Luis Robert is back to destroying baseballs in the minors originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com
White Sox prospect Luis Robert added another eye-catching highlight to his reel on Thursday.
The Cuban outfielder sent a ball into orbit for Double-A Birmingham on Thursday, hitting a 446-foot home run.
— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) May 17, 2019
It was Robert's second home run with the Barons since getting promoted at the start of May. He finished the game 3-for-4 with a double to go with the home run. Oh, and he also had two stolen bases.
After a relatively slow start with the Barons (at least compared to his 'create a player' numbers in the Carolina League), Robert is now hitting .300 with a .955 OPS in 13 games with six doubles, a triple and a home run. He also has five stolen bases.
Elsewhere in White Sox prospect land, Nick Madrigal hit his first professional home run.
— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) May 17, 2019
Madrigal was the fourth pick in last June's draft, but has been a mixed bag so far in 2019. He has lived up to his billing as a hitter who very rarely strikes out, but is hitting just .256 with a .326 on-base percentage for Single-A Winston-Salem. He isn't known as a power hitter at all, but it still took him until his 76th game in the minors to hit a home run.