Rebel Shortstop Tabbed First Team All-American Heading into the 2016 Season
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss shortstop Errol Robinson has been tabbed a preseason first All-American by D1Baseball.com, the baseball publication site announced Monday morning. Robinson’s “elite range, body control and actions” earned him the nod as the nation’s best shortstop heading into the 2016 season.
The All-American accolade adds to the recognition Robinson has received this preseason. D1Baseball also named Robinson the 28th-best prospect heading into 2016. Baseball America tabbed him No. 21 on its list of top prospects, while Perfect Game had the Rebel shortstop at No. 45.
Starting 124 games at shortstop in his first two seasons at Ole Miss, Robinson will begin his junior campaign as the most experienced Rebel on the field. Along with being a career .296 hitter, he has made numerous highlight plays with his glove, some of them appearing on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10. The Boyds, Maryland, native helped the Rebels turn 68 double plays over the past two seasons.
Last season, Robinson posted a .297 batting average with a team-high 62 hits. He also racked up 11 doubles, 30 RBI and 31 runs throughout 2015, leading the offensive charge as Ole Miss earned an NCAA Regional berth for the 13th time in 15 seasons.
Robinson continued his strong sophomore season into the summer, putting up impressive numbers in the competitive Cape Cod Collegiate Summer Baseball League. Hitting at a .312 clip as a league all-star, the shortstop recorded a team-high 44 hits during the season to lead the Hyannis Harbor Hawks to the CCBL Championship Series. He also paced the team with 25 runs scored as well as 15 stolen bases, which was the second-most in the entire league.
Robinson and the Rebels will begin the 2016 season at the friendly confines of Swayze Field, hosting Florida International on opening weekend, Feb. 19-21. First pitch of the three-game series is set for 4 p.m. CT Friday, Feb. 19, on SECN+.
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