About Austin Robinson

Austin Robinson

Austin is Baltimore born and bred. At 16, he is a huge sports fan, with baseball and the Orioles at the top of the list. He is always looking to learn about baseball, loves to analyze players with sabermetric approaches, and enjoys the roots and history of the sport. He currently resides in Parkville. The Terps and Ravens are next on his list of favorite sports teams. Highlights of his fandom include standing in the RF flag court for Game 2 of the 2012 ALDS (Orioles vs Yankees), sitting ten rows back right by first base for the Orioles' AL East Clinching Win in 2014, and sitting in the CF bleachers for Delmon Young's historic double in the 2014 ALDS against the Tigers. You can follow him on Twitter @AustinRobo15.

Can Wesley Wright Can Help O’s Replace Andrew Miller?

orioles pitcher with arm back during mid pitch
Everyone remembers just how pivotal Andrew Miller was for the Orioles during the stretch run in 2014. It was obviously a huge acquisition, because the Orioles weren’t the only team in on the lanky lefty; the Tigers were the other contender with serious interest. But Miller was due for free agency after his two months with the O’s, and he followed the money to the Bronx to become a member of the New York Yankees. Many fans were hopeful that the O’s would be competitive in the bidding and possibly […]

What are the O’s Getting in Everth Cabrera?

oriole player holding bat on shoulder wearing baseball cap
What are the O’s getting in Everth Cabrera? Cabrera is a typical Dan Duquette signing: very low risk, with the potential for a very high reward. [Related: Cabrera Another Deft Duquette Signing] Cabrera, primarily a shortstop but a guy who could also play second base, has had an up and down career. In 2009, he posted a solid .342 OBP and 25 stolen bases; however, he only put up a 95 OPS+ to go along with a 95 wRC+ (both on scale of 100 being league average; league and park adjusted). […]

What Happened to Chris Davis in 2014?

Chris Davis smirks while in extended Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles.
We can’t sugarcoat it  – Chris Davis was painful to watch in 2014, especially after the fabulous 2013 he had. 53 HR, .370 OBP, and a ridiculous .348 ISO (Isolated Power – in 2013, the next highest among players with at least 250 Plate Appearances was Miguel Cabrera with a .288). However, in 2014 Davis ceased to be of virtually any value. But why? First, lets start with a few encouraging signs – signs that tell me he does have a chance to return to, if not 2013 levels, maybe […]

Who’s Leading Off in 2015?

batter for baltimore orioles
Nick Markakis won’t be back for the Orioles in 2015. Thankfully, Markakis’ offensive production is extremely replaceable. He doesn’t have much power (14 HRs, .386 SLG percentage in 2014), and is below average on the basepaths (four SB, -2.7 baserunning runs above average). The most glaring issue facing manager Buck Showalter, though, is replacing Nick’s .342 OBP atop the order. So who will replace Nick at the top of the Birds’ lineup? One option is Alejandro De Aza. De Aza owned a .314 OBP last season, which pales in comparison to […]

Why is the O’s Rotation Perennially Undervalued?

Kevin Gausman throws in Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles, 2013.
“They need an ace.” “They’re a collection of number three and four starters.” “They will never win a World Series with that kind of rotation.” We’ve all heard it – for the past three years, and even before that really. And we will continue to hear it until the Orioles do finally have an ace – which is hopefully this season or next, as hopefully at least one of Kevin Gausman or Dylan Bundy reach their potential. Now, I can admit that the Orioles rotation is somewhat makeshift. Still, Chris […]
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