Last but not least, we have shortstop Kramer Robertson. Robertson was one of the best shortstops in all of college baseball, and was popular all around his country for his slick fielding and hitting ability, and also dying his hair blonde for the College World Series in 2017.
In 2015, Louisiana State advanced to the College World Series, but the sophomore Robertson was left off of the roster to go to Omaha and was forced to watch his Tigers compete for a College World Series title from home.
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This took a toll on Robertson.
When he was headed home to Waco, Texas, where his mother lived and was also the head coach of the Baylor Bears women’s basketball team, Robertson recalled it being the “worst road trip of his life.” He even considered transferring from LSU, and a majority of the LSU Baseball team thought he was going to transfer as well. (H/T The Baton Rouge Advocate)
Robertson decided to stick with LSU, and two years later, it paid off. Kramer Robertson was a star player on a Louisiana State Tiger team that was stacked with talent, including first-round draft pick Alex Lange. They cruised to the College World Series and were ready to prove to the world that they were the best team in college baseball.
Robertson struggled in the College World Series though, going 5-20 (.250) and batting in two runs. His Tigers did pick up some of the weight though, but they fell just short as they lost in the College World Series final against the Florida Gators.
Now, Robertson is in the Cardinals farm system, currently with the Memphis Redbirds, and working towards a spot on the Cardinals 25-man roster. With the MLB Draft coming soon, the St. Louis Cardinals could potentially select a College World Series star and add to this list. Who could that be?