Prospect #48 - Trayvon Robinson

LAdugout is taking a look at the top prospects in the Dodger system. Here's another as we count down to the very best.

Name-TRAYVON A. ROBINSON
Position- Outfield
Residence- Los Angeles, Cal.
DOB- Sept. 1, 1987
Ht-5-10
Wt- 175
B/T- S/R
How Obtained- Drafted in the 10th round 2005
06 Clubs- Gulf Coast Dodgers, Vero Beach (Florida State)


He can't claim the title of fastest man in the organization anymore having been edged by Jovanny Rosario in the annual Dodgertown Derby last spring. Still, speed is very much his game and to that end they converted him to a switch hitter this year.

As a result, his average plummeted (.296 to .254) as he had troubles from the left side at the beginning. As he got more used to it, though, he began an ascent that continued through the Arizona Instructional League in the fall.

Although he can occasionally put a charge on the ball, he's primarily going to be a hit down on it and run type. He has a lot to learn about base running; still he swiped six of seven utilizing his swiftness.

In the outfield, he sometimes gets a late start on a fly ball but again his speed allows him to make up ground in a hurry.

He did some sulking at the beginning of the season when he didn't get a promotion to Ogden so he has had to work on developing a more positive attitude as well.

He's still very young so has a lot to learn; however as he grows and matures he could well push forward. He should play for Ogden in 2007.

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