Became a Cardinal
Selected in the fifth round (166th overall) of the June 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Received a $175,000 signing bonus.
With Memphis, he suffered facial fractures and a broken hand in an outfield collision with Andrew Brown. Out from mid-April to mid-July. Returned to the 40-man roster and was called back to St. Louis in September.
Missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury. Played in 26 games for Memphis, hitting .279 with seven extra-base hits and 13 RBI. Removed from the 40-man roster on October 12.
Robinson made his major league debut on May 7 and posted a .240/.238/.280 line in 26 plate appearances over 11 games. With Memphis, his line was .238/.306/.351 in 100 games. Robinson was 16-for-19 in stolen base attempts.
Robinson got off to a great start at Double-A Springfield, leading the Texas League in hitting and being named to the Texas League All-Star Team in June. He played 63 games for the Springfield Cardinals hitting .352 with four home runs and 32 RBIs before being promoted to Memphis.
Robinson finished the season at Triple-A, hitting just .220 in 42 games and 141 at-bats. Robinson played for the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League at the end of the season where he appeared in 26 games and batted .280 (30-for-107) while leading the team in runs (27) and at-bats (107). Shane had two home runs and 24 RBI and tied for 3rd in the AFL with eight stolen bases.
A foot injury limited Robinson to just 47 games. After four games with the GCL Cardinals, Shane played 43 games for Palm Beach, hitting .253 with three home runs and 13 RBI. He appeared to recover from the foot injury, stealing 14 bases in 18 attempts.
Robinson hit .282/.346/.333, stealing 13 bases in 16 attempts, in 63 games for Class A Quad Cities.
Former Florida State standout posted a school-best 40-game hit streak to break J.D. Drew’s record.
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Top Prospect 2009: #33
Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month - April, 2008
Scout.com Cards Minor League Player of the Month - April, 2008
Texas League All-Star, 2008
Texas League Player of the Week (5/5-11/08)