About a day and a half ago, Ben Badler posted a Luis Robert update, and this one is a little less optimistic than the time before. He seems to draw a clear distinction for the White Sox at the June 15 deadline. If Robert becomes a free agent afterward, he likes their chances. Beforehand? Not as much.
Robert does have a private workout scheduled for Friday with the Athletics and next week with the Reds, Baseball America has learned. The White Sox, Padres and Cardinals are among the other teams also expected to hold individual workouts with Robert.
All of those teams except for the White Sox have already exceeded their bonus pools for the current 2016-17 signing period. As long as MLB clears Robert to sign before June 15, those teams that have already gone over are the most likely to sign Robert.
Top prospects at a glance
- Yoan Moncada: 0-for-4, 3 K.
- Lucas Giolito: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 2 HR.
- Spencer Adams: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
- Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-for-4, BB.
- Zack Collins: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K.
- Micker Adolfo is back, active in both games of the doubleheader.
- Yoan Moncada wore the collar with a silver sombrero.
- Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-4.
- Willy Garcia (playing center) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Danny Hayes went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- Rymer Liriano was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Roberto Pena went 2-for-4 with a double.
- Lucas Giolito: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 2 HR. He started with four scoreless innings.
- Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Jake Peter is at .088 after going 0-for-4 with a K.
- Courtney Hawkins went 0-for-3 with a K.
- Trey Michalczewski, 1-for-3.
- Spencer Adams: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, which was basically a repeat of his last start.
- Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-4 with a walk.
- Johan Cruz, 0-for-5.
- Zack Collins was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, but he cut down another runner.
- Aaron Schnurbusch went 2-for-4 with a triple.
- Joel Booker went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- So did Micker Adolfo.
- Bernardo Flores: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR