Padres 1st-Round pick makes TinCaps debut

18-Year-Old Shortstop Was No. 6 Overall Pick in June’s Draft

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 7:13 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 2:37 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) – The San Diego Padres have transferred shortstop C.J. Abrams to the Class A Fort Wayne TinCaps from the rookie-level Arizona League.

MLB.com rates 18-year-old Abrams, as the No. 5 Padres prospect and the 48th best overall prospect in the sport.

More Notes on Shortstop C.J. Abrams
• Prospect Rankings: No. 5 in Padres system, No. 48 overall in baseball
• Age: 18 / Born: Oct. 3, 2000 in Alpharetta, Ga. (northern suburb of Atlanta)
• Height: 6’2” / Weight: 185
• Bats: Left / Throws: Right
• Drafted: No. 6 overall in 2019 by the Padres
• High School: Blessed Trinity in Roswell, Ga.
• College Commitment: University of Alabama

Abrams was selected by the Padres with the sixth pick in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft out of Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell, Georgia.

“C.J. probably has as much ceiling as any player in this year’s draft,” said A.J. Preller, San Diego’s Executive Vice President/General Manager, after selecting Abrams. “He’s one of the fastest guys that’s been in the draft in the last 10 years. That plays on the bases, he steals bases, and he also makes a lot of contact. He’s tough to strike out.”

MORE: TINCAPS FALL IN ABRAMS' DEBUT

Abrams earned his promotion to Fort Wayne after leading the Arizona League in hitting with a .401 batting average across 32 games.

At 18, Abrams is now the youngest player on Fort Wayne’s roster. He turns 19 on October 3.

Abrams went 0-for-4 in his debut on Tuesday against the Michigan Whitecaps.

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