Is the son of Chris and Ruth...Ruth, used to toss foam balls and rolled-up pairs of socks to play makeshift games of baseball in their kitchen...C.J. took his first swings at 18 months old, using an orange foam stick serving as the bat...as he got older, Chris had C.J. swinging other items, such as two PVC pipes linked by a chain - essentially, plastic nunchucks that emphasized the importance of keeping the hands close to the body...C.J. has volunteered on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, CURE Childhood Cancer and as a youth baseball camp counselor....Perfect Game clocked him at 6.29 sec. in the 60-yard dash...he’s been timed from home to first in less than four seconds (an elite benchmark for MLB players) on a routine basis.
Joined Triple-A Rochester following the trade...Was recalled by Washington on Aug. 15...He ranked fifth in the National League (1st among NL rookies) with a .314 batting average and third in the NL (1st among NL rookies) with an 8.5% strikeout rate (9 SO/106 PA) from Sept. 3 through the end of the season...Abrams recorded eight multi-hit efforts with Washington, including a career-high four hits on Sept. 5 at St. Louis (4-for-5, 3B, 2 R)…From Aug. 15 - his debut with the club - the Nationals ranked fifth in Major League Baseball in opponents’ batting average on ground balls (.215 opp. AVG)…From Opening Day through Aug. 14, the Nationals ranked 29th in MLB with a .275 opponents’ average on grounders...Earned MLB Play of the Week Award for his diving stop on Sept. 9 at Philadelphia...Recorded his first career walk-off hit, a 10th-inning single on Sept. 28 vs. Atlanta (Stephens)…Made San Diego’s Opening Day roster...Recorded his first MLB hit on April 9 at Arizona, a 9th-inn. single (Melancon)…Hit his 1st MLB homer on April 16 vs. Atlanta (Morton)…According to MLB Statcast, he ranked in the 91st percentile in MLB in average sprint speed (29.0 feet/second).
Spent the entire 2021 season with Double-A San Antonio, setting career highs in games played (42), at-bats (162), doubles (14), RBI (23) and walks (15)...With the Missions, he posted 15 walks against 36 strikeouts with 13 steals and three home runs. ...Sustained a season-ending injury July 4 when we fractured his left tibia and a sprained MCL in his left knee in a collision at second base...The day of the injury, Abrams had been selected to represent the Padres in the All-Star Futures Game alongside catcher Luis Campusano...Bruised his left (non-throwing) shoulder while sliding during the offseason in instructional league action, missing the Arizona Fall League...Voted as the best hitter for average, fastest baserunner, best athlete and best defensive infielder in the Padres farm system in Baseball America's Best Tools survey, voted on by MLB executives, scouts and managers.
Spent the campaign at the Padres' alternate training site as part of the club's 60-man player pool but did not appear on the active roster.
Earned Arizona League Most Valuable Player honors, hitting .401 with a .662 SLG, both of which led the league...Tied for the AZL lead with 8 triples and his 40 runs scored led the circuit, despite his promotion to Fort Wayne (A) on August 3 and 3 weeks remaining in AZL play...Posted a 20-game hitting streak to start his professional career from June 18-July 14, compiling 14 multi-hit efforts at a .446 clip...Posted 20 multi-hit efforts, a a 14-to-11 SO/BB ratio and swiped 15 bags in his 32 AZL contests...Promoted to Fort Wayne on Aug. 3 but played in just two games (2-for-8, 2B, 1 BB, SB) before a left shoulder contusion landed him on the 7-day IL on Aug. 10.