May 7, 2009

Shane Robinson -- AAA Memphis Redbirds Stats

Shane Robinson just got off the DL in his assignment for Triple-A affiliate Memphis Redbirds. Now he gets called up to replace OF Rick Ankiel, who goes on the 15-day DL after his horrific headlong crash into the outfield wall a few days ago.
  • Shane has played in 15 games for the Redbirds so far this season.

  • Robinson is 19-for-55 at the plate, giving him a .345 batting average, the highest on the team by 49 points. Tyler Greene (also up with the parent club) was second with .296. That leaves the Redbirds with Allen Craig as the next highest at .282.

  • Has scored 13 runs, second only to teammate Jon Jay.

  • Led the Redbirds in doubles with five.

  • Has a triple along with Joe Mather and Tyler Greene (three-way tie for team lead).

  • Has not homered in Memphis.

  • Tallied a scant two RBIs.

  • Accumulated 26 total bases, third on Redbirds.

  • Has stolen four bases; third best on team.

  • Was caught stealing once.

  • Walked only four times while striking out only six times.

  • Hits an OBP of .410, second only to Tyler Greene's .412.

  • Led the Redbirds in Slugging Percentage at .473.

  • Led the Redbirds in OPS at .883.

  • Committed no errors on Redbirds to date.

Definitely the highest ranked hitter Memphis had, an affiliate that will miss him in their lineup, but an affiliate that has done its job by helping Robinson develop his hitting to a high standard at that level.

Robinson caught everyone's attention at Jupiter, Florida, during Spring Training with his hitting and speed. And speed, on the bases, is something the Cardinals have lacked over the past few seasons, opting for power at every position possible.

The ability to get on base made Robinson a real Triple-A threat. Now he has a chance to test his abilities at the major league level.

Obviously, Robinson will not replace Rick Ankiel, once the Cardinals' center fielder has completed rehab in Florida.

But bumps and bruises and DL designations occur at times during a long major league season, so finding out how Shane Robinson can contribute to the squad in The Bigs is well worth the look-see in May.

Robinson has been assigned #33.

photo by Barbara Moore