Hello! Sorry for the long wait but I’m back and ready to continue the search for the Dbacks future. Last time we took a look at outfielder Corbin Carroll and what he brought to the table for Arizona. Today, we will look at another outfielder and the number 2 prospect in the farm system according to Baseball Pipeline, Kristian Robinson!
Today we will look at the 2017 signee out of the Bahamas, and how he, if he can get his mind right, can be the exact type of player the Diamondbacks will need if they ever want to get back to relevancy any time soon.
Where He Came From
Robinson was born in December in the year of 2000 making him 20 years old. He signed with the ballclub as an international free agent in 2017. He didn’t play however until 2018, where in his first full season, had a triple slash line of .279/.363/428, with 7 long balls, 27 rbis, and 12 Stolen bags in only 57 games. In 2019 with the single A Hillsboro Hops, he was even better with 14 HR, 51 RBI, and 17 stolen bases along with raising his average to .282
However, It’s not all roses and sunshine, after the pandemic cut off the minor leagues in 2020, Kristian stayed in the Bahamas early in the season dealing with illegally punching a cop in early 2020.
Kristian Robinson isn’t expected to make the majors in 2022,, when our current number one prospect Corbin Carroll is, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the two are up by September of next year. They are going to be a scary outfield duo. Both 5 tool players in one outfield with years of control.
Kristian definitely isn’t the best character wise, but he’s still young, has a long way to go and mature. Baseball talent is one thing that can’t be denied. Kristian, in my opinion, is the true number one prospect in terms of talent. Next up is our recent number 6 pick, Jordan Lawlar