Robinson climbing up Diamondbacks prospect list

Kristian Robinson.

Seventeen-year-old Kristian Robinson continues to impress coaches within the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, as he, along with Dominique Collie, helped its minor league squad secure its first ever play-off berth.

Robinson checked in at 11 on the organization’s prospect list, rising 12 spots from his pre-season ranking.

On Monday night, he and Collie led the AZL Diamondbacks to consecutive wins over the AZL rangers to secure the playoff spot.

Robinson went 2-4 with one run scored and a team-high three runs batted in (RBI).

“Robinson’s tools (70-grade raw power, 60-grade speed) are so intense and his frame (6-foot-3, 190 pounds) is so physical for a 17-year-old that it’s encouraging to see him just holding his own at the dish in his pro debut. There is a lot of refinement and development needed over the coming years for Robinson to reach his lofty ceiling, but he’s on the right track,” a recent release from the team on Robinson.

So far this season, Robinson is hitting .259/.335/.417 with four home runs, seven steals and a 40:15 K:BB in 158 plate appearances in the AZL.

Last year, Robinson signed a $2.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks. Jasrado Chisholm also competes for the Diamondbacks in the A+ league with Visalia.