffering a Grade 3 right hip flexor strain on May 2. He returned on Aug. 9 and then raked, posting a .350/.389/.622 line over his final 43 games. Robert's power was supported with a 94.8 mph flyball exit velocity, but his .394 BABIP was due to regress 40-50 points. That said, a BABIP in that range fuels a high batting average, especially if Robert can maintain the contact gains. To wit, Robert fanned at a 20.6% clip, the best of his professional career. He's not patient, but in today's game, walks are secondary to solid contact with power. Robert also possesses elite speed, putting him in the five-category class. Health is the only obstacle to first-round/$30-plus status. While he was fully recovered from his hip tear, Robert left the White Sox's last playoff game with right leg tightness. He'll be healthy for 2022, but it serves to reiterate the injury risk. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $50 million contract extension with the White Sox in January of 2020. Contract includes $20 million team options for 2026 and 2027.
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