Cardinals ink MSU signee Robbins

Walker Robbins has signed a $450,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Walker Robbins has signed a $450,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Walker Robbins becomes the second signing class casualty for Mississippi State.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed the George County standout to a $450,000 contract on Thursday. Robbins was selected in the fifth round (166th overall), a pick that had a slot value of $315,600.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound southpaw was the Class 6A Player of the Year after hitting .477 with nine doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs. Robbins also went 8-2 on the mound with a 0.67 ERA and threw two no-hitters and a perfect game.

The Cardinals drafted Robbins as an outfielder. He joins juco pitcher Colin Holderman as members of MSU’s class to sign professionally. Pitcher Douglas Ashcraft and catcher Dustin Skelton were drafted last week but have yet to sign.

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