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Derrick Robinson

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Derrick Robinson
Name: Derrick Lamar Robinson
Born: Sep 28, 1987 in Gainesville, Fla. USA
High School: Yonge HS, Gainesville, Fla.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 4th round (107th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2006 (signed for $850,000)
One of last summer's highlights was Robinson strapping on his bright red track shoes to run the 60-yard-dash at showcases, especially after he was clocked last June in 6.19 seconds. Also a top football recruit, Robinson committed to Florida, but he has told scouts he wants to sign to play baseball. He's an 80 runner on the 20-80 scouting scale, but he's more than just an athlete. He has a feel for the game and impressed scouts with his instincts, considering he's split time between two sports. He has improved his pitch recognition, though he has additional room for improvement. He tends to get out on his front foot too early, especially from the left side of the plate, but when he stays back he has gap power and good bat speed. He needs to get stronger, but he knows how to use the whole field and bunts well. His defensive skills are average, with a below-average arm.
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