Scouting the AFL: Trayvon Robinson 

October, 28, 2010
Good athletes with a lot of physical tools sometimes just need a little time to turn those tools into actual baseball skills. After not putting up notable numbers of any kind in his first four professional seasons, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Trayvon Robinson, a 10th-round pick in the 2005 draft, started putting things together in 2009 and has taken off from there.

He had a breakout season in repeating the high-Class A California League in '09, hitting .300 with a .373 on-base percentage, 17 homers and 47 steals. The switch-hitting Robinson, who turned 23 last month, then followed that up with his second straight solid season, this time at Double-A. He rebounded from a slow start to bat .300 again with a .404 on-base percentage and 38 steals, improving his success rate. He's back at the Arizona Fall League again, this time under the watchful eye of his potential future manager, Don Mattingly.