Scout's Cards Minors Player of Month: April

Springfield Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson was named Friday by's St. Louis Cardinals website, The Birdhouse, at, as the Cardinals' Minor League Player of the Month for April.

The 23-year-old from Tampa Bay Florida made the roster as the team's fourth outfielder only after an injury to Mark Shorey. Taking the most of this unexpected opportunity, Robinson responded by hitting .410, 2HRs, with 15RBIs, to finish the month of April with a gaudy slash stats of .410/.451/.615/1.066 (BA, OBP, SLG, OPS).

The Texas League batting race had been a good one down to the wire at the end April, with Springfield's Shane Robinson getting knocked out of the top spot final day of the month. Midland's Jesus Guzman (.422) started off the month of May in first, followed by Robinson (.410). Hitting .389 with runners in scoring position, stealing four bases and scoring 19 times through the first 23 games, Robinson has a way of making things happen.

Robinsons imposing numbers are even more extraordinary considering the Springfield Cardinals began the season with a 1-9 start after their first 10 games. Robinson move up into the leadoff spot and has played a vital role in an amazing turn-around by his club to finish the first month of the regular season in first place.

In addition to his offense, Robinson is playing solid defense playing in the outfield, recently receiving a standing ovation from the crowd when he crashed into the wall. just beyond the tarp at Hammons field, to track down a foul pop up.

A foot injury limited Robinson to just 47 games in 07. 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 was selected by the Cardinals out of Florida State University in the fifth round (166 overall) of the June 2006 First-Year Player Draft

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