Florida outfielder Michael Robertson enters transfer portal

Florida outfielder Michael Robertson has entered the transfer portal, Gator Country learned on Tuesday. Robertson spent three seasons in Gainesville and totaled 104 starts, most of which were in center field. The Venice, Florida native is draft eligible and has two years of eligibility remaining.

Robertson hit .254 in 2024 but had started to come alive in the final month of the season, going 18-51 (.327) at the plate in the final 15 games of the season, which included four multi-hit postseason games.

“I think I’ve been a little inconsistent this year and I’m starting to feel a little bit better here. I’m just doing what I can to simply have quality at bats and turn the lineup over, do whatever I can to help us win,” Robertson said during his hot streak.

Hitting out of the nine-hole the majority of the season, Robertson’s job was to turn the lineup over for top of the Gators’ order. But against Clemson in game two of the Super Regionals, Robertson ended the game by driving a 1-0 middle-middle sinker into the left center field gap with the bases loaded, plating two runs to send the Florida Gators back to the College World Series in walk-off fashion.

“I was just ecstatic for him to have that opportunity, and obviously he had a great at-bat and left on left and stayed on it. Yeah, I was just really pleased for him obviously,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said after Robertson’s walk-off double.

“That’s just Mikey,” Jac Caglianone added.

This wasn’t the only clutch postseason play Robertson made in his Gators career. Leading 3-2 against TCU in the College World Series, Robertson entered the game in center field as a defensive replacement. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Robertson soared through the air to come up with the final out of the game before crashing into the center field fence, sending Florida to the College World Series Finals.

“The catch he made last year was one I’ll never forget obviously,” O’Sullivan said while looking back on Robertson’s career.

After not appearing in any games in 2022, Robertson began the 2023 season as Florida’s starting center fielder. Robertson would go on to hit .231 in 66 starts but would eventually get benched and only used as a defensive replacement throughout the postseason. Robertson had 0-27 and 1-34 spans at the plate in 2023.

Robertson could decide to try his talents at the professional level or contiune his career in college with two years of elgibilty remaining.

Nick Marcinko
Nick is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications. He is passionate about all sports but specifically baseball and football. Nick interned at Inside the Gators and worked part time with Knights247 before joining the Gator Country family. Nick enjoys spending his free time golfing and at the beach.