White Sox prospect Luis Robert hit a grand slam with a follow-through that would make Jermaine Dye proud
He may only be 20 years old, but Luis Robert is on the fast track to making waves with the White Sox. Robert, Chicago's No. 3 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, started his first Cactus League game of his young career on Wednesday. Watch the replay of the booming blast atop this post.
The White Sox beat the Reds, 14-12, thanks to Robert's eighth-inning slam -- which featured a swing and follow-through that calls to mind that of a previous slugging Chicago outfielder, 2005 World Series MVP Jermaine Dye:
Said White Sox manager Rick Renteria about Robert's impressive homer, as reported by MLB.com's Alan Eskew:
"He's just an explosive, fluid player, very athletic, has a calm demeanor about him," Renteria said. "His skill set is very high. He's got tremendous hand-eye coordination, great bat speed, good foot speed, he runs the ball down between the lines in the outfield."
Get used to more power shows like that from Robert, if he continues his precipitous climb through the organization.