in the organization since Paul Goldschmidt"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodDiamondbacks Farm SystemDiamondbacks ProspectsDiamondbacks Top Prospect #12: OF Kristian RobinsonNew http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey ,19commentsRobinson is perhaps the most exciting position player prospect in the organization since Paul GoldschmidtESTShareTweetShareShareDiamondbacks Top Prospect #12: OF Kristian RobinsonName: Kristian RobinsonDOB: 12/11/2000 (Age 18)Height: 6’3”Weight: 200Acquired: 2017 International Free AgentPosition: Center FielderB/T: R/RMost Notable Tool: Raw PowerSeason Stats: 57 games, 256 PA, .279/.363/.428, 12 2B, 7 HR, 41 RBI, 48 R, 12/20 SB, 27/67 BB/K between Rookie affiliates AZL Dbacks and Missoula Osprey2018 Season Summary: 2018 was Robinson’s first year in the system and he delivered on that promise. He started the year with the Arizona League affiliate, turning in a solid .272/.341/.414 slash in 40 games (182 PA). Robinson showed potential high BABIP skill in his debut season with BABIPs of .351 and .405 between his two stops. On top of that, he drew walks above 10% of the time at the plate to produce a solid OBP of .363. His Missoula numbers aren’t sustainable over a larger sample, but it continue the high BABIP trend and he improved his walk rate.Tools: Hit 35/60, Power 50/65 Michael Wacha Jersey , Speed 60, Defense 45/55 (Proj. 60 if playing a corner)Robinson’s potential high BABIP skill along with the potential for walks should allow for him to put up solid OBP numbers as he moves up the system. There is a lot of swing and miss in his game, as evidenced by his 26% K rate, but when he makes contact it jumps off the bat. Robinson’s natural strength and ability to backspin the ball makes him an imposing threat at the plate every time he steps in the box. He’s got enough athletic ability to stick in CF, although ultimately he moves to RF where his arm plays up and other outfield prospects ahead of him who are better suited to handle CF. Robinson has the speed to be a very effective baserunner and basestealer once he learns when and where to pick his spots. I can see him potentially being a Gold Glove finalist in RF if things work out at the plate.Upside: In terms of raw talent, I don’t think there is a better prospect in the system today. Robinson has 5-plus tool talent, going by the projections, although the hit tool is the most inconsistent. He will likely outgrow the center field position as he bulks up to 225-235 along with Jake McCarthy or Ketel Marte likely established in CF by the time he sees regular playing time. If everything clicks we’re talking about a potential 30 HR/30 SB guy with plus defense in RF. Even though he’s years away from the MLB club, that’s the type of talent you do not trade under any circumstance either. Robinson will have to work on plate discipline, as that is his greatest weakness right now. It will be his ability to recognize borderline pitches and understanding what he can and can’t hit that will determine if he ends up being an MVP caliber talent.Risk: Robinson is young and years away from the majors. As mentioned in the upside section, his biggest weakness is chasing pitches out of the zone. At the same time, you have to be impressed that at 17 years old he handled playing two levels of rookie ball very well. Robinson will have to work on closing up holes in his swing as well as learning what pitches he can or can’t handle. He has a good head on his shoulders, so I do think that ultimately that he will find a way to make it work. Likely 2019 Assignment: Kane County is probably too ambitious a projection to start the season although I would not be surprised if he got a look there by the end of the season. I see him starting 2019 in Extended Spring Training before spending the second half of the year with Short A Hillsboro. It will be interesting to see if he can continue to show a high BABIP skill along with the ability to draw walks and get better on the field and basepaths. A strong 2019 campaign will have Robinson likely as the top position player prospect in the system. ETA: 2022 Season Rich Hill had yet another great season in Los Angeles Ozzie Smith Jersey , making 24 starts, including some great ones in the postseason."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2019 Spring TrainingProspectsCommentaryNews and NotesPlayer Profiles2018 Dodgers Review: Rich HillNew,223commentsByBlakeHarris@BlakeHarrisTBLANov9, 2018,7:00am PSTShareTweetShareShare2018 Dodgers Review: Rich HillJayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsRich Hill had yet another great season in Los Angeles, making 24 starts, including some great ones in the postseason. What went rightFor the second year in a row, Hill was able to stay healthy and avoid long stints on the DL. His 24 starts were the third most in a season for his career. After a shaky first half, Hill was able to bounce back, and be one of the more dominant left-handers pitchers in baseball. It was a change in delivery back in June that allowed Hill to adjust a mechanical flaw, improving his balance on the rubber and the angle of his delivery.“The changes were very minuscule, but huge overall,” Hill told media after seven shutout innings against Atlanta on July 26. “Looking back on it Albert Pujols Jersey , absolutely, it was a good thing. Tonight was a good night. The ball came out really well, and I’m looking forward to continuing that. That’s what the bullpen and the work are for in between starts, to keep that feel and make sure you stick with the mechanical changes we made and don’t veer off.”During the second-half of the season, Hill went 9-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. He had 90 strikeouts in 77 1? innings,and held opponents to a .187 batting average. Hill was also able to escape jams all season long. With two outs and runners in scoring position, hitters had a .103 average, with 12 strikeouts. The lefty had seven games with at least eight strikeouts. He also had the best nickname of any player in major league baseball during players weekend. What went wrongIt was a rough start to the season for Hill. He allowed 17 runs over the course of four starts from April until May. He hit the DL on April 14, and came back on May 8. He’d only make three starts until he would hit the DL yet again.On May 19, Hill had to be taken out after making only two pitches. Yet again, he was dealing with a reoccurring blister problem that landed him on the DL for the second time. The lefty allowed 36 of the 57 runs he allowed all year in eight of his 24 starts. Hill allowed 15 runs in 14 innings over three starts against the Diamondbacks, and owned a 2.96 ERA for the entire year against all other opponents, with an 11-3 record.The struggles with Arizona were bad enough that the Dodgers skipped Hill’s turn in late September to avoid the Dbacks http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , moving him instead to the last game of the season in San Francisco.2018 particularsAge: 38Stats: 11-5, 3.66 ERA, 150 K, 132 2鈦? IPSalary: $16 millionGame of the yearAlthough it will likely be forgotten due to a bullpen collapse, Hill was absolutely brilliant in game 4 of the World Series. Trailing the series 2-1, Hill went out and was practically un-hittable. In 6 1? innings, Hill held the Red Sox to only one hit and would be charged with one run — thanks Ryan Madson — to go along with seven strikeouts. Had the Dodgers won the game, Hill would have become a postseason hero for his amazing start. Roster statusHill has nine years and 127 days of service time. He’s under contract for one more season.