Baseball America Tabs Robinson Preseason First Team All-America
Robinson has been named preseason first team All-America by two baseball publications heading into the 2016 season
Feb. 1, 2016

Baseball America Preseason All-America Teams

DURHAM, N.C.
-- One week after being named preseason first team All-America by D1Baseball.com, Ole Miss shortstop Errol Robinson collected the same honor from Baseball America. Major League Baseball scouting directors voted Robinson the nation's top shortstop heading into the 2016 season, placing him on the 2016 Preseason All-America First Team.

Baseball America annually polls major league organizations' scouting departments to vote on the team and make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential. The publication's preseason All-America list is usually an indicator of team success and predicts the first round of the MLB Draft. Last season, shortstops Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman were first and second team selections, respectively; the pair made up the first two picks in the 2015 MLB Draft. With the preseason first team All-America nod this season, Robinson has been predicted to keep up the trend that the country's best shortstop hails from the Southeastern Conference.

Along with first team All-America recognition, Baseball America also tabbed Robinson as the No. 21 prospect in the country. D1Baseball listed him 28th on its prospect chart along with a first team All-America nod, while Perfect Game placed the Rebel shortstop at No. 45.

Robinson will begin his junior campaign as the most experienced Rebel on the field with 124 starts at shortstop under his belt. Along with being a career .296 hitter, he has made numerous highlight plays with his glove. Robinson assisted in turning 68 double plays over the past two seasons.

Last year, Robinson hit at a .297 clip, collecting a team-high 62 hits. He also racked up 11 doubles, 30 RBI and 31 runs throughout 2015. His offensive production and dependable glove helped Ole Miss reach its 13th NCAA Regional in the last 15 seasons.


 

 

The Boyds, Maryland, native continued his strong sophomore season into the summer, competing in the prestigious Cape Cod Collegiate Summer Baseball League. Posting a .312 batting average as a league all-star, Robinson recorded a team-high 44 hits during the season to lead the Hyannis Harbor Hawks to the CCBL Championship Series. The shortstop also paced the team with 25 runs scored and 15 stolen bases, which was the second-most in the entire league.

Robinson and the Rebels officially started practice with a pair of intrasquad scrimmages over the weekend. Ole Miss will continue to prepare for the 2016 season, which begins Feb. 19 at Swayze Field. The Rebels host Florida International at 4 p.m. on SECN+.

To watch Robinson and Ole Miss Baseball all season long, purchase season tickets now at OleMissTix.com.

For the latest news and updates involving Ole Miss Baseball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb.

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