Former Turks continue to make noise in the majors as another player will get his chance in the big leagues. After 105 minor league homers, 27-year-old Clint Robinson was promoted to the majors by the Royals for the first time on July 8th. A 2005 Turk, Clint Robinson has dominated the Kansas City Royals farm system over the past 3 years, and will now get his shot at the show. The Royals wanted to add a left-hand hitter to the line-up.
The Former Troy University star was drafted in by the Royals in the 25th round in 2007. Robinson earned the Texas League Triple crown in 2010 while playing for Double A Northwest Arkansas. On the season, Robinson hit .335 with 29 HR. The next year he continued his success hitting .326 with a powerful 58 extra-base-hits. Rather than keeping an extra pitcher, left-hander Ryan Verdugo, on an upcoming road trip, the Royals hope to add some power to the bench by making the move. Robinson’s not a big strikeout guy. In fact, this year, he’s fanned just 31 times versus 38 walks in 220 at-bats. Clint Robinson is a burgeoning star in the Kansas City system, and has been followed closely by those in the organization.
This weekend the former Turk Clint Robinson will most likely see action in a pinch-hitting role vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.