MLB Draft: 2016 Top High School Catchers and First Baseman
Walker Robbins is a big left handed bat that should develop power as he gets older. Robbins, who is from George County High School in Mississippi, stands at an impressive 6’3” and 215 pounds. The 18 year old likely will fall into the lottery B round and he could therefore not fall to the Pirates in round 3, but he could be a below slot value pick in the second if the Pirates want to go that route.
Robbins hits to all fields, which is a plus and hopefully will be able to transfer that approach to professional ball. Once he develops some lift in his swing, the power should come, but as of now it is level and produces line drives. He should be able to hit for average, and field his position well. In the box Robbins stands tall and has an open stance. He rests his bat on his shoulder and drops his hands before swinging, a typical left handed type swing style. With this approach he should be at least a doubles hitter early on in the minors.
Robbins may top his potential out as a Brandon Belt style player. He should hit about .270 with 15 home runs and 25 doubles, while providing solid defense at first base.
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