Luis Robert is a 25-year-old Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut in 2020. Luis Robert and Yoán Moncada are the first current MLB players representing Cuba in the World Baseball Classic.
On January 2, 2020, Luis Robert agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract with the Chicago White Sox before appearing in a major league game. The contract includes team options for 2026 and 2027 which, if exercised, could bring the value of the contract to $88 million.
Luis Robert Biography
Luis Robert Moirán Jr. born August 3, 1997, is a 25-year-old Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) who made his MLB debut in 2020.
Luis Robert Age
Luis Robert was born on August 3, 1997, he is a 25-year-old
Luis Robert Siblings
Luis Robert is known to have just one sibling named Corinne Robert.
Luis Robert Parents
Luis Robert is the son of Miguelina Moirán Centeno and Luis Robert Robles. Aside from the names of his parents, there isn’t anything known about them.
Luis Robert Nationality
Luis Robert was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, he is Cuban
Luis Robert Career
Luis Robert was named to the all-tournament team in the 2015 18U Baseball World Cup. He played in the Cuban National Series for Ciego de Ávila from 2013 to 2015. In June 2016, he played for the Cuban national team in the Can-Am League.
Luis Robert defected from Cuba to pursue a Major League Baseball (MLB) career in the United States in November 2016. On April 20, 2017, he was declared a free agent, but he was not eligible to sign with any major league club until May 20.
On May 27, 2017, he signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox that included a $26 million signing bonus After signing, he reported to the DSL White Sox and played 28 games there, posting a .310 batting average with three home runs, 14 runs batted in, 22 bases on balls, and 12 stolen bases.
Luis Robert made his first start at outfield in a spring training game and hit a two-out, go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, lifting the White Sox to a 14–12 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in 2018, however, he was placed on the injured list for two months after the game because he had sprained a ligament in his left thumb while sliding into second base.
Luis Robert began 2019 with the Winston-Salem Dash; and was promoted to the Birmingham Barons on April 30. He was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game. On July 11, he made his debut with Class AAA Charlotte, where he hit 2 home runs in his first game with 7 runs batted in. He then joined the 30/30 club by hitting 30 home runs and stealing 36 bases during the 2019 season. In 2019, he scored 108 runs, the second most in the minor leagues, and he led the minors with 165 hits.
On January 2, 2020, Luis Robert agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract with the Chicago White Sox before appearing in a major league game. The contract includes team options for 2026 and 2027 which, if exercised, could bring the value of the contract to $88 million. On July 24, he made his MLB debut and on July 26, he hit his first MLB home run.
In August 2020, Luis Robert batted .298/.356/.660, including seven doubles, nine home runs, 20 runs batted in, and three stolen bases over 26 games. He won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Month Award, his first monthly award in the major leagues. Overall in 2020, he batted .233/.302/.436 over 202 at-bats.
Luis Robert hit his first postseason home run in game 3 of the Wild Card Series against the Oakland Athletics off of Mike Fiers. His 487-foot home run was the longest postseason home run in White Sox history. He also won the Gold Glove Award for center field, becoming the second White Sox player in history to win the award in his rookie season. He also finished 2nd in AL Rookie of the Year voting losing to Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners.
Luis Robert batted .316/.359/.461 in 25 games through May 2, 2021, when he suffered a complete tear of his right hip flexor. The injury required a rehabilitation period of three to four months before he could resume baseball activities. On May 27, he was placed on the 60-day injured list. He was activated off the Injured List on August 9. Overall, he hit .338 with 13 Homers and 43 RBIs in 68 games in 2021.
On September 24, 2022, Luis Robert was placed on the IL with a sprained left wrist which ended his season after getting hit by a pitch against the Seattle Mariners. In 2022, Robert appeared in 98 games with a batting average of .284 hitting 12 home runs and 56 RBIs. On February 17, 2023, Luis Robert announced that he would utilize the “Jr.” suffix in his name from then on, which would also be reflected on his uniform.
Luis Robert Wife
Is Luis Robert Married? Who Is Luis Robert’s Wife? Luis Robert doesn’t have a wife as he’s still single and focusing on his career right now. There is no information about his connection with a lady or having anything to do with any lady.
Luis Robert Children
Luis Robert doesn’t have any child of his own yet and isn’t known to have adopted any child as his own.
Luis Robert Net Worth
Luis Robert has an estimated net worth of over $15 million and will be among the highest-paid player in the club from his contract in 2020 with the Chicago White Sox which will make him $50 million rich at the end of the 6-year contract.
|Name||Luis Robert Moirán Jr.|
|Date of Birth||August 3, 1997|
|Net Worth||$15 million|