2016 Walker Robbins Update

George County (MS) High School 2016 LHP/1B Walker Robbins is one of the top players in the state of Mississippi class of 2016.

  • Name: Walker Robbins
  • Classification: 2016
  • Position: LHP/1B
  • Ht, Wt: 6-foot-1, 175
  • High School: George County HS (Lucedale, MS)

    Walker is a talented dual-position player who is very impressive both as a pitcher and hitter.

    "I throw a fastball, changeup and curveball," said Walker. "My fastball is my best pitch but I also love to throw the changeup. And I'm starting to work on my curveball a little more. My top velocity with my fastball is 85 and my changeup is something like 78."

    In addition to pitching, he also plays first base, a new position for him this season.

    "They had me in the outfield last year, but I'm starting to work at first base this year," said Walker. "I'm getting better at picks and ground balls, things like that."

    He's also a solid hitter.

    "Last year, as an 8th grader, they put me in as a varsity hitter," said Walker, who hit .375 on the junior varsity team as an 8th grader. "I handled it pretty well. Right now, I'm stronger with against the outside pitches than I have against the inside pitches."

    Walker, wanting to improve his overall game, attended the Mississippi State baseball camp a couple of weekends ago and came away impressed.

    "The Mississippi State camp was my first (college) camp," said Walker. "And I liked it a lot. The pitching (instruction) was really good because they helped you out with what you did wrong. And you got to watch video of yourself pitching."

    He mentioned some things the MSU coaching staff talked to him about in regard to his pitching.

    "Mississippi State said they like my pitching," said Walker. "They said I have good mechanics. The only problem they see is that I am leaking too far up when I pitch and they want me to stay back."

    He will likely attend more camps but at the moment he's not sure which ones.

    "I'm not really sure what other camps I may attend," said Walker. "The Southern Miss camp may come up and I may attend that one. If Mississippi State has another one, I will come to it because I liked it a lot."

    Although still early in the recruiting process, two colleges have started showing recruiting interest in him.

    "Mississippi State and Southern Miss are showing interest in me," said Walker, who has an older brother playing at Southern Miss, sophomore Mason Robbins.

    Keep it on GenesPage.com for the latest on this very talented member of the class of 2016.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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