Detroit drafts Robson in eighth round

Mississippi State outfielder Jacob Robson (7) was drafted by the Detroit Tigers on Friday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State outfielder Jacob Robson (7) was drafted by the Detroit Tigers on Friday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Center fielder Jacob Robson became the third Mississippi State player selected in the MLB Draft on Friday and fourth overall after he was picked up in the eighth round (235th overall) by the Detroit Tigers.

It was the second time the redshirt junior has been drafted after going in the 30th round to the San Diego Padres during the 2012 MLB Draft out of high school.

Robson has played in 168 games during his four years in Starkville including 127 starts. The 5-foot-8, 175-pound Canadian has started 48 of the 49 games he has appeared in this season batting .328 with six doubles, four triples, a home run and 24 RBIs. He also tops the team with 18 stolen bases in 20 attempts.

Robson is the first MSU player picked by the Tigers since Brett Pirtle in 2014. His slot value is $181,600 and will have until July 15 to reach an agreement with Detroit.

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