Robinson Castro Cancel graduated from Leonides Morales High School in Lajas, PR in 1994...Played for the Puerto Rican Olympic Qualifying team in 2003, which was coached by Sandy Alomar, Sr...Also played for team Puerto Rico in "The Big League World Series" for 15 and 16-year olds in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1991...Was originally picked in the 16th round of the 1994 Free Agent Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.2009On September 22nd, he had a bone spur removed from his right elbow by Mets Team Physician Dr. Struan Coleman at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery...Spent the majority of the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League...Was recalled on July 30th and designated for assignment on August 2nd...Optioned back to Buffalo on August 4th...Popped out as a pinch hitter in his lone at-bat for New York, July 30th vs. Colorado...Led Buffalo catchers with 72 starts...Buffalo was 32-40 with a 3.92 ERA in the games Cancel caught...Was only hitting .217 (38-175) after the games of July 18th...Hit. .313 (26-83) the last 26 contests of the year to finish with a .248 mark...In 15 games in August, Robinson compiled a .383(18-47) average with 10 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBI...Finished third on the team with seven stolen bases in 10 attempts...Compiled a .294(15-51) batting average vs. left-handed pitching...For the year, he had seven games with two hits and six games with three hits...Threw out 18 of 66 runners (27 percent) who tried to steal against him, the seventh-best mark in the IL.2008Started the season on the Disabled List after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus of his left knee on March 28th...Was with the Mets four separate times during the year...His contract was selected the first time on June 4th from New
Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Was optioned back to New Orleans on June 7th...Was recalled on June 13th and
optioned back to the Zephyrs again on June 26th...Was recalled from New Orleans for the third time on July 11th and
optioned back to the minors on August 22nd...Was promoted from New Orleans for the fourth time on August 27th...Also performed in four games with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League from May 27th-May 30th...Hit safely in five of his nine starts as a catcher for the Mets...On July 20th, his pinch-hit double in the 10th inning started a two-run rally to give the Mets a 7-5 victory at Cincinnati...Hit his first major league home run on August 11th vs. Pittsburgh, a solo home run off of Zach Duke...Went 2-4 in that
contest...Collected his first hit with the Mets and first in the major leagues since September 21, 1999 with Milwaukee, on June 15th
vs. Texas...His two-run single snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning of New York's 4-2 victory in the second game of a
doubleheader...Made his first start since September 29, 1999 with Milwaukee vs. Pittsburgh on July 26th vs. St. Louis...Stole the first base
of his major league career in that game...Hit safely in 11 of the 15 games he played for New Orleans...Had five games with two hits and one game with three hits.2007Played in 20 games with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League from April 22nd-July 2nd...Went 3-4 vs. Akron on June 29th...For the B-Mets, appeared in 11 games in leftfield, five games as a catcher and one contest at first base...Joined New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League for the first time on April 28th...Played in 59 games at Triple-A.2006Finished fourth in the Independent League in stolen bases, third in games and strikeouts per plate appearances (one every 11.20 at bats).1999Made 12 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers in September...Knocked in two runs vs. the Cubs on September 18th...Had two hits vs. the Phillies on September 21st...Made his major league debut on September 3rd vs. St. Louis...Recorded his first hit against Ricky Bottalico in his first major league at-bat.