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Chris Robinson

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Chris Robinson
Name: Christopher James Robinson
Born: May 12, 1984 in London, Ontario Canada
High School: Lord Dorchester SS, Dorchester, Ontario
College: Illinois
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (90th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2005 (signed for $422,000)
The top all-around catcher in the Cape Cod League last summer, Robinson was slowed this spring when he was hit on the hand by a pitch. The injury knocked him out for two weeks and affected him at the plate afterward, but he hit the ball with authority down the stretch. He doesn't possess overwhelming tools as a hitter, but his approach and plate discipline should allow him to hit for a decent average with fringe average power. He drives the ball well to the opposite field, and may become more dangerous if he pulls the ball more often. His plus arm is his best tool, and he was leading Big 10 Conference catchers in catching basestealers (43 percent) and pickoffs (seven). His receiving skills are average, and he runs fine for a catcher. Despite his solid package of tools, some scouts think his makeup stands out more than anything. His leadership helped Illinois win its first Big 10 regular-season title since 1998. A mainstay on Canadian national teams, Robinson will benefit from a new visa law that should allow him to begin his pro career immediately. Foreign citizens drafted in 2004 had to wait until this year to get a work visa.
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