White Sox ink Robert to new deal

Top prospect gets six-year contract, likely start year in Chicago

Luis Robert finished 2019 with a 1.001 OPS across three levels of the Minors. (Lance Carter/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | January 2, 2020 2:43 PM ET

The White Sox will reportedly sign top prospect Luis Robert to a six-year, $50 million contract, clearing the way for the outfielder to make his Major League debut at the start of the 2020 season.

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WM notes: White Sox, Cardinals, Padres

Major League managers discuss Robert, Carlson, Gore, Patiño

Luis Robert produced a .974 OPS in 47 games with Triple-A Charlotte this past season. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Sam Dykstra | December 11, 2019 10:15 PM ET

Speaking from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, managers for the White Sox, Cardinals and Padres provided updates on top prospects Luis Robert, Dylan Carlson, MacKenzie Gore and Luis Patiño.

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Robert reels in MiLBY for offensive prowess

Cardinals' Carlson earns fans' choice with a breakout campaign

Luis Robert was only one of two Minor Leaguers to finish the season with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases. (Lance Carter/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | November 8, 2019 11:03 AM ET

Top White Sox prospect Luis Robert, who produced a 30-30 season and made his Triple-A debut at age 21, was MiLB.com's staff pick for the Top Offensive Player MiLBY Award. The Cardinals' Dylan Carlson won the fan vote.

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Robert, Madrigal form future for White Sox

Outfielder, second baseman continue quick climbs to Majors

Luis Robert ranked second among all Minor Leaguers with 314 total bases and fourth with 74 extra-base hits. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Brian Stultz | October 16, 2019 10:34 AM ET

Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal continue to work their way to the big leagues after big seasons that saw both Top 100 prospects break out for their respective White Sox affiliates.

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Knights' Madrigal slaps career-high five hits

White Sox No. 4 prospect hit .311 across three levels this year

Nick Madrigal batted .331 over 29 games in the International League this season. (Lance Carter/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | September 2, 2019 4:58 PM ET

Chicago White Sox No. 4 prospect Nick Madrigal set a career high by going a perfect 5-for-5 in Triple-A Charlotte's 7-6 loss to Norfolk on the final day of the regular season.

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Pioneer notes: Weems finding his way

White Sox sixth-rounder off to rousing start with Great Falls

Drafted out of Arizona, Avery Weems is 3-2 with a 1.98 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings for the Voyagers. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Fritz Neighbor | August 28, 2019 10:29 AM ET

After a rocky senior season with Arizona, Avery Weems was a bit surprised when the White Sox selected him in the sixth round in June. The left-hander is rewarding that decision with Great Falls.

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With homer, Robert joins rare company

Top White Sox prospect pairs 30th blast with 36 stolen bases

Luis Robert has hit five homers in his last seven games and has 19 RBIs in 21 contests in August. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Joe Bloss | August 25, 2019 12:08 AM ET

Top White Sox prospect Luis Robert hit his 30th homer across three levels to join the 30/30 club, but Triple-A Charlotte fell to Norfolk, 8-2, in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

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Benitez, Martinez suspended for performance-enhancers

Dominican Summer Leaguers to sit for 72 games following violations

By Danny Wild | August 23, 2019 4:56 PM ET

White Sox Minor Leaguer Francisco Benitez and Royals outfielder Jarvis Martinez were suspended for 72 games on Friday after both tested positive for banned substances.

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Knights' Robert hits two towering homers

Top White Sox prospect racks up fourth two-tater game of year

Luis Robert was 3-for-17 against Columbus before homering twice on Sunday afternoon. (Lance Carter/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | August 18, 2019 8:47 PM ET

Top White Sox prospect Luis Robert recorded his fourth multi-homer game of the season, his third with Triple-A Charlotte, in an 8-2 victory over visiting Columbus on Sunday.

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Robert leads Knights' fireworks with four hits

Top White Sox prospect's night matched by fifth-ranked Madrigal

Luis Robert is batting .315 with eight home runs and 31 since joining Triple-A Charlotte on July 9. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Brian Stultz | August 13, 2019 10:32 PM ET

Top Chicago White Sox prospect Luis Robert tied his career high and matched fifth-ranked Nick Madrigal with four hits, three runs and two RBIs as Triple-A Charlotte routed Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 15-1.

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