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8 Carter Kieboom 3B

Washington Nationals

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August 5, 2021 08:24 AM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Swats second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Phillies.

The third baseman launched a solo shot off Chase Anderson in the second inning, Kieboom's second homer in the majors this season and second in three days. The 23-year-old looks like he might finally be ready to establish himself as a big-league regular, batting .391 (9-for-23) with a palatable 3:6 BB:K while starting seven straight games.

August 3, 2021 09:44 AM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Clubs first homer of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's 7-5 loss to the Phillies.

The young third baseman made his first homer of the year a dramatic one, as he took Ian Kennedy deep in the ninth inning to give the Nats a spark of life, but his teammates couldn't complete the comeback. Kieboom may be finally getting comfortable in the majors, as he's gone 6-for-16 (.375) while starting each of the last five games.

August 1, 2021 12:36 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Handling everyday duties at 3B
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom will start at third base and bat sixth Sunday against the Cubs.

After Washington dealt away Trea Turner and Josh Harrison ahead of Friday's trade deadline, Kieboom's spot in the everyday lineup appears fairly secure at this point. He'll draw his fifth start in six games Sunday, even though he's gone just 3-for-17 at the plate since being called up from Triple-A Rochester on July 24.

July 24, 2021 03:08 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals recalled Kieboom from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The infielder has hit .236/.376/.385 with five home runs, 23 RBI and 26 walks in 44 minor-league games this season. Kieboom has appeared in only two games with the Nationals this season, both of which were in the first week of the season. Jordy Mercer (calf) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

July 6, 2021 05:24 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom (knee) was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list Monday, freelance baseball writer Byron Kerr reports.

Kieboom's knee injury has kept him sidelined since June 29, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to action. His placement on the injured list will clear room on the Triple-A roster for Humberto Arteaga, who was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester as part of a corresponding move.

July 2, 2021 10:56 AM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Sidelined by knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom is dealing with a knee injury and is unavailable for a promotion to the majors, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The Nationals are without both Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) and Trea Turner (finger), which has left the the team thin along the infield. While that may have put Kieboom in consideration for a promotion, he is unavailable with no timeline for his return to the field. Positively, he has performed well with Triple-A Rochester this season, posting a 118 wRC+ and striking out at only an 18.1 percent clip across 166 plate appearances.

May 4, 2021 12:40 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Making progress with swing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom has made significant progress with his swing at the Nationals' alternate training site, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports. "His batting practices look totally different than they did in spring training," Triple-A Rochester manager Matt LeCroy said Monday, "He's ready to show people that he can play."

The 23-year-old squandered another chance to lock down a starting role in the majors this spring due to his struggles at the plate, but the Nats haven't yet given up on him. Josh Harrison's hot start has taken away some urgency for the team to get Kieboom to the majors, but if the youngster rakes at Triple-A, he could put pressure on Starlin Castro, whose .253/.271/.341 slash line is below expectations.

April 10, 2021 03:08 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Optioned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was optioned to the alternate training site Friday.

The 23-year-old joined the big-league club for the first three games of the season due to the team's COVID-19 outbreak, and he'll head to the alternate site after going 0-for-1 with a walk in two games. Kieboom figures to head to Triple-A when the minor-league season begins unless the Nats have another emergency situation in the infield.

April 6, 2021 03:52 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals recalled Kieboom from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Tuesday's season opener versus Atlanta, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Kieboom was one of several Nationals farmhands called up from the minors after the team placed 10 players on the 10-day injured list -- nine due to COVID-19-related concerns -- prior to Opening Day. Though starting infielders Josh Bell and Josh Harrison were two of the nine players to land on the COVID-19 IL, Kieboom isn't a candidate to replace either in the Nationals' everyday lineup. Instead, Kieboom will act as the primary backup at third base to Starlin Castro, who's in the Opening Day lineup after battling a hamstring injury late in spring training, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post.

March 27, 2021 02:52 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Kieboom lost out on playing time recently after struggling at the plate throughout spring training. Kieboom slashed .133/.204/.222 with three extra-base hits and one RBI in 17 spring games and will attempt to regain his confidence at the team's alternate training site and Triple-A to begin the season. Starlin Castro (hamstring) and Josh Harrison should spend time at second and third base early in the year, while Hernan Perez should serve in a backup role.

March 24, 2021 09:44 AM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Team mulling alternatives
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starlin Castro will get the start at third base for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, and the Nationals may be considering alternatives to Kieboom at the position, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

While manager Dave Martinez initially said Castro getting a look at the hot corner "doesn't mean anything," he also said: "No decisions have been made yet. But we want to make sure we take the 26 best guys that we can possibly take," which could be viewed as a little more ominous for Kieboom. The 23-year-old has struggled this spring, limping to a .171/.216/.286 slash line over 37 plate appearances with a 2:11 BB:K, and the Nats may be contemplating moving Castro to third base, installing Luis Garcia at second and letting Kieboom try to regain his confidence at the alternate site and eventually Triple-A to begin the season. Working in Kieboom's favor is that Garcia has arguably been even worse than him at the plate in Grapefruit League play with a .138/.286/.172 slash line, although his 6:2 BB:K has shown promise. Even if Kieboom does make the Opening Day roster, expect him to hit toward the bottom of the Nats' order and be a risky fantasy option in the short term.

March 18, 2021 12:28 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Still looks like starter at third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom still appears set to be the Nationals' starting third baseman this season despite his poor spring, as potential alternative Starlin Castro has yet to take any reps at the position in camp, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

With Castro seemingly locked in as the starting second baseman, Kieboom's top competition comes from utility man Josh Harrison. Kieboom has demonstrated none of his prospect promise in 44 career major-league games, hitting .181/.309/.232, and his .160/.222/.240 line through 10 games this spring hardly suggests he's on the verge of a breakout.

March 16, 2021 01:12 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Unimpressive spring to date
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom has gone 4-for-22 (.182) with only one extra-base hit, a triple, through his first nine Grapefruit League appearances.

The 23-year-old also has an uninspiring 2:6 BB:K. Kieboom is still penciled in as the Nats' starting third baseman to begin the season and left no stone unturned this offseason as he looked for ways to improve at the plate, undergoing LASIK surgery and working to smooth out his swing, but so far those efforts haven't paid off. If he struggles again in 2021, bench options like Josh Harrison could cut into Kieboom's playing time significantly.

March 2, 2021 01:00 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Hoping for LASIK boost
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom underwent LASIK surgery over the offseason, which hitting coach Kevin Long said Tuesday is already having a noticeable effect, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Kieboom clearly needed to do something, as he hasn't come close to delivering on his considerable prospect promise through his first 44 big-league games, hitting just .181/.309/.232. In addition to the eye procedure, he also tweaked his batting stance over the winter. It's certainly possible those two changes help him reach a new level this year, especially as he's still just 23 years old, though it's of course far from guaranteed that either change will have the desired effect on his stat line.

February 25, 2021 10:40 AM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Works on hitting mechanics
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom made some tweaks to his batting stance in the offseason, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Working with trainer Jay Hood, the 23-year-old noticed on video that his hands were lower and closer to his body in his stance compared to his best minor-league seasons. "The feeling I had wasn't free, you could say," Kieboom said Wednesday. "It wasn't this loose, free feeling at the plate. It felt very tied up at times, and that's not a feeling I used to have, that I've ever had until really last year." Kieboom hasn't had any kind of success in the majors yet in his brief career, but the Nats still believe he can emerge as a reliable offensive threat at the hot corner. If he struggles again out of the gate in 2021, however, the front office may have little choice but to consider other alternatives at third base.

February 19, 2021 12:28 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: No competition for third base job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom still has the confidence of manager Dave Martinez and the Nationals' organization that he can emerge as the team's starting third baseman, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports. "It's hard to judge [Kieboom] on these short snippets of games and at-bats," GM Mike Rizzo said Thursday. "We have to lean towards our evaluators who have seen him for years and progressed through the system and trust that he's the player that we think he is."

The 23-year-old has only a .181/.309/.232 slash line through his first 44 big-league games spread over the last two seasons, but Kieboom was far more productive during his last extended stint at Triple-A in 2019 when he delivered a .303/.409/.493 line over 109 contests. The Nats backed up that confidence in his development by not adding any real veteran competition for him at the hot corner, but if Kieboom does falter again, the team would have the option of sliding Starlin Castro over to third base and handing second base to Luis Garcia.

December 15, 2020 03:40 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Inside track on third base job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom is the favorite to be the Nationals' starting third baseman, though he'll have to earn his opportunities, according to manager Dave Martinez, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Kieboom came with plenty of promise as a prospect and is still just 23 years old, but he's yet to come close to delivering on that promise so far. In 44 games over the past two seasons, he's hitting just .181/.309/.232, a line that wouldn't play anywhere and certainly not at an important offensive position like third base. The Nationals hope his talent will finally shine through this time around, but they presumably want to get back to their winning ways following a poor showing in 2020 and won't have much patience with him if his struggles remain significant at the start of the upcoming season.

September 23, 2020 04:16 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Shut down with wrist contusion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals placed Kieboom on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left wrist contusion, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

Kieboom wasn't progressing as quickly as hoped after being struck in the hand by a 95 mile-per-hour Zack Wheeler sinker in Monday's game against the Phillies, prompting the Nationals to shutter him for the season. After a rough 11-game cameo with the big club in 2019, the 23-year-old showed slight improvement this season, but his .202/.344/.212 slash line over 122 plate appearances still left much to be desired. Kieboom will likely have to battle for an everyday role at third base in spring training rather than being handed the job outright.

September 23, 2020 03:12 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Still sidelined Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom (hand) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

Kieboom is dealing with a bruised left hand after a hit-by-pitch forced him out of Monday's contest. He sat out both games of Tuesday's twin bill, and he'll remain sidelined for the series finale against the Phillies. Brock Holt will start at the hot corner Wednesday.

September 22, 2020 06:20 PM
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Remains out for nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kieboom (hand) remains on the bench for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against Philadelphia.

A bruised hand following a hit-by-pitch forced Kieboom out of Monday's game, and he'll be on the bench for both of Tuesday's games. Brock Holt starts at the hot corner this time around.

Last 7 Games
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08/05vs PHIL 6-74020110
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08/03vs PHIL 4-53110010
08/02vs PHIL 5-74221200
08/01vs CHCW 6-53010010
07/31vs CHCL 3-63000100
07/30vs CHCW 4-33120010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021WAS123279255900.281.385.4690.853
2020WAS3399152009173301.202.344.2120.556
2019WAS1139452241600.128.209.2820.491
Total561702634416265801.200.324.2770.600
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021WAS12001510101
2020WAS33102110506
2019WAS11001100010
Total56104720617
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-GCL Nationals36135223384425124312.244.323.452
2017R-GCL Nationals6121530053--00.417.562.667
2017ASX-Auburn Doubledays7284710141210.250.276.393
2017AFX-Hagerstown Suns481793653120826284022.296.400.497
2018AFA-Potomac Nationals6124548731501146365061.298.386.494
2018AAX-Harrisburg Senators622483665161523225931.262.326.395
2019AAA-Fresno Grizzlies1094127912524316796810052.303.409.493
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/203
Birthdate:
09/03/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Marietta, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
1