Kramer Robertson was the first selection in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft for the St. Louis Cardinals. The fourth round pick just got done playing the College World Series with Louisiana State, and now he is taking his hacks in Peoria.
“I just finished the College World Series and basically came straight here. I’m getting to know everybody and getting a little bit more comfortable with professional baseball. But so far it has been a blast,” Robertson said.
Not only did Kramer just graduate from LSU and come from playing in the College World Series, he started his Chiefs debut off with a bang… Two home runs in his first home game.
“You’re playing with the best players in the world and you get a chance to see how good you really are and how good you compare against them. It’s been a blast to play against so many good players and hopefully I can keep this thing going as long as I can,” Robertson said.
The Chiefs are currently in position for a playoff spot in the second half of the Midwest League season. If Peoria wants to play in the postseason, Robertson will be a key factor to their push.
“Just going to try to take care of myself, because you are no good to the team and the organization if you cant be out on the field. So i’ll try to take care of myself and develop as quick as I can and do everything I can for this organization and hopefully move through the ranks,” Robertson said.