Daniel Robertson was once the future shortstop of the Oakland Athletics organization. He was their top prospect and heir apparent to their lacking middle infield.
However, A’s general manager Billy Beane doesn’t always have the luxury of keeping all the players he’s brought up through the organization. He doesn’t even have the luxury of keepinghis best players like All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson.
He needed a player like Ben Zobrist to take over at second base and be the back man for just about everyother position in case the need arises during the 2015 season.
So Beane traded one of his most coveted prospects shortstop Daniel Robertson along with outfield prospect Boog Powell and big league catcher John Jaso to the Tampa Bay Rays for Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar.
Robertson is now the Tampa Bay Rays’ second-ranked prospect. Last year at High Class-A Advanced Stockton Robertson hit .310/.402/.471 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI in what was his breakout season, at least so far.
To learn more about Robertson, you can read the full version of this post on Baseball Hot Corner via the link below: