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Carter Kieboom 2021
« Topic Start: August 23, 2021, 09:52:20 PM »

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #1: August 24, 2021, 11:10:55 AM »
He is showing flashes. After his disastrous run in the field early in his call up this season, he has looked better. And the bat is looking better than it ever has in the majors. Barring a complete crash down the stretch, he is the starting 3B next season. I don't know if he is the long term answer, but he has earned the right to be the hot corner starter for the Nats in 2022.

I think he was rushed in 2019 and 2020, but it is time for him to start producing and he is showing signs of doing just that.

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« Reply #2: August 24, 2021, 11:14:28 AM »
He is showing flashes. After his disastrous run in the field early in his call up this season, he has looked better. And the bat is looking better than it ever has in the majors. Barring a complete crash down the stretch, he is the starting 3B next season. I don't know if he is the long term answer, but he has earned the right to be the hot corner starter for the Nats in 2022.

I think he was rushed in 2019 and 2020, but it is time for him to start producing and he is showing signs of doing just that.


Dude put too much pressure on himself to be the guy to replace Anthony Rendon on a team that was "built" to contend. Take away the contender context and now he can go out there and show his worth by developing into his talent, and not be pushed for it to just be there already.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #3: August 26, 2021, 06:12:19 AM »
Let's just move him to LF now, rather than waste more time.  He is not an infielder - lacks the hands, feet, and arm accuracy.  Other than that.....

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #4: August 27, 2021, 04:54:01 AM »
He’s our best young hitter. He can handle third.   We have much bigger problems

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #5: August 27, 2021, 09:12:05 AM »
He’s our best young hitter. He can handle third.   We have much bigger problems
Now that he isn't flailing with the bat, I'm fine if they let him finish the season at 3B.  Maybe he long term needs to move to the corner outfield long term, like an Alex Gordon, but I don't think the Nationals are there yet.

I think the Nationals can mark him down as Opening Day 3B in 2022 and be comfortable he'll be a positive WAR player through the season. Mix him in around Soto and Bell and he'll get a lot of lefty relievers to work on.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #6: August 27, 2021, 10:24:38 AM »
I think there is a viable arguement to try him at second base. He seems more comfortable shifted over to that side.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #7: August 27, 2021, 11:48:21 AM »
I think there is a viable arguement to try him at second base. He seems more comfortable shifted over to that side.


I think there was some talk to do that in the minors if I recall. His bat plays up at 2B more than at 3B for sure.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #8: August 27, 2021, 02:47:36 PM »
I think there is a viable arguement to try him at second base. He seems more comfortable shifted over to that side.
been thinking this way for a while. He still moves more like a middle infielder than a 3rd baseman.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #9: August 27, 2021, 02:48:42 PM »
I just dont think he is sure handed enough to play the hot corner. And that arm at second would turn a lot of double plays.

And then the Nats can sign Kris Bryant to play third

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #10: August 27, 2021, 02:50:10 PM »
I just dont think he is sure handed enough to play the hot corner. And that arm at second would turn a lot of double plays.

And then the Nats can sign Kris Bryant to play third
I am not sold on Garcia at 2nd.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #11: August 27, 2021, 02:58:15 PM »
I am not sold on Garcia at 2nd.
Cool, cus he's moving to SS

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #12: August 27, 2021, 03:10:11 PM »
Cool, cus he's moving to SS
Garcia's bat plays better at SS, and he's the best of our defensive options under team control in 2022+.  That said, I'd still think of moving Kieboom to 2nd and Garcia to either Rochester or the bench if we sign a SS like Baez to a pillow contract. 

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« Reply #13: August 27, 2021, 05:22:38 PM »
Garcia's bat plays better at SS, and he's the best of our defensive options under team control in 2022+.  That said, I'd still think of moving Kieboom to 2nd and Garcia to either Rochester or the bench if we sign a SS like Baez to a pillow contract. 

Yea, both Garcia's and Kieboom's bats play up better at SS and 2B respectively. I don't know if the Nats would pull a big blow like signing Bryant to play 3B. Is Bryant still looking like a 25M+ a season guy or less? If less, I guess I could see it. If not, very doubtful. It's going to be full of deferred money anyway.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #14: August 28, 2021, 09:30:37 PM »
Garcia's bat plays better at SS, and he's the best of our defensive options under team control in 2022+.  That said, I'd still think of moving Kieboom to 2nd and Garcia to either Rochester or the bench if we sign a SS like Baez to a pillow contract. 
I want nothing to do with Baez

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #15: August 29, 2021, 04:40:50 AM »
I want nothing to do with Baez

Same.  Too many Ks and too streaky.  Few examples of yearlong dominance and he’ll want to be paid like he has multiple

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #16: August 29, 2021, 08:52:30 AM »
If we want a one year SS, I'd rather we get Jose Iglesias and see if Garcia (and Cruz) can learn anything from him

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #17: August 29, 2021, 10:02:06 AM »
Esccobar seems to have earned consideration for another year.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #18: August 29, 2021, 10:58:27 AM »
Esccobar seems to have earned consideration for another year.

Yes. He makes plays, he knows what he's doing, and he hits.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #19: August 29, 2021, 12:10:56 PM »
I'd rather they plug somebody in at 3B and move Kieboom to 2B and Garcia to SS.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #20: August 29, 2021, 03:40:19 PM »
It is looking like we have seen the best he can do.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #21: October 02, 2021, 08:17:53 AM »
I've seen enough of Kieboom.  He looks a like kid that needs a hug from his mom, and should transition into his post-baseball life.  No "it" factor.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #22: October 02, 2021, 08:19:20 AM »
He should be in the 2022 Opening Day starting lineup, with a very short leash.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #23: October 02, 2021, 10:35:27 AM »
He should be in the 2022 Opening Day starting lineup, with a very short leash.
At least through May.  If he somehow picks it up next year they should trade him.

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Re: Carter Kieboom 2021
« Reply #24: October 02, 2021, 10:41:05 AM »
At least through May.  If he somehow picks it up next year they should trade him.
Honestly, barring injury, there is no reason to pull him until mid-to-late June.

And if he "picks it up" they should absolutely NOT trade him