Detroit Selects Daniel Cabrera in MLB Draft

LSU Outfielder is the No. 62 Overall Pick

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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Detroit Selects Daniel Cabrera in MLB Draft

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior outfielder Daniel Cabrera was selected Thursday on Day 2 of the 2020 MLB Draft. Cabrera was selected in the second round (pick No. 62) by the Detroit Tigers.

Thursday’s selection marked the second time Cabrera has been chosen in the MLB Draft. He was selected in 2017 as a high school senior by the San Diego Padres (26th round).

A 2020 Baseball America First-Team Preseason All-American, Cabrera is a career .305 hitter at LSU with 33 doubles, four triples, 22 homers and 116 RBI.

A product of Baton Rouge, Cabrera wore jersey No. 8 this season, the number that is given to the LSU upperclassman who best epitomizes leadership in the Tigers’ program.

He batted .345 in the shortened 2020 season (17 games) with three doubles, two homers and 12 RBI. Cabrera played in 59 games for the Tigers in 2019, batting .284 with 12 doubles, two triples, 12 homers, 50 RBI and 40 runs.

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.