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The Road to The Show™: Kristian Robinson

Top D-backs prospect possesses five strong tools, lofty ceiling
December 14, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Kristian Robinson. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Toolshed dream lineup: The teenagers

Picking best young prospects position by position entering 2020
March 24, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball right now. That's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age groups. This opening edition focuses on teenagers, i.e., those who will be playing at age 17, 18

Farm system rankings: Position players, 20-11

D-backs, Orioles rising up; Pirates, Cardinals continue to excite
February 11, 2020

With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, is looking at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranking them in several different ways. The first installment, broken into three parts, focuses on position players and considers the quality and quantity of top talent in each

Cron, Thomas lead way for talented D-backs

Arizona produces .551 winning percentage, three league titles
October 7, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.One year after finishing with an impressive .541 organizational winning percentage, the D-backs topped

Head of the Class: Full-season Class A

Jays' Conine flexes muscle; Giants' Corry consistently dominant
September 26, 2019

With another Minor League season in the books, members of the staff are looking back at some of the most notable performers from the 2019 campaign for each level. We looked at Triple-A, Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A Short Season and Rookie Advanced. Here, we turn our attention to the

The Gruesome Twosome

Tristin English and Kristian Robinson provide offense in series win
August 1, 2019

Hillsboro sent 1st rounder Drey Jameson to the mound to oppose Jorge Benitez of Everett. Jameson recorded one out and gave up a run before he was lifted in favor of Erin Baldwin. Baldwin thwarted the threat and added a solid inning and a third of shutout relief ball.  

D-backs' Robinson leads NWL All-Stars

No. 93 overall prospect has been a force for Hillsboro at just 18
July 31, 2019

Kristian Robinson's big season has already pushed him into's Top-100 prospect ranking. Now, it's earned him an All-Star spot as well.The No. 93 overall prospect highlights the 2019 Northwest League All-Star roster released by the Class A Short Season circuit Wednesday afternoon. The Hillsboro outfielder will lead an NWL

Kristian Robinson's Favorite Hillsboro Hops Hats

July 30, 2019

The Hillsboro Hops have been lucky enough to have 18 year old phenom Kristian Robinson on their team this season. Robinson has been a monster for the Hops by hitting long towering home runs on a regular basis. He has also become a fan favorite in his time with the

Deyni, Magnificent.

Combined Shutout from Holton, Olivero gives Hops 3-0 Win
July 30, 2019

The Hillsboro Hops sent left hander Tyler Holton to the mound. Holton, a 2018 draft selection from Florida State University, dominated over four innings of work punching out five hitters and scattering two hits. His counterpart for the night, Juan Then, was equally impressive. Then punched three hitters over three

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 24

Cards' Carlson continues to hit, Hjelle racks up zeros for Giants
July 25, 2019

Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson, Double-A Springfield: 3-for-4, 2B, BB, 3 R -- St. Louis' second-ranked prospect continues to make noise at the top of Springfield's lineup. Carlson reached safely four times and scored three runs to put to bed a 1-for-13 skid over his previous three games. The 2019 Texas League

Kristian Robinson, Astronaut

Hops down Salem 4-1 Behind Robinson's Monster blast.
July 25, 2019

Florida State Seminole and 2018 ninth round selection of the Arizona Diamondbacks Tyler Holton made his Ron Tonkin Field debut. Holton missed 2018 with Tommy John surgery and has been working his way back since. The lefty contested Salem-Keizer right-hander Conner Nurse.  

Robinson Drives in Four, Leads Hops Past Volcanoes

Hillsboro defeats Salem-Keizer 5-4
July 23, 2019

The Hillsboro Hops kicked of the second half with a thrilling 5-4 victory against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. With his family in town from the Bahamas, Kristian Robinson drove in four runs and hammered his third home run in the last four games, continuing his brilliant season.  Tommy Henry started for the

Leyton Delivers, Robinson Homers Again!

Hillsboro defeats Eugene 5-2
July 21, 2019

The Hillsboro Hops defeated the Eugene Emeralds 5-2 in game two of the series at Ron Tonkin Field. The Ems led for most of the game, but the Hops prevailed with late inning rallies in the seventh and eighth inning. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes also won, which clinched the first half

Kristian 'Robs' Eugene, Soñadores win 2-1

Robinson's Early Two Run Tater Difference Maker
July 21, 2019

An early tip of the cap to both teams bullpens, as both Eugene and Hillsboro's bullpen threw a combined ten frames of shutout baseball. The two teams played in a special game tonight as both teams wore their Copa de la Diversión uniforms. For more information on the league wide

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 12

D-backs' Robinson collects four hits; Jays' Smith homers twice
July 13, 2019

D-backs OF Kristian Robinson, Class A Short Season Hillsboro: 4-for-4, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB -- Arizona's No. 5 prospect recorded his first career four-hit game and matched his personal best with four RBIs in the Hops' 12-3 win at Boise. Robinson doubled home a pair of runs in the

Robinson, Marriaga Lead Hops Rout in Boise

Hillsboro scores 11 in first two innings, win 12-3
July 13, 2019

BOISE, IDAHO --- Kristian Robinson and Jesus Marriaga each knocked home four runs as the Hillsboro Hops scored 11 times in the first two frames on the way to a 12-3 win on Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Hillsboro (18-10) remains one game behind first-place Salem-Keizer in the South Division,

Hillsboro Hops end Homestand on a Happy Note

Big days from Robinson, English drive offense
July 9, 2019

Hillsboro sent their leading man Luis Frias to the mound looking to right the ship, and he did just that. Frias had his nasty stuff again tonight, as he punched out nine guys over four and two thirds innings. He allowed only one run to score scattering three hits. Frias'

Spokane Completes Sweep in Hillsboro

Indians' enormous fifth inning sinks Hops
July 7, 2019

It was the curse of the odd-innings for the Hops tonight, as Spokane scored in the first, third, fifth, and seventh innings to sink Hillsboro.  

Back-to-Back Sweeps

Hillsboro wins sixth consecutive game heading into Independence Day
July 3, 2019

The Hillboro Hops defeated the Vacouver Canadians 6-0 on Wednesday afternoon north of the border, improving their record to a Northwest League-leading 14-6. The Hops have now claimed back-to-back series sweeps, good for six wins in a row.Hillboro's pitching was yet again brilliant, led by starter Deyni Olivero who tossed

Sloppy Hops Fall 5-3 at Salem-Keizer

Volcanoes score four late runs to pull back into first-place tie
June 27, 2019

KEIZER, ORE. --- Salem-Keizer left fielder Harrison Freed made his Northwest League debut a memorable one on Wednesday night at Volcanoes Stadium, lining a two-run home run to tie the game 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth. The Volcanoes would go on to beat the Hillsboro Hops 5-3 in

NWL notes: Robinson realizing his potential

D-backs' No. 5 prospect hopes to inspire other Bahamian athletes
June 26, 2019

Kristian Robinson's baseball epiphany didn't happen after a home run or a great defensive play in the outfield. Instead, it took place off the field during a tournament in Florida. The 18-year-old outfielder describes it as "a funny story," one that took place when one of his coaches called an

Hops Seize 1st Place with 7-0 Win at Salem-Keizer

3rd shutout of season highlighted by Robinson & January HRs
June 26, 2019

KEIZER, ORE. --- Michel Gelabert, Franklyn Soriano and Justin Garcia combined on a two-hit shutout on Tuesday night at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Their efforts, along with home runs by Kristian Robinson and Ryan January, led the Hops to a 7-0 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes --- and alone into

13 Runs Lead Hops to Series Win

Hillsboro wins their third game in a row
June 25, 2019

The Hillsboro Hops were at their best in the series finale defeating the Vancouver Canadians 13-4. The Hops rallied for 18 hits, which was good for their best performance of the season.   Hops starter Luis Frias was brilliant pitching five scoreless innings, while only giving up two hits and striking out

Home Opener Spoiled by the Canadians

Hops fall 5-1
June 21, 2019

Hops starter Marcos Tineo received the loss in his second start of the season, allowing four earned runs on four hits, walking three and striking out four. After allowing one run in the second and third inning, Tineo continued to pitch his way into trouble in the fourth. A leadoff

Hops Rally Snuffed In Ninth

Tying run gunned down in final out at plate in 6-5 loss at Tri-City
June 21, 2019

On a night where nearly every Hillsboro inning ended with a strikeout with multiple runners on base, the final out of the game was even more dramatic.With the Hops down a run in the ninth, Nick Grande grounded a Deivy Mendez pitch through the right side of the infield for