• Full name James R. Robbins
  • Born 09/26/1990 in Shoreline, WA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Shorecrest
  • Drafted in the 30th round (900th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2009 (signed for $235,000).
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    In a disappointing high school crop, another player teams are split on is James Robbins--though the division is whether he profiles better on the mound or in the batter's box. Robbins is 6 feet and a stocky 220 pounds, and if he ends up at Washington State he'll be a two-way player. He bats and throws lefthanded, which makes him intriguing on the mound even though he throws 86-90 mph. He has a heavy fastball and shows a breaking ball that has a chance to be average. Scouts who like him better as a hitter see above-average power potential. Robbins has good bat speed and swings with authority. Despite his wrecking-ball frame, Robbins is a good athlete who played some center field for his high school team. One scout noted that Robbins' father and older brother are very athletic and said Robbins will get himself into better shape after seeing what players look like at the next level--whether that's in college or pro ball.

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