LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson, pitcher John Valek III named to award watch lists _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson (3) scoops up the ball hit by Mississippi State center fielder Jake Mangum in the second inning, Friday, April 22, 2016, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU’s Kramer Robertson was named to the Brooks Wallace Award watch list, given annually to college baseball’s best shortstop.

Former Tigers shortstop Alex Bregman — the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft — won the award in 2013.

Robertson, a junior, began the season at second base before moving to shortstop eight games into LSU’s season, taking over for Cole Freeman, who moved to second base.

He’s made just six errors in 128 chances at shortstop, good for a .953 fielding percentage as he enjoys the best offensive season of his collegiate career. Robertson’s hitting .320, but has a team-leading .384 average in Southeastern Conference play, adding a .389 clip with runners in scoring position.

The award will be presented on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas.