Shane Michael Robinson… Married Jessica Johnson (11/14/10); has two daughters Tinley Anne (4/26/12) and Harper (11/6/14)… 2002 graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL, 17 miles from the Carpenter Complex… Same school that produced Lou Pinella, Brad Radke, Jason Michaels, Lance McCullers and Dave Magadan… Was a four-year varsity player in both baseball and football; was recruited by Duke and Stanford for football… Named First-Team All-State in baseball and football his junior and senior seasons… Played collegiately at Florida State University… Had a 40-game hitting streak in 2005 that snapped J.D. Drew's previous school record of 34… Named 2005 National Player of the Year… Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, Top Golf, watching movies and shows.
Signed a minor-league contract with Philadelphia and spent the entire season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley…Hit .288 (88-for-306) with a .756 OPS in 89 games...Played all three outfield positions, getting the most time in center field (58 games, 54 starts)…Also played 26 games (24 starts) in left field and one game in right field…Had six outfield assists and committed only three errors in 168 total chances (.982)...Drew a single-season career most 39 walks, against only 34 strikeouts…Had an 11.0 percent walk rate, the second best of his career (13.5 percent with St. Louis in 2013), and struck out in only 9.6 percent of his plate appearances…Both of those totals were easily better than his career averages (8.6 percent career walk rate and 14.1 percent career strikeout rate)...Was sidelined on the injured list with a left hip sprain from 5/30-6/15.
Began the season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) before having his contract selected by NYY on 4/10 l Outrighted back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 4/15 l Was on the DL with a right ankle contusion, 6/1-29 l Had his contract selected by NYY on 7/26 l Started 16 games for NYY, 10 in RF, 5 in LF and 1 in CF.
Spent his first full season at the Major League level aside from injury rehab stint at Springfield (AA) during his stay on the disabled list (7/31-8/15) for a right shoulder strain... Played in 99 games, starting 30 (5 LF, 21 CF, 4 RF). Posted an RBI in each of his last four games started... Had five multi-hit games with two three-hit games, tying his career-best... Stole a season-best five bases, while tying his season-high of 16 RBI and 22 runs... Went 5-for-18 (.278) as a pinch-hitter. The 5 PHs were T2nd-most on the team (Matt Adams, 11)... Homered twice in the span of a week with solo home runs vs. ARI (6/4) and at NYM (6/11)... Hit his first MLB triple (7/24 vs. PHI).
Rookie OF began the season on the Major League roster and spent the majority of his season with St. Louis. Made 29 starts (CF-27, RF-1, LF-1). Led all MLB rookies with 11 pinch-hits (T9th among all National League players). Led the team with 48 pinch at-bats. Was optioned 5/12 (Berkman activated) butrecalled three days later(5/15, Jay DL). Remained on the roster until an option on 7/13 to Memphis (AAA), before a final recall on 8/3. Had one of his best offensive games 6/7 at HOU, going 3-4 with HR &2 RBI. Went 2-4 with game-winning RBI(1st of his career) 7/1 vs.PIT. Batted .300 BA(21-70) with 5 steals in 18 games while at Triple-A. 2012 POSTSEASON: Played in his first Major League postseason...appeared in 10 games with nine plate apps.(pinch ran)....went 0-6 as a pinch hitter, with one pinch walk and appeared in the field three times (two in LF,once in RF) ... walked & scored in pinch AB during Division Series Game 5 at Washington...had RBI groundout in League Championship Series Game 3 vs. San Francisco.
Started the season at Memphis (AAA) before a fractured cheek bone, suffered in an outfield collision with Andrew Brown just six games into the season, sidelined him for nearly three months (4/17-7/14). Finished the season in St. Louis following his purchase on 9/2. ... Played nine games at the Major League level recording seven at-bats while filling in defensively at all three outfield positions. ... In 56 total minor league games, batted .309 (68-220) with 7 HR and 31 RBI and was 9-of-10 in stolen base attempts. ... Despite playing in only 43 games at Memphis, ranked third on the team in triples (3) and stolen bases (9). ... Rehabbed for six games with the Gulf Coast Cardinals (R) from 7/6-13 before getting recalled to Springfield (AA). ... Batted .484 (15-31) in seven games in Springfield (AA), recording a hit in each game and going 5-for-5 with his first career multi-HR game vs. Tulsa (7/20). ... Hit walk-off grand slam vs. Iowa (8/1) off Scott Maine with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. It was his second multi-HR game during the season and second in 12 days. The grand slam was his second career. ... Committed one error in 120 total chances for a .992 fielding percentage.
Played 26 games, starting 25 in centerfield at Memphis (AAA), before dislocating his left-shoulder on 5/8 sidelining him for the
rest of the season. ... Batted .476 (10-21, 2 HR, 12 RBI) with runners in scoring position and .500 (6-12) w/RISP and 2 outs. ... Committed one error in 66 total chances for a .985 fielding percentage, while registering one outfield assist. ... Smacked left-handed pitchers at a .458 clip (11-24). ... Knocked in a run in seven of his last nine games before season-ending surgery on his left shoulder (5/8). ... Rated as the "Best Defensive Outfielder" in the Cardinals organization for the second consecutive season by Baseball America
's "Best Tools" survey.
Started the season in Memphis (AAA), but was called up on 5/7 vs. PIT making his Major League debut for 11 games before
getting optioned back to Memphis on 5/20. Batted .240 (6-25) while playing mostly in right and center field...Recorded first ML hit, a pinch-hit double, off Jared Burton at CIN (5/10)...Went 2-for-4 with first ML stolen base vs. MIL (5/16), culminating a five-game hitting streak (6-16, .375) from 5/10-16...Played in100 games at Memphis, starting 96 in center field. Missed time from 4/28 to 5/5 with a cyst on his right shin...Tied for team lead with eight sac hits, third in stolen bases (16), fourth in doubles (18) and fifth in runs (46) and hits (82)...Totaled second-best RBI mark knocking home five runs at SLC (8/6) including first pro grand slam off Francisco Rodriguez...Recorded the ninth best average (.333, 7-21) in the AAA playoffs, including hits in six of seven playoff games...Has only had one period of his career (4 games from 7/22-8/17/08...including injury time) in which he went more than three
games without a hit...Listed as "Best Defensive Outfielder" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.
Played in 105 games between Springfield (AA) and
Memphis (AAA)...named Cardinals organizational Player of the
Month for April (.410 avg, 32-78)...honored as Texas League
Player-of-the-Week (5/5-11) batting .652 (15-23) with four doubles
...selected to the Texas League All-Star Game but did not appear
due to recall to Memphis...placed on the D.L. from 7/25 to 8/15
with a strained right oblique...went without a hit for six games
(7/18-8/17), the first time in his career without a hit for more than
a three-game stretch...appeared in 26 games for the Peoria
Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League and batted .280 (30-107)
while leading the team in runs (27) and at-bats (107)...had two HRs
and 24 RBI...tied for 3rd in the AFL with eight stolen bases.
Foot injury limited him to 47 games between Palm Beach (A) and a rehab stint at Gulf Coast ... recorded hits in 35 of 43 games at Palm Beach ... was third on the squad w/14 stolen bases.
Played in 63 games at Quad Cities (A) following the draft ... recorded hits in 47 of 63 games ... put together a Midwest League best 21-game hitting streak from 7/2-26 (32-86, .372) ... only committed one error in 146 TC to lead outfielders (.993) and finished second on the team with five outfield assists.