Sixteen days after getting drafted, former LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson inked his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
According to the Major League Baseball Collective Bargaining Agreement, the value of Kramer’s draft slot (4th round/No. 124 selection) is $424,800, 247 Sports reporter Shea Dixon noted.
Robertson called his signing the fulfillment of “a childhood dream” on Twitter.
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
Despite being drafted in 2016 by the Cleveland Indians (32nd round), Robertson turned down a $250,000 bonus, instead opting to return to LSU for his senior season.
In his final season at LSU, Robertson batted .319 while helping LSU reach the College World Series championship series where they fell to Florida.
Robertson started every game for the Tigers during his junior and senior seasons.
Robertson was the third LSU player selected in the 2017 MLB Draft, following RHP Alex Lange (1st round to Chicago Cubs) and OF Greg Deichmann (2nd round to Oakland Athletics).