“The report really enabled me to better understand what a MLB-level scout sees as my strengths but also areas where I can improve. That level of professional and data-driven feedback is rare and it allowed me to work with my coaches to craft a more personalized training regimen.” – Robbie Demetree
One of the more intriguing infielders in the 2024 class is set to show what he can do on the big stage.
University of Central Florida commit Robbie Demetree earned his way to the upcoming New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Main Event — set for September 29-October 1 — with a big showing at the National Combine, where the scouting staff raved about a six-foot-one, 195-pound frame that plays bigger, with “very strong shoulders and powerful legs” as well as “good arm strength” among the many boxes he checked in Nashville.
Demetree was first seen earlier in the summer at the TNXL Academy/Canes Scout Day, showing plenty there to get an invite to Nashville in the first place. His relationship with the Future Stars Series has been a short one, but one that’s also paid quick dividends.
“The unique approach of the Future Stars Series being focused on development and providing me with a report card based on the way major league scouts look at players has been extremely helpful,” Demetree said. “The report really enabled me to better understand what a MLB-level scout sees as my strengths but also areas where I can improve. That level of professional and data-driven feedback is rare and it allowed me to work with my coaches to craft a more personalized training regimen.”
Demetree has been working hard with Brian Martinez and the rest of the TNXL staff since Nashville in continuing to focus on specific areas of improvement and ways he can continue to refine his skills on the field, specifically working on getting faster and gaining agility to improve his overall athleticism and footwork on the field.
The next field he’ll set foot on to be able to show those gains? Well, it’s one he knows well. But, even though no one would blame a young player for being selfish in getting an experience like this, he also took the time to acknowledge the work he did in conjunction with the Future Stars Series Foundation in charitable fundraising as part of the event.
“Playing at Fenway is truly a dream come true,” Demetree said. “The rich history and iconic status of the park add an extra layer of excitement to the experience of competing with the best players in the country. I am thrilled to compete here but equally as grateful for the opportunity to be part of something much bigger than myself, including supporting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. This is truly a cause greater than myself and I couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of.”
Demetree has a bigger purpose in Boston in more ways than one, as he’s eager to show the countless big-league scouts and execs what kind of person he is through his faith.
“I believe that God has blessed me with the talent to play baseball, and I see every moment on the field as an opportunity to glorify Him,” he said. “I aim to embody all that Christ stands for in my interactions with others on and off the field. I aim to show that my faith is not just about words but action. I strive to illustrate the principles of hard work, dedication, commitment, and a competitor in all areas of life not just in baseball.
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