Whitney Robinson-Pierce

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Whitney Robinson-Pierce

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.

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Whitney Robinson-Pierce spent three years in Organized Baseball and has since bounced around the globe.

Robinson-Pierce was taken in the 32nd round of the 2002 amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles. He split 2002 between the Aberdeen Ironbirds (.149/.184/.191 in 15 G) and Bluefield Orioles (.211/.231/.237 in 18 G), serving as a backup catcher at both stops. In 2003, he was with the Delmarva Shorebirds (.188/.212/.188 in 10 G) and Aberdeen (.233/.342/.333 in 10 G). In '04, he played for Aberdeen (.174/.240/.174 in 7 G) and Delmarva (.083/.290/.083 in 20 G).

Let go by Baltimore in the winter of '05, he signed with the Chicago Cubs and re-leased weeks after spring training then on with the Gateway Grizzlies and hit .220/.316/.270 in 2005. In 2006, signed with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball league, in '07 he hit .404/.526/.877 for the Reussbuehl Eagles of the Swiss NLA. He drove in 28 runs in 57 games. '08, After a few months in the AWL, Arizona Winter League, signed with the Suix City Explorers of the Northern League and then traded to the Reno Silver sox of the Golden Baseball League. After being released by Reno he then signed with the H.S.C. RCH-Pinguïns of the Netherlands. In the 2008 Hoofdklasse campaign, Robinson-Pierce (now listed solely as Pierce) hit .191/.275/.281 in 25 games. In 20 games at catcher he threw out 15 of 38 would-be base-stealers.

Pierce signed with the Saarlouis Hornets of Germany for 2009. He debuted in the Bundesliga on April 4, going 0 for 4 with two strikeouts against the Mannheim Tornadoes. He hit .278/.392/.457. He did lead the southern Bundesliga-1 in runners gunned down, was 10th in OBP and second to Ray Stokes with 20 walks.

He next moved to the Austrian Baseball League's Schwaz Tigers for 2010. He won the Triple Crown (.423, 6 HR, 41 RBI) and took home the MVP award.