Born in Beltsville, Maryland, Jesse Robinson Jr. was around sports very early in his life. He started playing both baseball and football at the age of 6, but something about baseball just caught his attention. The recent high school graduate and now VCU Ram commit has been training all of 2020 for this summer season due to his Patriots season in VA, being cut short. His preparation with his dad, Jesse Robinson Sr. and his trainer can explain why JRJ has gotten off to a smoking hot start to the CLPB 2021 season. With a triple in his second at bat against the Elite Squad shows all of his tools that Robinson says are his strengths, “I think my best skills have got to be hitting for power and contact, as well as being a great base runner. I run a 6.5 (90 ft to first base), so getting on base is important to me, and being on base I have been able to swipe a few bags as well.” Robinson said.
Robinson has been able to lock down any outfield position he gets put at, but has shown off his defensive skills just like the player he follows the most: N.L MVP candidate OF Ronald Acuna Jr. When asked about the part of Acuna’s game Robinson likes the most he states “He [Acuna Jr.] is just a high energy player, fast, and is able to take bases like it’s nothing.”
Jesse Robinson Sr. has also had one of the biggest impacts in JRJ’s life because Sr. was Jr.’s coach his whole life. Senior has plenty of college ball experience, so helping Jr. with the transition from high school ball to D1 ball is critical if Jr. wants to land a spot on the Ram’s opening day lineup which he is most certainly eyeing. With helpful tips and adjustments from Cressey hitting coach Max Rios, Jesse Robinson is only going to get better the later the dog days of summer roll on. Summers in Florida have been known to have a few thunderstorms, but expect Jesse Robinson Jr. to bring the electricity for the Loggerheads. Catch all of Robinson Jr.’s games on GameKast.Live!