With his college journey complete, Kramer Robertson is embarking on the next stage of his life.
Robertson signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, the team that selected him in the fourth round of this month’s Major League Draft. The LSU shortstop and former Midway standout just wrapped up a sensational senior season that ended with the Tigers falling to Florida in the final of the College World Series.
Robertson hit .307 with eight home runs, 43 RBIs and a team-best 85 runs scored as a senior. After signing, he tweeted, “Fulfilled a childhood dream tonight and signed my first professional contract. Excited for the next chapter in my career.”
Based on baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, the value of Robertson’s draft position was $424,800.