FAMU's Robinson Has Big League Dreams

By: Jason Hurst Email
By: Jason Hurst Email

Last month, for the first time in the NFL draft era, which started in 1967, no players were selected out of the MEAC or SWAC.

The Major League Baseball Amateur Draft is this week, and one FAMU Rattler is focused on not being left out.

FAMU's Bennie Robinson has a good shot of getting picked in this year's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

"I'm just going to wait for the call, I'm going to go about my day. Probably be on the field working out. Just go about my day and when it happens, it happens," Robinson said.

If it happens, it won't change him, still the likable kid with the big smile. As far as the scouts are concerned there is plenty to like.

This past season, he hit .390, that's good for 15th best nationally among D-1 players

"They like my bat , they really really do like my bat , they just like how hard I work and how I approach the game," Robinson said.

The reigning MEAC player of the year doesn't take anything for granted, he was once cut by two junior colleges.

"I'll be fun around the clubhouse and I like to work, its a job now and I feel once I get out there it will be a job," Robinson said.

So what round could Robinson get selected in?

"A couple of teams have told me, three through ten, a couple of teams ask me what round do you think but you won't know until draft day gets here," Robinson said.

At the next level will you continue to play at first base?

"I run good for my size, so its either first base or a corner outfield spot so I've worked out for a bunch of teams at different spots in the outfield and thrown from the outfield so we will see, whatever they want me to do I will do," Robinson said.


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