LSU junior outfielder Daniel Cabrera on Tuesday was named a 2020 third-team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
A product of Baton Rouge, Cabrera will wear jersey No. 8 this season, the number that is given to the LSU upperclassman who best epitomizes leadership in the Tigers’ program.
Cabrera is regarded as a very developed hitter who swings the bat with authority, and he is an outstanding defensive outfielder who possesses a strong and accurate arm.
The Tigers’ primary leftfielder for the past two seasons, Cabrera will start in either center field or right field in 2020. He is a career .300 hitter with 30 doubles, four triples, 20 homers and 104 RBI.
He played in 59 games for LSU in 2019, batting .284 with 12 doubles, two triples, 12 homers, 50 RBI and 40 runs. He was named to the Cape Cod League All-Star Team in the summer of 2019 as a member of the Harwich (Mass.) Mariners, posting five doubles, one triple, two homers and 14 RBI.
Cabrera batted .315 as a Freshman All-American in 2018 with 18 doubles, two triples, eight homers and 54 RBI. He earned Freshman All-SEC honors, and he finished seventh in the league in doubles and eighth in RBI.
Cabrera played in the summer of 2018 as a starting outfielder for the United States Collegiate National Team, batting .300 in 14 games with one double, a team-high two homers and six RBI.
(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)