Shane Robinson Off to Hot Start This Spring

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Updated: March 7, 2017

Many baseball fans don’t know who Shane Robinson is, but that could change soon. The 31-year-old outfielder has been impressive in camp this Spring Training. Robinson could grab a bench role with the Halos if he has a strong performance this March.

This spring Robinson is hitting .500 with six hits and four RBI in 12 at-bats. He has seven years of MLB experience, including last season with the Angels. Robinson played in 65 games with the Halos in 2016, but struggled during most of his playing time.

Robinson hit .173 with one home run and 10 RBI, with just 17 hits in over 100 plate appearances. On the positive side he walked ten times with just 17 strikeouts. Robinson does not have a huge upside with his bat, but he can provide solid at-bats.

He’s an average outfielder with a contact bat, but doesn’t have much power. Robinson only has six home runs during his Major League career. He’s a contact hitter with speed that could be a useful replacement for defense late in a game.

The Angels have four outfielders right now unless injuries occur. That means possibly one spot is open for Robinson to grab. It would not be an everyday spot, and Robinson would likely only come in to play late in the game for defense or for base running.

His numbers this spring are impressive, and should make the Angels strongly consider bringing him along on their 25-man roster. Spring Training still has a long way to go, but Robinson could find his way on the Halos roster if he continues this strong play.

 

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