We welcome to the team Derrick Robinson, who was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the fourth round of last June’s draft. The outfielder will probably make his Burlington debut tonight.
A native of Gainesville, Florida, Robinson passed up a scholarship offer to play cornerback for his hometown Florida Gators (the national champion Florida Gators). Prior to the 2006 draft, Baseball America rated him as the fastest baserunner in the high-school ranks. Following last season, that same publication named Robinson the fastest baserunner and the best athlete in the Royals’ minor league system.
In the last week, the Royals have sent us two of their top picks from the 2006 draft: Robinson and pitcher Jason Godin, a fifh-round selection.