Cardinals take Robbins in fifth round

Mississippi State signee Walker Robbins was drafted 166th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Mississippi State signee Walker Robbins was drafted 166th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

John Cohen‘s recruiting class took a potential hit Friday as the St. Louis Cardinals selected Mississippi State signee Walker Robbins.

Robbins, an outfielder/ pitcher from George County, was drafted with the final pick of the fifth round (166th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals also selected MSU pitcher Dakota Hudson in the first round on Thursday.

Robbins was the Class 6A Player of the Year were he hit .477 with nine doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs while also recording an 8-2 record on the mound with a 0.67 earned run average in 72 2/3 innings. He threw two no-hitters and a perfect game.

St. Louis drafted 6-foot-3, 210-pound left-hander as an outfielder.

Robbins’ slot value is $315,600 and will have until July 15 to sign with the Cardinals.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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