Apr 6, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Texas Rangers hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Robinson was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft out of Silverado High School and has been making the slow climb to the big leagues since. The 23-year old has seen most of his time this season at second base, with one game at DH, but last season he manned both corner outfield positions as well as some third, first and second in Frisco. At the end of the year he was called up to Round Rock where he played in eight games and hit .304 with a .467 OBP.
In the first month of the season, Robinson has taken the team lead in home runs (7), rbi (12), walks (19, next best is 7), stolen bases (6) and OBP (.385). The one caveat for Drew Robinson is that his batting average is at .222, which is likely part of the reason he started back in Double-A this season after batting .190 in Frisco last year.
Aside from being the team leader in multiple categories, Robinson also was the hottest hitter of the aforementioned foursome during the team’s latest run, going 5-for-24 (.208) but adding two home runs, five rbi, three steals and seven runs. Until last night, he had drawn a walk in six straight games.
Best Game: April 13th Robinson went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three rbi and a stolen base in the RoughRiders 7-4 win against Northwest Arkansas (Royals).
Notable mention: Alfaro is batting .306 on the young season and has two homers and seven rbi. He is striking out at a high rate (31.9%) however, so look for the 21-year old catcher to make some adjustments in the coming month.
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