Robbins On Ragin’ Cajuns 2016 Season [VIDEO]
Joe Robbins is listed as an infielder, but you might catch him all around the field for the Ragin' Cajuns this season.
Tony Robichaux has as a wonderland of options to play with this year, thanks to consecutive recruiting classes stacked with top level talent. The jumble creates a logjam at certain positions, but it also allows for versatile players to flow into the spots of need. Robbins' can play at shortstop or third base, as well as in the outfield. He provides a couple different tools for Coach Robe's growing tool set.
The redshirt junior is a jovial character on the squad, and he was happy to be back to full health last year after missing an entire year with an injury.
“It was hard to sit in the stands and watch that while you wish you could be out on the field," Robbins said. "The faster I got out here, the happier I was.”
Spending time on the rehab table can suck the fun out of the game, but he did his time and made it out the other side to play in 57 games. He started over 40 games at third base and in the outfield last season, so expect him to find a way to impact games again this year.
Even if he doesn't start some games, he provides pop as a pinch hitter and a reliable glove wherever he lands in the field. Players like that are a coach's best friend.
We spent some time with Robbins at Media Day, and he shared his thoughts on the team's pitching staff, his road to recovery, and of course, the season ahead.