Spencer Kieboom

Position: C
Born: 3/16/1991
Height: 6'1
Weight: 230
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .230 with five homers and 31 RBIs in 94 games at Harrisburg (Double-A).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Harrisburg on September 27.
MLB Debut Date: 10/2/2016

Debut Details
October 2, in a 10-7 win against the Miami Marlins. Pinch-hitting for pitcher Sammy Solis in the eighth inning, he drew a walk and scored a run. With Marlins reliever Brian Ellington coming into the game for the Marlins to start the bottom of the eighth, Pedro Severino led things off with a double and Kieboom followed by drawing a walk. He moved to second base on a one-out single by Trea Turner and scored on Ben Revere’s single to left field. That run would be the Nationals’ final run of the 2016 regular season.

Player Notes
The final MLB debut of the 2016 season, Kieboom was the 257th player to make his 'regular season' debut this year (we have to clarify that because of the asterisk status of Royals shortstop Raul Mondesi Jr.) The older brother of Carter Kieboom, the Nationals’ first-round pick this past spring, Kieboom has been refining every aspect of his game behind the plate since signing out of Clemson in 2012, despite missing time in 2013 when he underwent Tommy John surgery. He has moved up the Nationals’ minor league ladder steadily, one level per year. In 2015, he hit .248 with two homers and 26 RBIs in 71 games at Potomac (High A) after enjoying his best offensive year at Hagerstown (Class A) in 2014, when he batted .309 with nine homers, 61 RBIs and 28 doubles in 87 games in his return from his injury.