3B - Washington Nationals
Carter Kieboom had a strong performance in Friday's game against the Braves, contributing three RBI with a home run.
While his season-long numbers have been underwhelming, this game could potentially provide a spark for Kieboom going forward. With 25 games played and a batting average of .213, Kieboom will need to continue to produce in order to solidify his spot in the Nationals' lineup in 2024.
Nationals third baseman Carter Kieboom is back in the starting lineup Thursday versus the Braves.
Kieboom didn't start Wednesday's 13-3 drubbing of the White Sox but did single in a pinch-hitting plate appearance. The former top prospect is once again struggling at the plate after a very late start to the season as he's hitting .221 with three homers across 72 plate appearances on the season.
Kieboom continued his hot start to the season, launching a home run and driving in two runs in the Nationals' 7-4 victory over the Marlins.
With a .400 batting average and a .597 wOBA through three games, Kieboom has been a key contributor to Washington's since being called up.
Nationals third baseman Carter Kieboom is making his season debut Tuesday night versus the New York Yankees.
It's actually Kieboom's first big-league appearance since 2021 as he missed the entire 2022 season due to Tommy John surgery while a shoulder impingement forced him into a late start in 2023. The former top prospect has struggled in limited big-league time, hitting just .197 with eight homers and a .589 OPS across 106 appearances in the majors.
Carter Kieboom is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday.
Kieboom has been out of action since March 2022 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old third baseman slashed .207/.301/.318 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 62 games in 2021. Kieboom is likely going to need a lengthy rehab assignment before being recalled the Nationals.