Former Cerritos standout Robinson coming on strong

Former Cerritos standout Robinson coming on strong

By Michael Beaven
Beacon Journal/

AKRON, Ohio - RubberDucks right-hander Jared Robinson is emerging as an unheralded member of the bullpen for manager Rouglas Odor.

Robinson is not widely regarded as a top prospect in the Indians organization, but the 24-year-old from California is compiling an impressive season.

Robinson entered Friday's game with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies with a 0-2 record, a 1.57 ERA, 35 strikeouts and seven walks in 23 innings with the RubberDucks.

Ducks catcher Logan Ice lauded Robinson for being "really athletic."

"He has got plus stuff," Ice said. "If you look at percentages, he is slider heavy. I think hitters at this point know sliders are coming and they are still struggling to hit it, which is a testament to how good the pitch is.

"He is a strong kid. His body works well for him, he is strong and compact and his delivery is really repeatable. He has a really good feel for his slider ... and he can throw 95 to 97 miles per hour with his fastball. He has got a nice two-pitch mix going on."

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