Maryland Draft Preview: LHP Alex Robinson

by John Vittas and Jon Lewis
Ht: 6’3″          Wt: 225       Year: Jr.           Home (HS): Hewlett, NY (Holy Trinity)
2015 Stats
G: 24     IP: 26    ERA: 1.73      K/9: 10.4       BB/9: 6.9     H/9: 3.8      opp AVG: .133
Arsenal: fastball (93-96mph), slider (mid 80s)

Pros: plus fastball and slider, consistent velocity, somewhat deceptive, mature build, finished product, ability to rise through the system quickly

Cons: control

17371670661_d031cbb4fc_zVittas: The powerful lefty has found a home in the bullpen after having inconsistent results as a starter early in his college career. With a fastball that has hit 98 mph and a devastating slider, Robinson will be a quick riser for whichever team takes him. He’ll have to continue to work on his command if he wants to stick in the Bigs, but he can get there within two years of being drafted.

MLB Comp: Mike Dunn

Lewis: Robinson gets down the mound quickly with a deceptive three-quarters arm angle and effort in his delivery. He maintains his velocity well throughout outings and on back-to-back appearances. He is a finished product in terms of stuff with an improvement to his command needed.

20-80 Scale (50 = Big League Average)

Fastball: 65    Slider: 60     Command: 40       Overall: 55

Range: Rounds 2-4

Be sure to return to our site tomorrow for the full breakdown of LHP Zach Morris.

* John Vittas has been the play-by-play voice of the Maryland Terrapins and has called close to 100 games over the past four seasons. 

* Jon Lewis is a former college baseball player and provided live analysis on Vittas’ broadcasts. He is pursuing a career in professional scouting.