Kramer Robertson made his name playing for the LSU Tigers during his collegiate baseball career. He had a great college career that led to him being drafted with the No. 124 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
During his 54 games during the 2017 season with the Cardinals’ organization, Robertson ended up compiling a .270 batting average to go along with three home runs, 13 RBI’s, 36 strikeouts, and 10 walks. Those numbers backed up the thought process behind drafting him. St. Louis couldn’t be more excited to see what kind of production he has in 2018.
Being drafted by the Cardinals was not Robertson’s first draft experience. He was selected in the 2016 draft by the Cleveland Indians in the 32nd round. Robertson chose not to take that deal and instead returned to LSU to finish out his college career with the Tigers.
Returning to LSU paid off in a big way for Robertson. As a senior, he helped lead the Tigers to the National Championship series against the Florida Gators. Unfortunately, LSU was unable to win the championship, but it provided Robertson with a lot of valuable experience.
Looking into the future, Robertson has high upside. He is a quality middle infielder for the Cardinals’ organization and it would not be shocking to see him work his way into the majors in the future.
Evan Massey of Lifestyle Sports 101 had the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with Robertson. Many topics were discussed and whether you’re a Cardinals’ fan or simply an MLB fan in general, this interview is must-read material.
First up on the agenda was to find out how life in the Cardinals’ organization has been going for Robertson.
“It’s been an enjoyable experience so far. It is a first class organization and I feel lucky to be a part of it.”
We then talked about who Robertson’s favorite team and player were growing up and how it feels to finally have all his hard work pay off now that he is a professional ball player.
“I was a big Texas Ranger and Alex Rodriguez fan. Their games were only about a 90 minute drive for me so I got to go to those games often. Being a pro baseball player is a goal I’ve had for as long as I can remember so it is really excited for a dream to become reality.”
Those who haven’t had a chance to see Robertson play will have the chance to find out what he can bring to the diamond in his own words.
“I feel that I bring versatility and athleticism to a team. I take great pride in being a tough out at the plate and being a consistent defender.”
At this point in his career, Robertson has honed in on some of his biggest strengths and weaknesses.
“I think one of my biggest strengths would be that I’m an experienced, mature player that has gone through the ups and downs of baseball before and I know how to handle them well. As for a weakness, I would like to continue to work on consistency in all aspects of my game. I believe that is what sets apart good players from great players.”
Robertson has already set some goals for the upcoming 2018 baseball season.
“For one, I would like to keep adjusting to the professional game and keep getting better. I also hope that I can continue to move up through the Cardinals system.”
If you’re a young player with dreams of playing professional baseball, Robertson has some quality advice for you.
“Don’t rush anything, cherish every moment and enjoy the entire process. If you want something bad enough go get it. Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something.”
What is Robertson like when he isn’t playing the game he loves? He let us in on who he is away from baseball.
“During the season I like to sleep just about every chance I get away from the field! I normally take it easy and watch TV shows or play video games and get rest. During the offseason I am more active and enjoy hanging with friends or traveling and having a good time.”
In closing, Robertson gave a shoutout to his alma mater with a simple, “Geaux Tigers!!”
We hope that you have enjoyed this interview with Kramer and will continue following him as he looks to take the next step in his career in 2018. St. Louis fans should get excited about him and the future couldn’t be brighter moving forward.