Top Padres Prospect is Already Crushing Triple-A Pitching

San Diego Padres prospect CJ Abrams is already crushing Triple-A pitching.
San Diego Padres prospect CJ Abrams is already crushing Triple-A pitching. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

An unimpressive start to the regular season ultimately led to San Diego Padres infield prospect CJ Abrams to be sent down to the Triple-A level. He is going to be able to see consistent playing time as he adjusts to going up against elite pitching and is already hitting the cover off of the baseball.

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Abrams had his team pumped by smacking a pair of home runs in what ended up being a 10-9 loss for the El Paso Chihuahuas. Keep in mind this was the 21-year-old's first time playing at the Triple-A level after spending all of last season at Double-A before making the Padres opening day roster.

This was a perfect reminder for San Diego fans on the long-term upside that Abrams possesses. He has the ability to hit for average, steal bases on the regular, and put balls in the seats with his pop. Abrams has a real shot to rejoin the big league roster as a utility player before the end of the season.

Abrams finished his first stint in the majors with a slash line of .182/.270/.273 across 65 plate appearances (20 games). He also racked up 9 runs scored, 1 home run, 4 RBI and 1 stolen base. He simply wasn't playing well enough to be the starting shortstop over second-year pro Ha-Seong Kim.

When it comes down to it, the No. 9 overall prospect in baseball's future is certainly bright. San Diego currently has odds set at +1500 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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