CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Perfect Game USA, one of the nation’s leaders in amateur baseball scouting, has named former Newark Pilot pitcher Robert Robbins the seventh-best professional prospect in NCAA Division III heading into the 2016 season.
Robbins, a senior at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., is coming off of a phenomenal junior campaign with the Ducks, having earned Empire 8 All-Conference First Team and D3baseball.com All-Region Third Team honors. He led the Stevens pitching staff – which includes 2014 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) Pitcher of the Year Jayson Yano – with 62 strikeouts in 57.0 innings of work. Robbins finished 2015 with a 5-1 record in 10 starts, and his 2.05 ERA was second-best in the Empire 8.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Robbins has a projectable 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame, helping him become the first baseball player from Stevens to earn a spot on Perfect Game’s list of top D-III prospects.
Robbins was part of the 2014 Pilots club that advanced to the PGCBL Championship Series. He made eight appearances, including six starts, compiling a 3-2 record with 21 strikeouts in 32.1 innings. He twirled seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win in the 2014 season opener at Glens Falls. Robbins also threw seven scoreless in wins over Utica on June 14, 2014, and Albany on June 20, 2014, the former earning him PGCBL Pitcher of the Week.
The righty was also named to Collegiate Baseball’s Players to Watch List for 2016.