In lieu of an article today, I will just leave this here:
Luis Robert's first US batting practice.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 15, 2018
RETWEET if you're excited! pic.twitter.com/DfzqfHrDyN
Okay, I guess I should talk about this too.
Todd Steverson’s annual mini-camp kicked off on Monday, bringing White Sox hitters together at Camelback Ranch for a week-long clinic. The hitting coach and manager Rick Renteria are going to get a good look at a lot of the most important players to the rebuild. A welcome byproduct is that we’ll get to have a look at them too.
Stay tuned to Scott Merkin and the White Sox for, hopefully, more of the above. I can’t tell you much about Luis Robert based on 15 seconds in the cage, but just getting to see him swing a bat certainly makes me want to RETWEET.
Merkin provided the full list of attendees via Twitter: Micker Adolfo, Luis Alexander Basabe, Joel Booker, Jake Burger, Alex Call, Zack Collins, Ryan Cordell, Luis Curbelo, Matt Davidson, Nicky Delmonico, Adam Engel, Jameson Fisher, Ti’Quan Forbes, Casey Gillaspie, Luis Gonzalez, Danny Hayes, Eloy Jimenez, Patrick Leonard, Yoan Moncada, Omar Narvaez, Daniel Palka, Tito Polo, Luis Robert, Blake Rutherford, Gavin Sheets, Matt Skole, Kevan Smith, Charlie Tilson, Yeyson Yrizarri, and Seby Zavala.
That list contains a number of position players we’re going to be watching closely in 2018, so we could get a few tidbits on what the coaching staff sees in those players right now and what they’re going to be working on. Other than that, images and footage of White Sox players doing baseball things should help to tide us over until Soxfest, which should tide us over until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on February 13.