Kramer Robertson Signs With His MLB Team
His LSU Baseball career has come to an end, but Kramer Robertson’s baseball career still has life. Here’s more on his next step from the Louisiana Radio Network:
“Former LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson has signed with the Cardinals after St. Louis selected him in the fourth round earlier this month. Robertson hit .319 this past season for the Tigers.”
Based on MLB’s contract structures, Robertson’s contract should be around $425k, which is nearly twice what he would have received when he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 32nd round previously. All it took to get the extra was perform in Baton Rouge, where Robertson started every game for the Tigers for his Junior and Senior seasons.
Even though Robertson didn’t have the greatest stretch in Omaha this year, but the flashes he showed over his time in Baton Rouge was enough to show MLB teams he deserved to be the third Tiger drafted this year, behind Alex Lange (drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round) and Greg Deichmann (drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round).
Fulfilled a childhood dream tonight and signed my first professional contract. Excited for the next chapter in my career. pic.twitter.com/WQ4ESJqfhU
— Kramer Robertson (@KramerR3) June 29, 2017