Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Dan Robinson is working hard at improving both phases of his game with the low-A Great Lakes Loons. Robinson, who has dealt with a few ups and downs this season at the plate, knows it’ll be just a moment in time until things turnaround.
“I feel I need to be a little more aggressive early in the count at the plate,” explained Robinson. “I want to take advantage of that good fastball in the zone. Sometimes I’m a little passive at the plate, so I think I just need to be a little more aggressive.”
His numbers have been improving as of late, as Robinson has gone 10-for-36 in his last 10 games bringing his line up to .225/.354/.338 after 80 at-bats in the Midwest League.
Another area Robinson is working hard at is his defense. A .951 fielding percentage after 141 innings of work is a number that will increase this season in Great Lakes.
And it will increase thanks to the help of Loons bench coach and former major leaguer Jason Bourgeois, who is helping Robinson with his reads in the field.
“I feel my defense could be better,” said Robinson. “It’s something that I have been working on with Jason Bourgeois. We’re working on groundball reads, fly ball reads – it could be better, but I’m working on it.”
But despite any struggles, Robinson knows he can always count on his family for guidance.
“My family supports me 100 percent,” said Robinson. “My parents always paid for me to be on teams, they drove me to tournaments growing up, so when things are down I know I can always call them for encouragement. It’s nice having their support.”
All of his efforts this year with the Loons should be beneficial for Robinson moving forward with his career in the upcoming seasons, so fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers should keep an eye out for the up-and-coming outfielder.