Scouting and farm directors from every major league organization, in consultation with the Arizona Fall League, selected the players for the annual showcase that pits top prospects from the Fall League’s East Division and West Division.
One of the many talents that have been added to the All-Star roster of the Arizona Fall League is Dutchie Carter Kieboom. Sure Carter is an American born infielder, but his father was born and raised in the Netherlands and played baseball in that country before moving to the USA.
So far, Kieboom ranks 22nd in batting average (.310) in ten games with the Salt River Rafters. In his first four games, Carter didn’t see the ball well as he went 0 for 10 but ever since he is 11 for 23 (.478).
Carter split the 2018 season between A Advanced and AA. With the Potomac Nationals (A Advanced Carolina League), he hit .298 with an OBP of .386 and an SLG of .494 with eleven home runs and fifteen doubles. The #2 prospect of the Washington Nationals was promoted to AA after 61 games. In the Eastern League with the Harrisburg Senators, Kieboom hit .262 with an OBP of .326 and an SLG of .395 with five home runs, a triple and sixteen doubles.
According to MLB.com, Carter was the #37 overall prospect for 2018.
Carters older brother, Spencer, also spent time in the AFL. In 2014 he was on the roster of the Mesa Solar Sox and in 2015 he also played for the Salt River Rafters.
Carter and his fellow talented players will appear in the AFL All-Star Game on November 3. The game will start at 8.08 PM (ET) and will be played at Surprise Stadium.