5 trade options for the SF Giants to add a star if they miss out on Shohei Ohtani
4) Luis Robert, CWS
Luis Robert has the least household name of any player on this list. However, the former top prospect quietly took real steps toward super stardom last season. At just 26 years old, he could easily become the best hitter on a postseason-caliber team.
Robert wowed across the board in 2023. He hit for a solid .264 batting average while launching a career-high 38 homers and swiping a career-high 20 bases. The Chicago star also is an excellent defensive centerfielder with one Gold Glove award and impressive overall metrics.
While his power number may suffer some regression, his sprint speed indicates that he has room to grow as a base stealer, particularly with the new rules in place. Robert has a clear path to becoming a 30-homer/20-steal over the next half-decade. And, if he continues to develop, he has a 40-homer/30 steals ceiling.
While his asking price would undoubtedly be high, Robert would be an electric, Randy Arozarena-type talent where he lands long-term. He would be an excellent addition to the SF Giants strikeout on Shohei.