Darryl Robinson

  • Hitting Coach


No stranger to The Region, Darryl Robinson is set for his first season as the new RailCats Hitting Coach.  Most recently, he served as the Hitting Coach for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A affiliate. 

A Chicago native, the Kansas City Royals selected Robinson in the 2nd round of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft out of Whitney Young Magnet High School.  He played seven seasons in the Royals system, reaching as high as Double-A, before playing five seasons in independent baseball for the Sioux Falls Explorers, Aberdeen Pheasants, Minot Mallards, Allentown Ambassadors, Atlantic City Surf, and Nashua Pride. 

Upon the conclusion of his playing career, Robinson joined the Houston Astros organization and became the Hitting Coach for their High-A affiliate, the Lancaster JetHawks.  There, he secured two California League Championships and developed the next wave of Astros stars, including Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, and George Springer, that helped them win the 2017 World Series.  After eight seasons in Lancaster, the Astros promoted Robinson to the same position with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, where he worked for two seasons before joining the IronPigs.