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D-Backs Prospect Kristian Robinson

D-Backs Prospect Kristian Robinson started his season at Short-Season Hillsboro Hops. The D-Backs number 5 top prospect is in his second minor league season.

The 6’3″ eighteen-year-old outfielder is with his third team. Signed as a free agent in 2017 Kristian jumped from the AZL to the Pioneer League in 2018 and now short-season.

Robbie, as we called him, is not short on talent and can be considered a five-tool player. Hence his fast start to his 2019 season.

International Signing 2017:

On July 2nd, 2017, Kristian Robinson signed with the DiamondBack. And the following year on June 18th, 2018, he started playing with the AZL D-Backs. Then after 40 games, he was sent to Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League where he finished his first season. Resulting in a combined batting average of  279, Robbie collected 62 hits in 222 at-bats, 41 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.

Also during this time, we saw him moving up the prospect ranks moving from #12 now up to #5, and now following in the shadows of another Bahamian, the Jasrado Chisholm, D-Back #1 prospect. Kristian, who also is on a clear path to #1 as did Jazz, was signed by the D-Back as a free agent in 2015.

Also signing July 2nd, 2017 was D’Shawn Knowles and Trent Deveaux (The Angels) and Davon Mackey (The Athletics) all Bahamians.

D-Backs Prospect Kristian Robinson:
D-Backs Prospect Kristian Robinson

Photo from MLB Pipeline

The Diamond-Backs has found another diamond in the rough from the Bahamas. The first being Jazz Chisholm. And now Kristian Robinson both players turned heads in their first two seasons. But this kid Robbie is a Gem.

He is coming from a place where there is limited baseball playing. So the D-Back are taking their time with his development and upward movement; Trying not to push him to fast.

Hence his 2019 season start in short season. However, at the rate that he is playing. How much more patient will the D-Backs be?

Kristian Robinson in his last ten game. has 14 hits in 38 at-bats. his 328 batting average has him tied for third in the Northwest League

Here are Robinson 6th & 7th home runs of the season.

 

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