Have you ever heard of Trayvon Robinson? If not, you are not alone. He mostly has played outfield spots in the minor leagues so far with only spot starts and appearances in the major leagues. After a trade with the Seattle Mariners, the Baltimore Orioles now have Robinson on their roster this spring to see what he can do. It seems like most do not expect a lot but I canít really see why.
If you look at his minor league numbers, they arenít good; theyíre great considering the limited time he has spent there! Well over 20 homers, over 100 runs batted in and a minor leagues career batting average of over .280 is not something to sneeze at. What is the problem then? Simple, he plays outfield. One area where the Orioles are at best is in their outfield. That said, there really isnít a spot for Robinson.
The funny thing is that Robinson doesnít seem to let that keep him back. I honestly think this guy could be a 30 homer guy if he gets the playing time and the confidence as well as experience facing major league pitching. The sad fact is that we probably will not know this season and we might not figure it out next season either. Hopefully, if Robinson shows out good enough, he will be able to be traded to a team that needs another outfielder where he can show what he can do.