SF Giants’ minor leaguer Drew Robinson earns No. 1 play on SportsCenter with diving snag

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In one of his final games before retiring to join the Giants’ front office as a mental health advocate, minor leaguer Drew Robinson made a sensational diving catch that earned him the No. 1 spot on SportsCenter’s top-10 plays of the day countdown.

Robinson, who announced his plans to retire over the weekend, will play his final game for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday against the Round Rock Express. The Las Vegas native lost his right eye after surviving a suicide attempt in March, 2020, but has become an inspiration to people battling mental health struggles with his perseverance and determination to get back on the diamond.

In his second-to-last game with the River Cats, Robinson raced in from right field in the top of the second inning Monday and made a tumbling catch that required him to maintain focus on the baseball after it initially popped out of his glove and into the air.

After getting his glove under the ball and watching it rise a few feet off the outfield grass, Robinson gained control of the ball with his glove hand outstretched from a seated position.

Going out on top!

On the night before his final game, @Drewrobbb made the best play in sports, garnering the #⃣1⃣ spot on #SCTop10 and a Must See SC segment! pic.twitter.com/33SJjCzlnp

— rivercats (@RiverCats) July 20, 2021

The catch has already become a signature moment of an unforgettable 2021 season for Robinson, who also launched one of his three home runs with the Sacramento River Cats during a season-opening series back in his hometown of Las Vegas.

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Robinson will transition into his new role with the Giants’ front office on Thursday.

The organization is also in the process of adding another outfielder to the Sacramento roster as 2017 first round draft choice Heliot Ramos is being promoted from Double-A to Triple-A.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

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