Drew Robinson
Drew Robinson
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
San Francisco Giants
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 3/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There were plenty of at-bats to go around in Texas last season, but Robinson failed to make an impact with the ones he was given, hitting just .183/.288/.294 in 125 plate appearances while striking out a whopping 45.6% of the time. Strikeouts have been an issue for Robinson throughout his professional career, but those concerns have reached new heights over the last two years. He struck out 34.7% of the time in his first taste of the big leagues in 2017 and 34.9% of the time with Triple-A Round Rock last season. Those contact issues are untenable for a player who doesn't stand out in any other area. He does at least offer some positional versatility, having spent time at six positions (including shortstop and center field) so far in his big-league career, which helps his case for a bench role. However, a December move to St. Louis likely hurts his chances of breaking camp, as the Cardinals have a more crowded roster than the Rangers. Read Past Outlooks
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Signs minor-league contract
OFSan Francisco Giants  
October 10, 2019
Robinson (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Kegan Lowe of Baseball America reports.
Robinson will enter the Giants' minor-league system in 2020 after being released by the Cardinals at the end of the 2019 season. The 27-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery at the beginning of August. In 55 games with Triple-A Memphis in 2019, Robinson hit .265/.385/.423 with six home runs and 28 RBI.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .940 38 7 2 6 0 .303 .395 .545
Since 2017vs Right .605 215 25 7 16 2 .184 .279 .326
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right .286 7 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2018vs Left .922 18 5 1 3 0 .267 .389 .533
2018vs Right .526 107 15 2 6 2 .170 .271 .255
2017vs Left .956 20 2 1 3 0 .333 .400 .556
2017vs Right .713 101 9 5 10 0 .202 .297 .416
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .749 114 19 5 13 0 .222 .325 .424
Since 2017Away .580 139 13 4 9 2 .185 .273 .306
2019Home 2.000 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2019Away .000 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018Home .621 57 11 2 6 0 .180 .281 .340
2018Away .548 68 9 1 3 2 .186 .294 .254
2017Home .857 56 7 3 7 0 .250 .357 .500
2017Away .667 65 4 3 6 0 .203 .277 .390
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Stat Review
How does Drew Robinson compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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August 19, 2018
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August 5, 2018
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The Z Files: The Curious Case of Curtailed Contact Rates
May 3, 2018
Todd Zola looks at some hitters off to disappointing starts due to a lagging contact rate, including the A's Matt Olson.
MLB Barometer: The First Month Is the Hardest
April 3, 2018
Derek VanRiper offers advice on navigating the first month of the season, which is the most difficult for fantasy owners to manage. Plus, this week's Risers and Fallers, including the A's Marcus Semien.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Robinson was the most versatile player on the Rangers' roster last season, logging at least nine innings at five different positions. Though he'll only have eligibility at outfield and third base to begin 2018, Robinson's ability to capably defend multiple spots should make him the frontrunner for a utility role with the club this spring. The 25-year-old projects as a bench bat over the long haul, but he could surprise if he's given an extended audition for a starting gig at some point. Though the 34.7 percent strikeout rate he posted in 2017 was an eyesore, Robinson maintained the power and plate discipline he demonstrated in the high minors in his first exposure to big-league pitching, albeit in a limited sample. Robinson's .215 ISO was the fifth-best mark among Rangers hitters, placing him ahead of established regulars like Carlos Gomez, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus and Nomar Mazara. Robinson's contact issues may forever make him a batting-average liability, but his sneaky pop could be enough to make him an appealing endgame target in AL-only leagues.
Robinson has been with the Rangers organization for his entire seven-year career, but 2016 marked the first time that he was able to be a full-time member of Texas' Triple-A squad in Round Rock. His performance last season was consistent with the years prior. Although his batting average was less than stellar (.257), the utility man walked at an excellent 12.2 percent clip and was three stolen bases away from a 20/20 season. Pair those numbers with his 24 doubles and 10 triples and he managed to end up with a solid .830 OPS. His strikeout rate left much to be desired (27.5 percent), but his .223 ISO kept his stock high enough for the Rangers to protect him from the Rule 5 draft in November. There are many other options ahead of him in the organizational pecking order, but Robinson could work his way into a reserve utility role with a strong spring or another solid campaign at Triple-A.
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Released by Cardinals
OFFree Agent  
August 28, 2019
Robinson (elbow) was released by the Cardinals on Wednesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Has 'progressive' TJ surgery
OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
August 18, 2019
Robinson (elbow) had a partial Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Thursday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Heads back to farm
OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
April 23, 2019
The Cardinals optioned Robinson to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
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Back in big leagues
OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
April 22, 2019
Robinson was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
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Sent back to minors
OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
April 16, 2019
Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
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