Carter Kieboom (hand) was removed from the Nationals game in the sixth inning on Monday after being hit in the hand by a Zack Wheeler fastball. Kieboom was sent for X-Rays and they came back negative. He has a bone contusion and is considered day-to-day. Look for the Nationals to update his status before their next game. (Jessica Camerato on Twitter)
Kieboom is slashing .202/.344/.212 with zero home runs and zero stolen bases over 100 at-bats this season. He has a .010 ISO and his 85.1 MPH average exit velocity is in the sixth percentile among qualified hitters. Despite the poor showing at the plate this season he has improved in certain areas from last season cutting down on the strike outs while generating more walks. Kieboom is the Nationals top prospect and has likely been hurt by the cancellation of the MiLB season. Owners in dynasty leagues can stick with Kieboom in the hopes that he can turn it around next season.