Future Watch: Carter Kieboom Rookie Baseball Cards, Nationals – Carter Kieboom was drafted by the Washington Nationals with the 28th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. The 6-2, 190-pound infielder has a lot of promise.
In 2016, he got in 135 at-bats in rookie ball where he had four homers and 25 RBI hitting .244.
In 2017, he started in rookie ball, then with the Auburn Doubledays in Short-A. He only played in four games. Had a homer and four RBI and he was promoted. In Hagerstown, he hit 12 doubles, eight home runs and drove in 26 hitting .296 with a .400 OBP. His year ended early with a hamstring injury.
In 2018, he played for the Potomac Nationals. In Advanced-A ball he hit 15 doubles, 11 home runs, 46 RBI with a .298 batting average. He got promoted to the Harrisburg Nationals in Double-A. There he hit 16 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 23 RBI with three steals.
Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Chrome.
According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:
Kieboom impresses scouts with plus bat speed and loose wrists as part of a balanced right-handed swing. He’s comfortable hitting to all fields, with plus raw power to his pull side that should play more from line to line as he gets stronger. He did a better job in 2018 of striking balance in his approach and consistently put together strong at-bats. While not a base-stealing threat, Kieboom does have average speed, which plays up thanks to his quick feet and excellent instincts. Kieboom has worked hard to improve his defense as a pro and projects to be at least average, with the necessary range, hands and arm strength to profile elsewhere on the infield if forced off shortstop. A move to second base, where he saw reps during the Arizona Fall League, is a possibility. ETA 2019
Here’s a look at his first big league home run:
He finished out the year with the Nationals, he had two home runs and two RBI in 11 games. He got his feet wet and now he gets to watch his team in the World Series for the first time in the history of the franchise. This guy is a keeper.
Follow him on Twitter @carterkieboom.
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