Former Concordia Eagle baseball player Daniel Robertson was recently called up to the majors and has had three at-bats in the last two days for the Texas Rangers. Robertson played for Concordia from 2005-2007 and represented Concordia in the 2006 NAIA World Series, the Eagles first trip to the World Series. He is the first player to play for Concordia and play in the Major Leagues.
After his junior season, Robertson transferred to Oregon State to complete his college career. He was taken in the 35th round by the San Diego Padres in the 2008 MLB Draft. While at Concordia, Robertson was a three-time All-GSAC selection in three seasons, one of only three Eagles to three-peat. He was an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American in 2005 and 2006. On the Concordia career lists he is 10th in games played (149), third in batting average (.386), seventh in at-bats (575), third in runs (153), fourth in hits (222), fifth in doubles (38), second in triples (13), fourth in extra-base hits (56), fifth in total bases (301), ninth in walks (64), 10th in stolen bases (41), and third in multi-hit games (64).
The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Dan Robertson from the San Diego Padres for cash considerations, according to a team announcement. In his minor league career, he is a .295 hitter with three seasons in AAA. Robertson spent three seasons in Single-A, one in Double-A, and the last three in Triple A, all for the San Diego Padres. He is one-for-three in three-at bats for the Rangers this week against the Anaheim Angels.
The Eagles have had 18 players in the MLB minor league system in school history.