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Detroit Tigers Prospect & D3 Alum Robert Klinchock

Detroit Tigers prospect Robert Klinchock joins the Hustle & Motivate podcast for an interview about his journey from D3 to the MLB Draft
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Robert Klinchock is a left-handed pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. Despite pitching 3 straight complete game shut-outs and helping Shenandoah University win back-to-back conference championships, he wasn’t invited to any pre-draft workouts.

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 35th round, Klinchock became one of just nine Division 3 players selected in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Listen to our conversation by tapping the play button below. Or tap the icon of your favorite podcast platform to listen on the go!

Show Notes

[2:09] Sprouting up from 5’7″ to 6’2″

[6:50] Modeling his game after a pro

[9:55] Handling the ups and downs of being a D3 student-athlete

[16:30] Draft day

[26:55] Caught in the middle of a crazy minor league baseball promotion

After Listening…

You can keep up with Robert Klinchock on Instagram @Bobby_Joe_K.

We wish him the best of luck this season when baseball is finally back!

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Division III baseball alum (McDaniel College) and founder of Joker Mag. Sharing underdog stories to inspire the next generation.



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