We are still 23 days away from Luis Robert’s window to officially sign with a team. The hype train is still moving along as Ben Badler reports that Robert has worked out for both the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics this week.
Meanwhile, the White Sox ...
Major League source confirms to https://t.co/G34Or1fW3B that the White Sox will be going to watch Luis Robert this week.— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) April 25, 2017
Both executive vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn will be in attendance. Team did not confirm report.— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) April 25, 2017
The biggest obstacle both Hahn and Williams face trying to sign Robert is convincing owner Jerry Reinsdorf to commit $40+ million to a 19-year old, with almost half of that in tax penalties. Working in tandem was successful when signing Jose Abreu to a team record deal. Hopefully they’ll achieve the same result.
If you are undecided about Luis Robert’s talent level, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez compares him to Yoan Moncada. According to the scouting scale, Moncada has the better hit tool and arm. While Robert has the advantage in power and fielding.
If you’re a Chicago Bears fan, I understand if you don’t want to think about anything concerning a “draft.” Yet, the MLB Draft is quickly approaching and the three major publications (Baseball America, MLBPipeline, ESPN) have released their top draft prospect lists.
For those that are Patreon supporters of the podcast, Jim Callis spoke about why the White Sox could do better than Jordan Adell, who was mocked on Baseball America and South Side Sox at pick 11. MLBPipeline has Adell ranked 22nd in their Top 100 list while Keith Law...doesn’t at all. Adell is a notable omission from his list. The one thing that all three can agree on is Hunter Greene is the top prospect in this year’s class.
Hunter Greene is a special talent and earned the honor of gracing Sports Illustrated’s cover this week. Lee Jenkins profile speaks about Greene’s abilities but also his potential marketing impact for the sport.
CSN Chicago to televise eight Charlotte Knights games
For those that haven’t purchased the MiLB.TV subscription, CSN Chicago will be broadcasting eight games for the Charlotte Knights.
2017 Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) telecast schedule
1. Wed, May 3 10:00 am vs. Norfolk (Orioles) LIVE
2. Thu, May 4 6:00 pm vs. Norfolk (Orioles) LIVE
3. Sun, May 7 1:00 pm vs. Gwinnett (Braves) SDD - 7:00 pm
4. Sat, May 27 6:00 pm vs. Buffalo (Blue Jays) LIVE
5. Sun, May 28 6:00 pm vs. Buffalo (Blue Jays)SDD - 7:00 pm
6. Thu, June 15 6:00 pm vs. Louisville (Reds)LIVE
7. Sat, June 17 6:00 pm vs. Indianapolis (Pirates)
8. Sun, June 18 1:00 pm vs. Indianapolis (Pirates) SDD - 7:00pm