New Arrival: Daniel Robertson, ss, Tampa Bay Rays

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2014 Bowman

The Rays traded for Ben Zobrist and Yunrel Escobar, but in return had to give up a package that included three of my favorite A’s players: C John Jaso, OF Boog Powell and IF Roberton.

I have written to Robertson a couple times, and last year finally got a return…but the autograph on my sweet spot card was faded (he used an old sharpie), so I have been looking for an upgrade for a while. This does nicely.  Its his rookie card, but I bought it just before the trade, so I think I spent a little less than I would now.  Prospectors are just the worst.

I am bummed that he was traded, but after the A’s acquired IF Franklin Barreto from the Blue Jays they could afford to move some of their upper level talent to upgrade the major league roster. Still, losing guys like Robertson and IF Addison Russell is never fun for an organization.

Robertson is one of my favorite players in the minors. He mostly plays shortstop, hits for power and walks a ton. In 2014 he had a breakout of sorts in High-A, and if he keeps up next season in AA I think he will be at the top of most peoples prospect lists come 2016.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 18 -2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A- 195 5 30 3 1 23 46 .241 .330 .400 .730
2012 18 -1.4 Athletics ARIZ Rk 101 4 22 2 0 16 15 .297 .405 .554 .959
2012 18 -3.1 Vermont NYPL A- 94 1 8 1 1 7 31 .181 .238 .234 .472
2013 19 -2.3 Beloit MIDW A 401 9 46 1 7 41 79 .277 .353 .401 .754
2014 20 -2.8 Stockton CALL A+ 548 15 60 4 4 72 94 .310 .402 .471 .873
3 Seasons 1144 29 136 8 12 136 219 .287 .373 .434 .807
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/25/2015.
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