In the first at bat of his second major league game, Daniel Robertson got his first MLB hit.
Robertson was drafted by the Oakland A’s with the 34th overall pick of the 2012 MLB Amatuer Draft out of Upland High School in southern California. Robertson played for three years in the A’s system, before being traded to Tampa Bay on January 10, 2015. Robertson was the top minor league piece in the deal which sent Ben Zobrist to Oakland and brought John Jaso to the Rays.
Robertson immediately became one of the Rays’ better prospects, and he entered the 2015 season a consensus top-70 prospect in all of baseball. After spending all of 2015 and 2016 in the Rays’ system, Robertson was named to the major league roster for 2017, an emotional day for the youngster.
Making my debut is a day I will never forget. The love and support I received is unmeasured. We'll be back at it tomorrow!— Daniel Robertson (@D_Robertson28) April 5, 2017
Robertson made his MLB debut on April 4th of this season, and although he went 0-for-4, a momentous occasion for the Upland native, but uneventful.
With the nerves probably a little more settled on Friday, it didn’t take Robertson long to collect his first hit, as he hit the first pitch he saw to the opposite field. It was a hard hit ball to left field, a no-doubt-about-it hit that drew an awesome reaction from Robertson’s mom.
If that’s not a proud mama, I don’t know what is.