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Birth Date12-11-2000
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age18 years, 9 months, 7 days
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2018 DIA Rk AZL 40 182 .254 .340 .364 .351 91 3 5.8 -0.6 126 0 -4.0 1.3 4.7 0.7
2018 MSO Rk PIO 17 74 .265 .338 .400 .405 108 3.2 2.3 -0.1 119 0 -1.9 0.5 -0.5 0.0
2019 KNC A MID 25 102 .234 .325 .349 .263 101 0.6 2.8 -0.1 91 0 0.0 -0.3 -1.0 0.2
2019 YAK A- NWL 44 189 .253 .336 .370 .398 94 20.3 5.1 -0.9 208 0 0.0 -0.1 16.3 2.8

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2018 DIA Rk AZL 182 162 35 44 11 0 4 67 31 16 46 7 5 .272 .341 .414 .142 2 0
2018 MSO Rk PIO 74 60 13 18 1 0 3 28 10 11 21 5 3 .300 .419 .467 .167 1 0
2019 KNC A MID 102 92 14 20 3 1 5 40 16 8 30 3 2 .217 .294 .435 .217 0 0
2019 YAK A- NWL 189 163 29 52 10 1 9 91 35 23 47 14 3 .319 .407 .558 .239 1 0

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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90o 404 39 81 15 0 12 41 11 141 5 3 .209 .229 .340 39 -11.0 -1.2
80o 377 34 69 13 0 10 36 10 135 5 3 .190 .210 .309 29 -16.9 -1.8
70o 357 30 61 11 0 9 32 9 131 4 2 .177 .197 .287 21 -20.5 -2.2
60o 341 27 54 10 0 8 29 8 126 4 2 .164 .183 .267 14 -23.2 -2.5
50o 325 25 49 9 0 7 26 7 122 3 2 .156 .173 .251 8 -25.4 -2.7
40o 309 22 43 8 0 6 24 6 118 3 2 .143 .159 .230 2 -27.3 -2.9
30o 293 20 38 7 0 6 21 5 113 3 2 .134 .148 .222 -5 -28.9 -3.1
20o 273 17 32 6 0 5 18 4 108 2 1 .121 .133 .200 -13 -30.4 -3.2
10o 246 14 25 5 0 4 15 3 99 2 1 .104 .114 .175 -23 -31.7 -3.4
Weighted Mean332265190827712432.159.176.26211-24.4-2.6

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2019-08-23 15:30:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better between Kristian Robinson, George Valera and Julio Rodriguez? Highest ceiling, lowest floor?
(Timothy from Maine)
Feels like we get a version of this question every week (not a complaint, just noting). They're all really fun, high-ceiling types who belong in the same bucket, which is why we ranked them in a group in the midseason list. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-02 16:00:00 (link to chat)I took over a dynasty team and my minor league roster needs some long term upside in the OF. Who would you be targeting in the high upside, under 20,still in A ball crowd? Available cheap or free are: Valera, Robinson, Kepenic, Julio Rodriguez, Brennen Davis. Thanks!
(Lloyd Braun from Frank & Estelle's garage)
I am precisely not the person to answer this, but I am making it a point to drive 90 miles to see Kristian Robinson later this month before he leaves the blessed Northwest (if he hasn't gone already). But I would otherwise direct you to our midseason top 50, where Kelenic is the top name on this list by a fair margin. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-07-31 12:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Luciano or Kristian Robinson #1 Overall Prospect once Franco graduates?
(Craig from Chicago)
If you're asking me if it is one of them or the field, I'll take the field. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)How fast could guys like Valera and Kristian Robinson move up the ladder? Does either one have the skills to possibly end the 2020 season in AA?
(Parts and Gleyber from Auto Shop)
They're both extremely talented so I wouldn't rule it out. They're also just 18 so don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen. I think Valera's hit tool might get him there faster. (Darius Austin)
2019-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank for dynasty purposes: Julio Rodriguez, Kristian Robinson, Marco Luciano, Jasson Dominguez, Ronny Mauricio, George Valera. Thank you!
(Gerald from Bama)
Look, we can put these guys in an order now that's probably different next week or in the next hour because they're generally of the same ilk. Uber talented, far from the majors, high tools, with a billion different paths to success or failure. It's hubris.

Also Ben and Bret did it already: (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kristian Robinson - about to jump up in the rankings?
(Dave from AZ)
Well we just ranked him like a week ago, so probably he's going to be around there for a little bit. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any names to consider as the next helium "guy" (ala Kristian Robinson) coming out of the DSL?
(AJ from Boston)
No. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-11 23:00:00 (link to chat)I've noticed that across a number of midseason lists including BP's, three outfielders from the 2017 J2 signing period are pretty consistently being lumped closely together: Julio Rodriguez, Kristian Robinson, and George Valera. If you had to identify something about each player that stands apart the other two, what would you say?
(Pete from Illinois)
Ah, bunch of Valera in the queue, I meant to answer this one. Re: the other two, Robinson's just a straight-up physical monster, and he's shown an advanced ability to bring well-advanced power into games already in the NW League. If it all comes together his is probably the highest ceiling of the three. Rodriguez we just ran a piece on a few days ago, so I'll point you to Keanan and Ben's work on him: (Wilson Karaman)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Kristian Robinson - the next big prospect?
(Scott from Chi)
I would suggest by the time he's inside a top 50 he's already there. You probably want to look towards his org mate, Wilderd Patino. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these hitters in a dynasty format? Ronnie Mauricio, Kristian Robinson, Julio Rodriguez, Jasson Dominguez, Marco Luciano, and George Valera... thank you!
(Nathan from Florida )
Robinson, Luciano/Rodriguez, Valera, Dominguez, Mauricio. Couldn't choose between Luciano/Rodriguez. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Should Spokane get a Triple-A team again?
(bgawlowski14 from WU Pine Bowl)
I'll say this about Spokane: it's better than its reputation (especially among snobbish Sounders). On many days, you could arguable get to T-Mobile Park faster from Spokane than from Tacoma. That said, I'm pretty psyched to catch some hot short-season NW League action this summer. (checking schedule now for Kristian Robinson's visits to town...) (Jon Hegglund)
2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy for thinking both George Valera and Kristian Robinson are going to be top 10 prospects? I know it's low A, but they are destroying the competition in a small sample.
(Peter from Durham, NC)
Yeah I think getting them to the Top 10 by the end of this year is a bit of a stretch, at this point. It is short-season ball and a week of it at that. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kristian Robinson the next big prospect? If not him, who?
(Dan from Ct)
Close, but not quite. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)If Kristian Robinson was in the draft where would he be picked?
(Danny from AZ)
He is very similar, from a raw tools and inexperienced standpoint, to a lot of prep position players here towards the end of the first round. I think (coincidentally) the Dbacks pick of Corbin Carroll is a decent spot (Keanan Lamb)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)This Year's Wander Franco? Who jumps up in the rankings?
(Ben from Chicago )
I polled some BP personalities who know way, way more about this than I do at this point, and the names I got probably won't surprise you: Kristian Robinson, George Valera, Alec Thomas. I got Everson Pereira and Brayan Rocchio as sleepers. In terms of two dudes I like, go with Julio Rodriguez and Marco Luciano. Also, look at what Jaren Durran is doing! The real answer, of course, is no one, but that's boring. (Ben Carsley)
2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)Kristian Robinson potential? Next big prospect?
(Danny from TX )
We won't learn a ton more about Robinson until after XST breaks, it appears, but the Dbacks' folks are way down and he turned heads in AZ last year. We ranked him aggressively as a 101er this winter, so yeah, there's some expectation to that effect around these parts. (Wilson Karaman)
2019-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kristian Robinson? Next big prospect?
(Dan from Chicago)
This is another one that you'd be best served by asking a member of our esteemed prospect team, but very high strikeout rates in rookie ball reads to me as the hit tool being the place for development, which I would bet is not the most common profile of prospects that skyrocket up lists at age 18. And that's OK! He could still be very good, but the seasoning could be a touch slower than some others. (Zach Crizer)
2019-05-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)Kristian Robinson next big prospect? If not him in the low minors?
(Scott from AZ)
Hes as good a bet as any (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)George Velara or Kristian Robinson?
(Ben from NYC )
Right now I'd go Kristian Robinson, but that doesn't speak to my appreciation of Valera. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)The hype on Kristian Robinson real?
(Dave from AZ)
Yep, we've been pushing him pretty consistently. He's a long way off and there are lots of paths open to him but we're buying the underlying skill set for sure. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kristian Robinson the most potential besides Franco in minors?
(Danny from Dd)
I...don't know exactly how to answer this. Do you want contextless upside without some basis of how likely it is to work? If so you're going to pick whoever 2019's Jordan Akins is (he's a tight end in the NFL now, btw). (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Most potential of the prospects ranked outside top 75?
(Landon from CT )
Let's throw it back to Kristian Robinson. I think he's pretty special. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)Kristian Robinson a must add dynasty prospect? Big time prospect?
(Dan from AZ)
I guess it depends on how many prospects you roster, but yes he is a big time prospect. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is this year's Acuna or Wander Franco - Prospect who comes out of no where to jump up in the rankings?
(Aaron from ATL)
Wouldn't we all like to know? Kristian Robinson? Ronny Mauricio? Marco Luciano? D'Shawn Knowles? George Valera? Antonio Cabello?

Franco was the top international prospect so it kinda depends on your definition of "out of nowhere" (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Must add for DYnasty - Kristian Robinson?
(Aaron from CA)
Yep. He's another name that could really pop this season and fly up lists, if things fall the right way. (Mark Barry)
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)First year player draft starts this weekend (2018 Draft pick, J2, and random prospects who weren't rostered before 2018). I have first pick, trying to decide between all the 2018 draft guys and others; Kristian Robinson, Paddack. Who would you take?
(Gary Mack from in the back)
Nick Madrigal is a top choice from 2018 draft. I like Paddack a lot, and he's close to the MLB now, but Mize the better upside long term. Kristian Robinson maybe my third choice behind Madrigal, Mize. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your all ceiling top 10?
(Charlie from San Jose)
Well start with a fun question. Id say the top 5 guys on our 101 -- Vladito, Tatito, Robles, Eloy and Robles -- and then Ill say ... Franco, Kiriloff, Reyes, Florial and Kristian Robinson. Also considered Kopech, Pearson, Valera, etc. (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Who outside of your top 50 has the best chance to be in the top 10 within the next 2 years.
(Adwilk1231 from Boston)
Basically, look for guys on our top-101 who we pegged as potential high earners (but who come with high or extreme risk). Florial, Cruz, Jordyn Adams, Hunter Greene, etc. You could also go with the guys who are uber far away like Kristian Robinson and Valera, but there just as (if not more) likely to be non-prospects as they are top-10 dudes. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Question on how these rankings work. Based on these rankings, in a dynasty format you would always chose the player that is ranked above the other? For example in a dynasty draft would you take Bichette over Whitley because Bichette is ranked 12th while Whitley is ranked 16th? Or do you prefer whitley over the few guys ahead of him like Kiriloff, Riley and Bichette? Just trying to figure out the best way to read the list. Thank you.
(Fish and Chips from Seaside)
To best use this list, you have to know where you are in the contention cycle and what your league tends to value most. If you're ready to compete right now, there's a good argument for taking, say, Kyle Tucker over Jo Adell, etc. If you have a loaded infield and zero pitching and want to pop Whitley over Bichette, that's fine too. Basically, we make tiers because we're saying you can prefer any one player over any other in that tier and we'd understand. What we wouldn't understand is preferring, like, Kristian Robinson to Jesus Luzardo. When guys are many tiers apart we suggest using it more as a straight valuation list/guide. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Just traded for Kristian Robinson in my dynasty league. Please say nice things about him.
(Dave from Chicago)
He could be a top-25 prospect at this time next season! He could also be off the list, but let's stay positive. He's among the best pure upside plays in the low minors. You have good taste. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-03-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Scott, our FYPD (2018 draft picks and J2 guys) is coming up soon, and I have the first pick. Feel like India is a safe pick, but there are also guys like Kristian Robinson and Paddack available. Who would you take?
(Gary Mack from in the back)
Of the guys you mentioned, India is the best of the bunch, but if you have your pick of the 2018 draft, I'd go with Madrigal. (Scott Delp)
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank these long term dynasty upside prospects...Kristian Robinson, George Valera, Luis Garcia (Was), Luis Garcia (Phi), Julio Rodriguez, Marco Luciano, Nolan Jones. Thanks a bunch!
(Turd Ferguson from Jeopardy)
I'd probably go Garcia (WAS), Valera, Robinson, Luciano, Garcia (PHI), Jones, Rodriguez. The first Garcia is ahead by quite a bit. The last four are pretty closely grouped, and I wouldn't complain if you flip-flopped them. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Out of Kristian Robinson and Luis Garcia (WAS), who has the higher upside? Who gets to the majors quicker?
(gpatterson from Illinois)
Both of these guys are pretty exciting, upside wise. I'll say Robinson's ceiling is slightly higher, but Garcia has already tasted High A, so he's closer. (Mark Barry)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)What players on this list do you see having the most potential to make a big leap in ranking next year? Thank you
(brad from NJ)
Back of the napkin: Kristian Robinson, Luis Oviedo, Julio Pablo Martinez, Travis Swaggerty, Jordyn Adams. Drew Waters, Bubba Thompson. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Kristian Robinson?
(Kevin from MD)
The reports on him out of both the complex and the Pioneer League were very strong pretty much all year, dating back to spring. He's in the mix for the end of the 101. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)To follow up about Kristian Robinson, if he continues to hit in Low-A at the start of the year is he a candidate to be one of the fast risers of 2019?
(Kevin from MD)
Absolutely. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-11-29 23:00:00 (link to chat)I know you’re just at the beginning of your offseason work but who are your favorite prospects to climb in 2019 for dynasty?
(Chansen8895 from Santa clara)
Piggybacking, have touched on a couple already, but those big pop, flash-of-hit Low-A and Rk guys are my sweet spot: Jhon Torres, Julio Rodriguez, Kristian Robinson. I like Rocchio a lot in Cleveland, Wenceel in Detroit...among more established guys who may have flown under the radar a bit last year, I think Tristen Lutz has explosion in him, and Rooker will burn out the sun and kick the moon out the back door. (Wilson Karaman)
2018-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How high do you expect Kristian Robinson to be ranked at this time next year? How do his tools compare with Jo Adell?
(Chris from DC )
It's pretty hard to say where he'll be because once he hits A ball, he's going to have to learn to adjust to better breaking stuff than he's ever seen. Sometimes guys see it, quickly learn to recognize the spin, and mash. Sometimes guys struggle and it takes time to learn.

As for tools, he's got em. He doesn't have Adell's raw power yet, but he's only 17 and still has some room while Adell is filled out.

The biggest difference is Jo has hit those first rounds of adjustments in A ball and breezed through them. That leaves evaluators optimistic about his odds to do the same as he continues to move up. (Kevin Carter)
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)If you were looking at players like a stock exchange, what short season Dynasty assets do you see as a penny stock with the potential to pay big dividends?
(Steve from NJ)
Excluding 2018 draftees and J2 guys, Wander Franco, D'Shawn Knowles, Kristian Robinson, George Valera, Luis Oviedo, Ronny Mauricio, Roansy Contreras, Mark Vientos, Everson Pereira (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kristian Robinson?
(Vin from Phx)
I am sure the Professor will have a few X-rated thoughts about him at BP AZ this weekend. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard much about the lower level Bahamanian kids - Kristian Robinson, Trent Deveaux, Jazz Chisholm? Thanks.
(Ryan from Montreal)
We are getting big Robinson reports, and I've been pretty impressed with Chisholm this year. DBacks system is getting fun it not good. (Jeffrey Paternostro)

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