OCT. 24: Kieboom has elected free agency, according to the PCL transactions page.
OCT. 22: The Nationals are preparing for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, but that’s not stopping their front office from handling other business. The club outrighted catcher Spencer Kieboom to Triple-A Fresno on Monday, per the Pacific Coast League transactions page. As someone who has been outrighted previously, Kieboom will have a chance to elect free agency.
Kieboom, the brother of standout Nationals shortstop prospect Carter Kieboom, has been a member of the organization since going in Round 5 of the 2012 draft. Spencer Kieboom was a decently regarded prospect in his own right a few years back, though he hasn’t been able to carve out a consistent big league role thus far.
Kieboom got his only real taste of the majors in 2018, when a patient, low-strikeout approach helped him post a playable on-base percentage. However, a lack of power limited Kieboom to a .232/.322/.320 line over his 143 plate appearances. The 28-year-old didn’t make it back to Washington or even play with Fresno this season, instead spending all of it with Double-A Harrisburg. Kieboom batted just .196/.271/.256 in 188 PA before an elbow injury cut his season short.
Think the Brewers should pick him up. Wouldnt hurt to look at this guy unless he exactly like Nottingham. But it kinda depends on if they really want to give Freitas a fair shot at sticking which he completely earned. Either way worth the shot
Freitas? that guy cant hit worth a darn. at least Nottingham has some potential to be a decent hitter.
He couldn’t even hit .200 at double A? And his OPS was well below .600? Can someone just say this guys career is over?
Much like a lefthanded reliever, a catcher with a pulse can have a long career. Especially one that threw out 41% of baserunners in the Majors.
He could well get another shot somewhere.
He did better than ur comment
There’s the back up catcher the marlins needed.