Cabrera Named First-Team Preseason All-American

Junior from Baton Rouge will be the Tigers' Starting Rightfielder in 2020

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
Cabrera Named First-Team Preseason All-American

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior outfielder Daniel Cabrera was named a 2020 First-Team Preseason All-American Monday by Baseball America magazine.

The Tigers’ primary leftfielder for the past two seasons, Cabrera will start in right field in 2020. He is a career .300 hitter with 30 doubles, four triples, 20 homers and 104 RBI. A product of Baton Rouge, Cabrera will wear jersey No. 8 this season, the number that is given to the LSU upperclassman who best epitomizes leadership in the Tigers’ program.

He played in 59 games for LSU in 2019, batting .284 with 12 doubles, two triples, 12 homers, 50 RBI and 40 runs. He was named to the Cape Cod League All-Star Team last summer as a member of the Harwich (Mass.) Mariners, posting five doubles, one triple, two homers and 14 RBI.

Cabrera batted .315 as a Freshman All-American in 2018 with 18 doubles, two triples, eight homers and 54 RBI. He earned Freshman All-SEC honors, and he finished seventh in the league in doubles and eighth in RBI.

Cabrera played in the summer of 2018 as a starting outfielder for the United States Collegiate National Team, batting .300 in 14 games with one double, a team-high two homers and six RBI.

LSU opens the 2020 season at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, February 14, versus Indiana in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.