On Tuesday, freshly promoted outfielder Derrick Robinson made his first big league start for the Reds. He proceeded to go 1-for-3 with two strikeouts and was replaced in the seventh inning by Chris Heisey as part of a double switch.
The 25-year-old was called up April 5 after Ryan Ludwick was placed on the disabled list, and after spending six seasons in the minors, Robinson is finally getting his chance to show what he can do at the major league level.
But his presence on the Reds roster may have some fans wondering where he came from. So, in an effort to learn more about the team's newest addition, I decided to do a little research on his track record.
Robinson's story for the purpose of this article began in 2005 when he was a junior at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Fla. As a junior, Robinson batted .359 with 48 steals, leading his team to the state regional quarterfinals. He was also named 2nd-team All-State. As a senior, he increased...