Robinson Castro Cancel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Escuela Leonides Morales Rodriguez
- Debut September 3, 1999
- Last Game June 5, 2011
- Born May 4, 1976 in Lajas, P.R.
Robinson Cancel, whose first major league season was in 1999, made it back to the major leagues with the New York Mets in June 2008 for his mot extensive look, 27 games. On August 11, 2008, he hit his only home run, a solo shot off the Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Zach Duke in the 6th inning of a 7-5 loss. Following '08, he was back for three more games, one with the Mets in 2009 and two with the 2011 Houston Astros. In 45 career games, he was 20-for-100 (.200).
Cancel's minor league career stretched from 1994 through 2013. He played for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League in 2010 and wrapped his pro career in the Mexican League, first with the Monterrey Sultanes in 2012 and then with the Minatitlan Petroleros in 2013. Cancel became a manager with the GCL Braves in 2015 and Danville Braves in 2016. He moved to the Colorado Rockies' organization as coach of the Boise Hawks in 2017 before seizing the skipper's reins of the Asheville Tourists in 2018-2019. Cancel was slated to return to Asheville in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the minor league season to be cancelled.
Cancel also has winter league coaching and managerial experience. He served as a coach for the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League during the 2017/2018 season. The following year he replaced Lorenzo Bundy as team manager on 11/3/2018, but was himself fired on 1/6/2019. The following winter he replaced Jesus Feliciano as Indios de Mayaguez manager on 11/21/2019. In this instance, Cancel finished the season as manager. Replacing managers is a popular technique in the winter leagues to try and change a team's performance, much more so than in MLB. Cancel has been hired to manage the Tiburones de Aguadilla team in 2020/2021. The Sharks play in Puerto Rico's Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2015||GCL Braves||Gulf Coast League||27-33||11th||Atlanta Braves|
|2016||Danville Braves||Appalachian League||31-36||7th||Atlanta Braves|
|2018||Asheville Tourists||South Atlantic League||64-73||10th||Colorado Rockies|
|2019||Asheville Tourists||South Atlantic League||68-72||8th||Colorado Rockies|
|2021||Fresno Grizzlies||Low-A West||Colorado Rockies|