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Published On: March 12th, 2018


Stanford Product Entered College a Year Early

(Rochester, Minn.) –  The Rochester Honkers have announced the signing of Christian Robinson, a freshman from Stanford University.

Robinson is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound outfielder from Melbourne, Fla. Robinson was selected in the 27th round in the 2017 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres out of Viera High School. He was a first team All-Region selection and a second team All-American by Perfect Game. Robinson holds the Viera High School career home run record and led them to two district championships. He participated in the prestigious Team USA Tournament of Stars.  Robinson got reclassified as a junior in 2016 so the he’d graduate and take the next step in his baseball career a year earlier.

Robinson go this first collegiate at bat Sunday in the 9th inning, with Stanford leading Texas 11-1.  He struck out looking on a 3-2 count.

The 14-2 Stanford Cardinals are currently ranked 7th in the country according to  They host the University of Southern California (USC) this weekend for a three-game series starting on Friday.

The Rochester Honkers 25th season begins on Tuesday, May 29th when the team hosts the Eau Claire Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. 5-Game Packs and Kids Club Memberships are available now!  Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, Suites and Patios are also available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information. 


The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.