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Here Comes the Kie-BOOM: Top Prospect Makes Grizzlies Debut

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He’s the No. 2 prospect in the Washington Nationals organization. Now, he’s in Triple-A with the Fresno Grizzlies.
Carter Kieboom (pronounced key-BOOM) has a great baseball name, and he knows it. At 21, he’s also the youngest player on the Fresno roster.
Change is constant in minor-league baseball. For the Grizzlies, this is the first year as the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Nationals. The team also introduced new uniforms and a new color scheme — red and black.

Take 5

Take 5 caught up with Kieboom before the Grizzlies take the field against Reno on Opening Night.
— Kieboom talks about exploring Fresno, and who is offering advice on where to eat.
— He talks about why he enjoys his own name.
— Kieboom talks about learning from all the veteran players he encounters.
— In only his fourth professional year, the Marietta, Georgia, native talks about what he needs to work on.
— Does Kieboom look forward to playing in red pants? He tells all.
Watch the video above.

David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email