Robertson doesn't look the part of a traditional, prototypical third baseman at 6-feet and 180 pounds, and appears to try and compensate for the lack of natural power which creates poor swing mechanics and an approach that needs refined. Scouts expect a more advanced plan this season and saw glimpses over the summer showcase circuit. One area scout opined that Robertson is "the new age third baseman if he can show he can hit first, hit for power second." He's signed on to play at UCLA and projects as a Day 2 selection.
--Jason A. Churchill
UCLA Release, Nov. 11, 2011
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Upland High School (Upland, Calif.) under head coach Mike Alonso ... batted .545 as a junior (2011), totaling six home runs, eight doubles, 22 RBI and 21 runs ... earned first-team All-Baseline League accolades as a junior ... batted .380 as a sophomore (2010), recording two home runs, 11 doubles, 33 RBI and 24 runs ... played for the Milwaukee Brewers Scout Team at the 2011 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. ... ranked No. 99 in Perfect Game USA's list of the top 300 prospects eligible for the 2012 MLB Draft ... listed by Baseball America as one of the top 20 prospects at the 2011 Perfect Game National Showcase.
Head Coach John Savage: "Daniel is one of the most complete position players in southern California. He can hit to all fields and has emerged as one of the best defenders in the nation. Daniel, along with Ty Moore and Darrell Miller, will be able to hit right away in our program."