Name- Travon A. Robinson
Birthdate- Sept. 1, 1987
Residence- Los Angeles, Cal.
How Obtained- Drafted in 10th round 2005
2007 Club- Great Lakes (low A)
The acquisition of Juan Pierre gave the Dodgers a role model for Trayvon Robinson who has been urged to pattern his game after Pierre's; i.e. hit down on the ball and use his speed at every opportunity. They feel this is the only way Robinson will succeed in the game.
To further that he's been converted to a switchhitter for the past couple of years. It's an ongoing trial and one with mixed results. There are times he seems to be getting with it and is comfortable; other times, he gets frustrated.
He's not the fastest runner in the organization but he's certainly one of an elite group that can truly jet along. He had a so-so year at Great Lakes, batting .253. He did improve in the base-running department, stealing 22 of 31.
Attitude is a key to his success. he tends to get moody and has to be prodded at times. If he can truly accept the Pierre scenario and pursue it with zest he can become a formidable top-of the-order performer.
He should start 2008 at high A Inland Empire.
Dodgers Prospect #49 -Trayvon Robinson
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