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Clint Robinson
Birthdate: 2/16/1985 (32 y, 1 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/235     Position: 1B/OF
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 25, Pick: 2, Overall: 756, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Robinson was placed on waivers by the Nationals on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. (3/28/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Ryan Zimmerman’s injuries have afforded Clint Robinson a substantial opportunity to play for the Nationals over the last two seasons, but in 2016 especially, he failed to make the most of it.  Partially driven by a low .259 batting average on balls in play, Robinson slashed just .235/.305/.332 in 2016, which, coupled with his poor defense, made him a -1.2-win player.  The Nationals appear to have the same plan in 2017 as they have the last two seasons, which means Robinson may have another chance to play extensively if or when Zimmerman misses time.  But even if that opportunity arises and Robinson has better batted ball fortune this time around, there is little to get excited about from a fantasy perspective.  Robinson has no speed to speak of and would likely fall in the teens in home runs if given 600 plate appearances in a season.  Robinson does have solid career 9.8 percent walk and 15.8 percent strike rates, but those are not helpful in traditional fantasy formats.  Daily players are better served targeting platoon options with greater upside like Mitch Moreland and Steve Pearce.  (Scott Spratt)

The Quick Opinion: Backing up often-injured Ryan Zimmerman in Washington, Clint Robinson will likely see some opportunities to play in 2017.  But with moderate power, no speed, and, and least in 2016, a poor batting average, don’t expect Robinson to become a fantasy asset even if he does play regularly.

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