CJ Abrams (23), who competed with Kim Ha-sung (San Diego Padres) for the shortstop position at the beginning of the 2022 season, was evaluated as a “rising star.”
Abrams was the next prospect San Diego was raising after Fernando Tatis Jr.
Tatis Jr. is injured as a shortstop. San Diego considered Abrams to compete with Kim Ha-sung at the beginning of the season.마카오카지노
However, Kim Ha-sung won the competition and took over the shortstop position.
San Diego eventually traded the Abrams to the Washington Nationals during the season. It was to bring in Juan Soto.
As a result, the Abrams trade was a setback. Soto was sluggish due to adaptation issues. He made a comeback in the 2023 season, but failed to advance the team to the postseason.
San Diego recruited shortstop Xander Bogaerts for 12 years and $280 million in the name of strengthening its batting and pushed Kim Ha-sung to second base.
However, Bogaerts failed to pay the ransom. He only had 19 home runs.
Abrams flew in Washington. He hit 18 home runs, one less than Bogaerts, and stole 47 bases. WAR was also 1.0 behind Bogaerts with 3.4.
MLB.COM said that Abrams should be noted as a key player in Washington, and expected that he would be able to play as he did in the second half of last year.
Abrams had 11 home runs and 33 steals in 70 games since the All-Star break last year, which means he had 25 home runs and 75 steals throughout the full season.
“With such a power-speed combo, Abrams will be a rising star as a National League shortstop,” he said.
Abrams received an annual salary of 700,000 dollars last season. The figure is around 720,000 dollars this year as well.