The Rangers spent the 136th overall pick on Drew Robinson.
Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.
Drew Robinson Position: OF School: Silverado HS State: NV Height: 6’1’’ Weight: 185
Bats: L Throws: R Birth Date: 4/20/92 Seiler Rating: 3C1 Commitment: Nebraska
Drew Robinson is a fast-rising outfielder from Silverado High School in Las Vegas, a solid baseball school that has produced a number of draft picks over the last decade. Robinson lines up to be the best of the bunch, and he could become the first player from the school to reach the Major Leagues. Considered more of a promising player that was destined for college entering the spring, he’s done just enough to turn a few heads, though he’s still not an elite draft prospect in this class. The extra attention that Bryce Harper has brought to the Las Vegas area this spring can only help him, though, so it wouldn’t be an overwhelming surprise to see a team jump on him earlier than expected. He profiles as a potential solid starting corner outfielder at the Major League level, but he also profiles to need a full season stop at each minor league level in order to adjust to better pro pitching. At the plate, he profiles as a potential solid-average hitter with gap power, and he could turn out to be a solid number two hitter in a good lineup. He sprays the ball around the field on his good days, but breaking balls are going to give him fits early on. His power is below-average, but he could run into 7-10 home runs in his best years. He’s a solid-average runner, as well, so he’s a solid overall offensive threat. Defensively is where he might run into problems, as he doesn’t have the range for center field, but he doesn’t have the bat for a corner outfield spot. His arm is above-average to plus, making him a potential above-average overall defender in right, but it remains to be seen how he fits there with his bat. He could go in the seventh to twelfth round range based on talent, but he might go a little earlier if a team has seen him enough to believe in his power a little more, which would buy him away from Nebraska.