Shocking Name On List of 8 White Sox On Trade Block


"He’s definitely out there. No question." 

That is not something we thought we’d be hearing about the Chicago White Sox supposedly untouchable outfielder Luis Robert Jr. anytime soon.

But that’s where we are right now, according to both Jon Heyman (quoted above) and fellow baseball insider Jeff Passan. 

The star outfielder has certainly had his share of injury troubles in his young career, and has two years remaining on his current deal, at $63 million, if those two options are picked up by his team—whoever that might be after July 30th. 
Last season, Robert slugged 38 homers and stole 20 bases while posting an .857 OPS and making his first All-Star game.

The White Sox are having another dreadful year, however, and will certainly be sellers at the trade deadline, and according to Passan, anything goes: "There are no sacred cows on the South Side". 

He posits this list of EIGHT most likely White Sox to be traded:

  • Tommy Pham: The "most certain player of any to be dealt"; proven vet, batting .280
  • Garrett Crochet: A pitcher having a superb first full year as a starter in the bigs, already tied to one contender in trade talks. The price will be high
  • Eric Fedde: Starting pitcher having an excellent season after spending a year in Korea; 4-1, 3.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
  • Luis Robert Jr.: price will be sky-high for the power/speed talented OF; expected to return from a hip injury this week
  • Michael Kopech; 12.3 K/9 as the closer
  • Tim Hill
  • Paul DeJong
  • Mike Clevinger: returning from elbow injury in the days ahead

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