Former Top Prospect Will Compete For Nationals Starting Third Base Job

Still waiting for his breakout.

Washington Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom will compete for the team's starting third base job.

Kieboom missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery and will compete against Jeimer Candelario for the starting job at third base this spring.

Candelario, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Nationals in November, would seem to have a slight edge over Kieboom entering spring training.

That being said, Kieboom is a former top prospect and, although he has yet to find success in the majors, a breakout could easily be coming seeing as he's only played 106 games in the majors so far.

The twenty-five-year-old holds a disappointing .197/.304/.285 triple-slash line, with eight home runs, 31 RBIs and 45 runs scored over his first 106 games at the highest level.

It will be interesting to see how he performs this spring.

Kieboom was the Nationals' first-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. 
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