The Toronto Blue Jays went with another outfielder in the fourth round of the 2019 MLB draft but this time, they went with a collegiate player, power-hitting junior Will Robertson of Creighton University in Nebraska with the 117th pick overall.
Robertson was ranked #81 by MLB.com, who noted that he had a modest freshman season in Creighton in 2017, but “made a run at the Big East Conference triple crown in 2018 and continued to produce in the Cape Cod League during the summer). He’s noted for his ability to put balls in the seats, despite his home ballpark’s home-run-suppression capabilities. He’s a lefthanded hitter who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 215 pounds and hit 12 home runs in 2018 with another 15 this season (with a combined 36 doubles over that span of time).
Robertson was ranked #95 (one spot ahead of third-round pick Dasan Brown) by Baseball America who noted that he shows “a level, line-drive swing from the left side that provides plenty of contact and some power because of his innate strength.” THey noted that he hit .300/.380/.435 in the Cape Cod League and suggested that the “plus raw power” goes with an “average hit tool” and that he’s “more solid than spectacular.” He’s got average defense with a “fringe-average arm” and is “an average runner.”
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