Jacob Robson may just be the hottest player in baseball and he just so happens to be part of the Detroit Tigers farm system. In fact, Robson is hitting an astounding .424 with a .531 OBP and 1.243 OPS.
But Robson, who plays for the Erie SeaWolves, has requested (and been granted) a leave of absence so that he can play for his home country.
Robson will be joining team Canada with the hopes of helping them qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
From Detroit Free Press:
“Man, it’s a tremendous honor,” said Robson, who was born in Windsor, Ontario. “It means a lot to me to be able to put on the red and white and represent Canada.”
“I mean, he might be the hottest player in baseball,” said Dave Littlefield, the Tigers vice president of development. “He’s doing a great job.”
Best of luck, Jacob!