The Dodgers drafted their second shortstop in as many days, selecting Ole Miss shortstop Errol Robinson with their sixth-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, selection No. 191 overall.
The 5'11, 170-pound right-hander hit .286/.356/.348 in three years at Mississippi, including .270/.326/.352 as a junior in 2016.
Robinson's strength is his defense, as a scout told Daniel Paulling of the Clarion-Ledger:
"The ability to play shortstop is very valuable, especially this year," the scout said. "There’s not a ton of guys on people’s boards that are shortstops.
"He probably profiles more as a utility infielder at the major league level, but if you can play shortstop and play it average, you can make a living doing that. You’re definitely buying into the defense with the ability to play shortstop if you draft him earlier."
Robinson was not rated in David Hood's top 200 draft prospects, ranked 190th in the Baseball America top 500, and was not listed in the MLB Pipeline top 200.
Hey @Dodgers! Let's play some ball!— Errol Robinson (@errol_robinson6) June 10, 2016
The slot bonus for the No. 191 pick is $247,900.