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#8 Daniel Cabrera Season 2025

Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Parkview Baptist HS

2018 U.S. Collegiate National Team Member 
2018 Freshman All-American (NCBWA, Perfect Game, D1 Baseball, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America)
2018 Freshman All-SEC
SEC Freshman of the Week (May 14, 2018)
2018 Louisiana Freshman of the Year

MLB Draft: 26th Round in 2017 (San Diego Padres); Competitive Balance 2nd Round in 2020 (No. 62 overall; Detroit Tigers)

A very developed hitter who rarely strikes out and hits the ball with authority … an outstanding defensive outfielder that possesses a strong and accurate arm … the Tigers’ primary leftfielder for the past two seasons, he will start in right field in 2020 … made an immediate impact upon the LSU lineup in 2018, earning Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC recognition … batted .300 in 14 games in the summer of 2018 with the U.S. Collegiate National Team with one double, a team-high two homers and six RBI … will wear jersey No. 8 in 2020, the number that is given to the LSU upperclassman who best epitomizes leadership in the Tigers’ program … wore jersey No. 2 in his first two seasons at LSU … named to the Cape Cod League All-Star Team in the summer of 2019 as a member of the Harwich (Mass.) Mariners, posting five doubles, one triple, two homers and 14 RBI.

2020 Season
Batted .345 (20-for-58) in the shortened 2020 season with three doubles, two homers, 12 RBI, 14 runs and six stolen bases … collected seven RBI in the final five games of the season, and he finished the year tied for the team lead in RBI (12) and in hits (20) … batted .500 (5-for-10) in LSU’s three games at the Shriners College Classic in Houston (Feb. 28-March 1) with one homer, two RBI and four runs scored … his two-run homer on Feb. 28 versus Texas was the game-winning hit, as it erased a 3-2 UT lead in the sixth inning and the Tigers went on to secure a 4-3 victory … Cabrera was 3-for-4 in the game with the homer, two RBI and two runs scored.

2019 Season
Played in 59 games (58 starts in left field, 1 at DH), batting .284 (64-for-225) with 12 doubles, two triples, 12 homers, 50 RBI and 40 runs … collected six doubles, one triple, seven homers, 25 RBI and 18 runs in 26 SEC regular-season games … batted .364 (4-for-11) in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double and five runs scored … launched a pair of solo homers on May 9 at Arkansas, marking his second two-homer game of the season … belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning versus Ole Miss (May 3), extending LSU’s lead from 4-3 to 7-3 in an eventual 8-3 win for the Tigers … batted .429 (6-for-14) in Florida series (April 18-20) with one double, one triple, one homer and six RBI … provided the game-winning walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning on March 20 to lift LSU to a 5-4 victory over Nicholls … 5-for-12 in Kentucky series (March 16-17) with one double and three RBI … 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, one RBI and three runs scored versus Texas Southern (March 13) … 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in LSU’s season-opening win over UL-Monroe (Feb. 15).

2018 Season
Played in 63 games (58 starts), batting .315 (69-for-219) with 18 doubles, two triples, eight homers, 54 RBI and 38 runs … started 34 games in left field, five games in right field and 19 games at DH … hit .342 (26-for-76) with runners in scoring position … batted .324 (33-for-102) in SEC regular-season games with six doubles, two triples, five homers, 27 RBI and 17 runs … ranked seventh in the SEC in doubles with 18 and eighth in the league in RBI with 54 … posted a 12-game hitting streak – LSU’s second-longest of the season – from May 9 through May 25 … batted .320 in the SEC Tournament with two doubles, five RBI and three runs … named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 14 after he enjoyed an incredible week in leading LSU to three wins in four games, including an SEC series victory over Alabama … Cabrera hit .769 (10-for-13) in four games (May 9-13) with two doubles, one triple, two homers and 10 RBI … in the Tigers’ series victory over Alabama (May 11-13), he hit .700 (7-for-10) with two doubles, one triple, one homer and six RBI … blasted a three-run homer and was 3-for-4 at the plate with a career-best four RBI in win over McNeese (May 9) … launched a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a six-run frame and give the Tigers a 9-7 win over Tennessee on April 15 … 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in LSU’s 4-0 win over Mississippi State on March 31 … 2-for-3 with a triple, one RBI and two runs in March 24 win at Vanderbilt … in LSU’s 10-4 win over Tulane on March 21, Cabrera collected a career-high four hits – including two doubles – scored three runs and posted one RBI … 3-for-4 with two doubles on March 9 vs. Hawaii … 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in February 23 win over Texas.

Prior to LSU
Rated the No. 82 prospect in the 2017 MLB Draft by Baseball America and named the top player in Louisiana by Max Preps … played in the summer of 2017 in the Cal Ripken League – a collegiate summer league – for the Gaithersburg (Md.) Giants, and he batted .339 (38-for-107) with seven doubles, three homers, 21 RBI, 22 runs and 11 stolen bases … was voted Baseball America’s No. 2 pro prospect in the Cal Ripken League … earned 2017 first-team all-state recognition, batting .510 on the year at Parkview Baptist High School with 25 RBI … played his first three high school seasons at John Curtis HS in River Ridge, La., where he was named the Outstanding Player in the New Orleans Metro Area in 2015 and 2016 … batted .393 in 2016 at John Curtis with 13 doubles, one triple, three homers, 20 RBI and 21 runs; also pitched 23 innings, recording 36 strikeouts and a 1.22 ERA. 

Full name is Daniel Reed Cabrera … parents are Lenny and Nancy Cabrera … majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU … born September 5, 1998.

Cabrera’s LSU Career Highs 
At-Bats: 8 vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)
Hits: 4 vs. Tulane (3/21/18)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Tulane (3/21/18); vs. Texas Southern (3/13/19)
Doubles: 2 two times; most recently vs. Tulane (3/21/18)
Triples: 1 four times; most recently vs. Florida (4/18/19)
Home Runs: 2 vs. UL-Monroe (2/15/19); at Arkansas (5/9/19)
RBI: 5 vs. UL-Monroe (2/15/19)

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