Tigers Sign 5th Draft Pick


The Detroit Tigers today announced that they have agreed to terms with competitive balance round B pick Daniel Cabrera, a left fielder from Louisiana State University. With the signing of Cabrera, the Tigers have now agreed to terms with five of their six selections from the 2020 MLB Draft.

Cabrera, 21, saw time in 140 games in his career at LSU, hitting .305/.392/.518 with 33 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 116 RBI. In 2018, he was named a freshman All-American by Baseball America, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Perfect Game, D1 Baseball and Collegiate Baseball. He was also selected to the All-SEC Freshman Team and played for the U.S. Collegiate National Team.

As a junior in 2020, Cabrera hit .345/.466/.500 with three doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI in 17 games before the season was prematurely ended. He was tied for the team lead in RBI and in hits (20).