C.J. Abrams Expected To Make San Diego Padres Opening Day Roster

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April 7, 2022

The New York Post’s Jon Heyman reports that C.J. Abrams is expected to make the San Diego Padres Opening Day roster.

Abrams is the Padres’ top-ranked prospect (ninth overall). San Diego’s shortstop, Fernando Tatis Jr., is missing a few months due to a wrist injury that required surgery. Abrams could potentially fill Tatis’s spot at shortstop for the time being and there is also the possibility of him getting time at other positions.

Manager Bob Melvin has previously said Abrams could get a shot at center field as well, which means he has the potential to continue to see at-bats even when Tatis returns. If Abrams impresses early, he could stick with the big club for the entire season.

In 2021, Abrams had 48 hits, 23 RBI, and 26 runs in 162 at-bats while hitting .296, with a .363 OBP, and a .782 OPS in 42 Double-A games. He also had two home runs and 13 stolen bases.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the San Diego Padres are -136 against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Opening Day.

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