After a weekend in which he hit .600 and had an OBP of .765, Mississippi State center fielder Jacob Robson picked up a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week award.
The redshirt sophomore was one of 11 athletes to pick up the honor, joining Florida's Harrison Bader as the only other player from the SEC.
After a 2014 season that saw Robson pick up only one hit in 16 at bats before suffering an injury, the hot start to the 2015 season is a promising sign. He reached base safely in 16 of his 17 at bats. If he can continue to get on base that often with his speed, the Bulldogs will be one of the better run producing teams in the league.
Robson hit in the five-spot this past weekend, usually in front of big man Wes Rea. Rea benefitted from the middle of the lineup finding their way on base in front of him. He drove in seven runs before sitting out the last game with a knee injury. Robson was on base when Rea belted a grand slam to left field on Saturday.
Robson is not a player a lot of people were talking about going into the season. But as it sits after four games, he appears to be the most improved player on the team, and it's not even close.