08/17/2014 - National Tryout - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Robby continues to show as a SS/RHP but currently projects best at SS where he continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now an above average runner at 7.29 660 time. At SS, he displays clean / smooth actions with big play potential. He moves well laterally, flashing range and is aggressive with his feet. Hands are soft / clean as he presents well out front. At the plate, he showed a squared / balanced setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 75-77 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will improve as he builds more arm strength, throw more strikes, and develops better off speed stuff.
08/11/2013 - National Tryout - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Robert continues to progress in his game. This SS moves fluidly and effortlessly through the INF making plays. He moves well toward his backhand and can make the play in the hold look easy. As a hitter, this righty shows good rhythm, getting back into a loaded position while maintaining good balance. He is short and quick to the ball, hitting line-drives to all fields. On the bump, Robert fills up the zone and throws strikes with all of his pitches. CB now shows 10/4 shape with sharp break. Robert is only a 2015 grad and has the skill-set to give him success in the game.
01/27/2013 - National Tryout - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI
Robby continues to show as a SS/RHP but currently projects best at SS for the next level where he has improved his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. Feet are active as he works to and through ground balls while presenting clean hands well out front. He works through a low approach as he has improved defensive grades to well above average. Arm strength has improved as well as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, Fastball showed a range of 73-75 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with gradual break and shows potential as being a quality pitch. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters but displays solid sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he learns to throw more strikes and build more arm strength through a long toss program.
10/24/2012 - Arizona Freshman/Sophmore Fall Classic
In Robby's latest Factory event he played shortstop and pitched. In perhaps the best pitching performance for Baseball Factory in the tournament, Robby threw 9 innings, threw only 100 pitches, 70 of which were strikes and allowed just 1 run for the win in the bracket championship game. On the mound, he throws two pitches for strikes, his fastball at 78 MPH, and his 12/6 curve-ball that had tight rotation and sharp break. He has short arm action with a sound delivery and above average control. Controlling his breaking ball, and throwing it anytime he wants, allows his fastball to work for him at a minimal velocity. At second base, he has an accurate arm with a quick/clean exchange, and soft/sure hands while playing through balls. His feet are quick and they work well for him, allowing him to cover ground. Offensively, he has good separation, firm front side, quiet head, and made solid contact. He showed an ability to stay inside the ball while utilizing his lower half. Top hand drills will help him stay out of the air and be more consistent with a contact/line-drive approach. On the bases, Robby has good instincts and showed an ability to go on dirt balls. Overall, the short/athletically built two-way player is a decent infielder, but has a breaking ball that cannot be ignored and he should be on the mound more times than not.