Jacob Robson became the second Mississippi State player to sign with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
Robson joined teammate Zac Houston in inking with the Tigers and became the fourth Bulldog player to sign a professional contract since last week’s MLB Draft. Daniel Brown and Nathaniel Lowe have also signed.
The redshirt junior center fielder from Canada was drafted by Detroit in the eighth round with the 235th overall pick. He agreed to that selection’s slot value of $181,600.
Robson played in 169 games during his MSU career including 128 starts. The 5-foot-8, 175-pound started 49 of the 50 games in which he appeared in this spring and led the team with 16 stolen bases. He also hit .321 with six doubles, four triples, one home run and 24 RBIs.
It was the second time Robson had been drafted during his career having also been taken in the 30th round by the San Diego Padres in 2012.