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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
99-55 5-5 W2
85-69 6-4 W3
79-75 5-5 L2
71-83 5-5 L2
68-87 3-7 L2

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .247 18 62 .724 43

Top C.J. Abrams News

  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Drives in three, swipes bag

    Abrams went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI, one run scored and one steal in Friday's 9-6 loss against Atlanta.

    Abrams led off the game with a walk and made the most of his time on base by stealing his 43rd base of the year. He also pulled the Nationals within three late with a two-run double off Pierce Johnson in the eighth inning. Abrams has enjoyed a breakout season, slashing .247/.304/.420 with 18 homers, 80 runs and 62 RBI over 581 plate appearances.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Two doubles, two RBI in win

    Abrams went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 13-3 win over the White Sox. He also drew two walks.

    Abrams doubled to lead off the first inning before coming around to score Washington's first of 13 runs on the day. He added another double in the following inning to score Ildemaro Vargas and Jacob Young, giving the shortstop his fifth multi-hit game this month. Abrams has now hit safely in three straight and has drawn 11 walks already this month after recording just two free passes in August.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: First career two-homer game

    Abrams went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 6-2 victory over the Pirates.

    Abrams plated two with a no-doubter in the third, then hit a solo shot in the seventh to close out the scoring for the Nationals. He now has three consecutive multi-hit games with three home runs, five RBI, six runs scored and a steal during that stretch. The 22-year-old shortstop is hitting .252 with 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 74 runs and 41 steals in what has been a breakout campaign for the second-year shortstop.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Returns after one-game absence

    Abrams (knee) will start at shortstop and bat leadoff Monday versus the Pirates in his return to the lineup, Bobby Blanco of reports.

    Abrams missed Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Dodgers after banging his knee Saturday, but he needed just one day off to move past the injury. The young infielder has a .719 OPS with 16 home runs and 41 stolen bases this season.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Managing knee issue

    Abrams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to a knee injury, though manager Dave Martinez said the shortstop should be available off the bench, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.comreports.

    The 22-year-old apparently banged his knee on a slide during Saturday's contest and will sit out Sunday's series finale, though Marinez expects Abrams to be back in the lineup Monday in Pittsburgh. Ildemaro Vargas will take over at shortstop and bat fifth.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Big day in loss

    Abrams went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a second run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Dodgers.

    He helped chase Emmet Sheehan from the game by taking the right-hander deep in the fifth inning. Abrams has slowed down since his blistering July, slashing .221/.264/.389 since the calendar flipped to August, but the 22-year-old shortstop has still put together a breakout campaign with 16 homers, 41 steals, 54 RBI and 70 runs in 131 games.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Reaches 40 steals

    Abrams went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two stolen bases in Wednesday's 3-2 victory versus the Mets.

    Abrams came up with a big hit in the seventh inning, notching a two-out single that tied the score 2-2. He followed with a swipe of second base, his second theft of the game and his 40th of the campaign. Per Jessica Camerato of, Abrams is the ninth MLB player since 2000 to steal at least 40 bases prior to his age-23 season. He ranks fourth in the majors in that category and has added 15 homers, 52 RBI, 68 runs and a .245/.296/.403 slash line over 130 contests.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: On bench versus lefty

    Abrams is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Ildemaro Vargas will start at shortstop and bat sixth as the Nationals face left-hander Jose Quintana. Abrams went 0-for-7 with one walk and two strikeouts in the final two games of the Nationals' four-game weekend series versus the Marlins and is slashing just .173/.255/.286 off lefties this year.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Swipes three bags

    Abrams went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three steals in Monday's 6-3 loss against the Blue Jays.

    Abrams now has 12 stolen bases in his last 21 games and 37 on the season, fourth most in the league. The 22-year-old shortstop has been swinging the bat better of late as well, going 11-for-43 (.256) with three home runs in his last 10 contests. Overall, Abrams' slash line is up to .253/.304/.413 with 14 homers, 66 runs scored and 49 RBI across 487 plate appearances this season.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Clubs 12th homer

    Abrams went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 8-7 win over the Phillies.

    He supplied the big blow in a six-run fourth inning by taking Michael Lorenzen deep. Abrams has slowed down in August, batting just .179 (7-for-39) over his last 11 games, but he's still taken a big step forward in 2023, posting a .293/.351/.457 slash line in 34 contests as the Nationals' leadoff hitter with five of his 12 homers and 20 of his 33 steals on the season.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Swipes two bags in win

    Abrams stole two bases and scored a run in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    The shortstop began the game on the bench, but after getting hit by a pitch in the eighth inning when he pinch-hit for Jeter Downs, Abrams races around the bases before adding an insurance run for the Nationals on a Stone Garrett single. Abrams is up to 33 steals in 36 attempts on the season, and since the All-Star break the 22-year-old is slashing .272/.338/.432 with four homers, nine RBI and 23 runs in 32 games.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Scheduled day off

    Abrams is getting a scheduled day off Thursday versus the Red Sox, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Abrams battled some back spasms toward the end of last week, but all is well. He tallied his 31st stolen base of the season in the Nationals' win over Boston on Wednesday after reaching the 30-steal plateau in Tuesday's loss. Jeter Downs will play shortstop and hit ninth in Thursday's series finale.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Back in lineup Tuesday

    Abrams (back) is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

    Abrams was lifted from Sunday's series finale against the Athletics due to back spasms, but he is ready to rock leading into the Nationals' three-game set versus Boston. The 22-year-old has slashed .297/.356/.460 with four homers and 20 steals in 37 games since the beginning of July.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Dealing with back spasms

    Abrams was removed from Sunday's win over the Athletics in the top of the eighth inning due to back spasms, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Abrams went 0-for-3 to begin Sunday's matchup and was replaced defensively by Jeter Downs to begin the eighth inning. It's unclear whether Abrams will be forced to miss additional time, but he'll at least be able to rest during the Nationals' scheduled day off Monday.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Nabs 28th steal

    Abrams went 2-for-5 with a double and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

    The 22-year-old speedster swiped second base after a single in the third inning and added a double off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth. Abrams has been impressive since the start of July, slashing .314/.362/.489 with four homers, 11 RBI, 27 runs scored and 19 steals across 151 plate appearances in that span.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Sitting nightcap Tuesday

    Abrams isn't in the Nationals' lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Bobby Blanco of reports.

    Abrams went 2-for-5 with a run scored during Washington's Game 1 loss and will get a breather to end Tuesday's activities. Jeter Downs will fill in as the Nationals' shortstop and bat ninth.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Takes first pitch out of the yard

    Abrams went 4-for-5 with a double, a solo home run, two runs scored and two steals in Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Reds.

    Abrams made sure the debuting Lyon Richardson would never forget his first major-league pitch, as Abrams sent it sailing well over the right field wall. While his August had gotten off to a sluggish start, this performance was more in line with Abrams' scorching July in which he hit .327 with three home runs and 16 steals. The 22-year-old shortstop is now up to 11 home runs and 27 thefts on the season, and the future appears to be now for this blossoming fantasy stud.

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  • Nationals' CJ Abrams: Runs wild in New York

    Abrams went 2-for-3 with one run scored and three steals in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Abrams showcased his elite speed Sunday, swiping three bags and reaching on an infield single. The shortstop accounted for the Nationals' only run, stealing home in the first inning. The 22-year-old now owns 24 steals on the season and has gone 13-for-44 (.295) with 10 runs scored and seven stolen bases over his last 11 appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Alpharetta, GA
Age: 22
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R