BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera has been selected in Competitive Balance Round B (No. 62) overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2020 MLB Draft.
The pick is valued at about $1.1 million. Cabrera is expected to sign with the Tigers. He spoke Friday, June 12, on a Zoom call about getting his name called by Detroit.
“I’ve heard nothing but good things about the organization and how first-class they are, so I’m really excited to see where it goes,” said Cabrera. “And, it was just a super awesome day yesterday (Thursday, June 11) for my family and I.”
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound junior from Baton Rouge finished his collegiate career with a .305 batting average. He had 153 hits, 22 home runs, 116 RBIs, and scored 92 runs.
“I had some family ... my family over, some friends over ... and we kind of just hang out and were waiting to see what happened. And, when I heard my name, I just ... I was happy. It was an awesome day for my family and I. It’s been a long process and just a long time coming. I was just overwhelmed,” Cabrera added.
Cabrera attended Parkview Baptist High School.
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