Washington Nationals: Seven players that could be traded away
By Blake Finney
Slightly different from the rest of the names on the list, it’s not out of the realms of possibility that Carter Kieboom may be dealt this winter. But make no mistake, he would only be traded away for a significant major league upgrade at either catcher or in the rotation.
The younger Kieboom brother in the organization has firmly put himself on the prospect map in 2018 after a huge season. He split time between High-A and Double-A while compiling a great .280/.357/.444 slash line with 16 home runs, 69 RBI and nine stolen bases.
The young infielder even went to the Arizona Fall League and was selected the Fall Stars Game midway through the developmental league. But crucially, he saw plenty of time at second base down in Arizona, as that would be his potential path to the big leagues with the Nationals.
That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a slam dunk to stay with the organization that drafted him, as his prospect pedigree is quickly on the rise. FanGraphs currently has him ranked as the 10th best prospect in all of baseball, so he could be used to bring in a substantial major league player.
But again, with a clear path to major league time with the Nats, it would need a huge player coming the other way. Think along the lines of J.T. Realmuto, Corey Kluber or Noah Syndergaard; just to give you an idea of the only way that they part with Kieboom this offseason. However, that does still make it a realistic possibility.