Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/19/14
CLINT ROBINSON FIRST BASEMAN Born: February 16, 1985 Height: 6’5″ Weight: 240 Bats: Left Throws: Left Drafted: 25th Round, 756th Overall, 2007 (Royals) How Acquired: Trade (from Royals) with Vin Mazzaro for Luis Rico and Luis Santos College: Troy University Agent: ACES WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Robinson has never gotten much respect from scouts.  He wasn’t drafted until his senior year in college, and then only in the 25th round, as scouts didn’t like his body or athleticism.  Despite his size and some good HR totals in the minors, he’s more of an all-fields hitter rather than a pull hitter; Baseball America characterizes his power as “average.”  He had the misfortune to be blocked with the Royals by Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer.  Robinson is a very slow runner and weak defensively at first.  He’s played almost no outfield.  The Pirates acquired Robinson and Vin Mazzaro from the Royals for Luis Rico and Luis Santos. 2007 R+:  336/388/593, 253 AB, 18 2B, 1 3B, 15
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