Carter Kieboom comes from Walton High School in Georgia, which is also the place Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns attended. Kieboom, born September 3, is committed to attend Clemson. He stands at six-foot-two and weighs 185 pounds, which is a good size. Kieboom also has two brothers in pro organizations.
Carter projects as more of an offensive threat than a defensive one. He features a right handed stroke, as he squares up baseballs routinely. In the box, he stands open and tall, has a high leg kick, drops his hands, and has a slight uppercut. His great bat speed should allow him to develop power as he matures both in his body and age. Speed is not something to expect from Kieboom, as he is average at best. But his arm and defense should allow him to stay over at the hot corner.
Kieboom would be best suited for the Pirates at pick number 41, as it would be an overreach at 22, and the money saved to use on players later would not be equal to the talent the Pirates would be leaving on the board. Carter Kieboom has a ceiling of a Trevor Plouffe type, a player with some power but not the best defense.
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