October 31, 2017 - American Association (AA) - Lincoln Saltdogs
LINCOLN, NE - The Lincoln Saltdogs and the American Association jointly announced today that the Arizona Diamondbacks purchased the contract of Joe Robbins.
Robbins is the 53rd Saltdogs player sold to an MLB organization and the 30th since 2011. He is the fifth player picked up by an affiliated team 2017, following LHP Casey Crosby who had his contract purchased on October 11th. Robbins follows LHP Cesilio Pimentel as the second Saltdogs player to catch the eye of the Diamondbacks this year. Pimentel was signed on August 11th and finished the season with the D-Backs' Pioneer League affiliate.
The Saltdogs signed Robbins to his first professional contract on July 4th. The 23-year-old made an immediate impact for the Saltdogs. He hit .302 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs over 49 regular season games. He used his speed to get 12 doubles, four triples and an inside-the-park home run in addition to eight stolen bases.