Spencer John Kieboom...Pronounced KEY-boom...Born in Mount Pleasant, SC but grew up in Marietta, GA where he attended Walton High School... Attended Clemson (SC) University where he was named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list in 2011 and 2012... Awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove by the American Baseball Coaches Association in 2012...Was considered by many to be the best defensive catcher in the country for the 2012 draft and was ranked the No. 84 draft prospect in the nation, per Baseball America... Has dual-citizenship with the United States and The Netherlands... Father, Alswinn, was born in The Netherlands, moved to the United States at the age of 17...Brother, Carter, is an infielder in Washington's system.
Had his contract selected from Triple-A Syracuse on May 11 and remained in the Major Leagues for the rest of the season...Hit .239 (28-for-117) with five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, 16 walks and 15 runs scored in 39 starts...Hit safely in 20 of the 39 starts...Went 12-for-31 (.387) and hit safely in seven of his last 11 starts...Had five walks and just five strikeouts during that stretch...Recorded his first Major League hit on May 19 vs. Los Angeles (NL), a single off Ross Stripling...Clubbed his first career home run on Sept. 11 at Philadelphia (Pivetta)...Hit his second homer two days later, Sept. 13 vs. Chicago (NL) off Mike Montgomery...Recorded a career-high three hits on Sept. 7 vs. Chicago (NL) ...Threw out nine of 25 would-be basestealers (36%).
Began the season with Double-A Harrisburg before joining Triple-A Syracuse for the first time in mid June...Hit .250 with 14 doubles, five homers, 25 RBI, 25 walks and 23 runs scored in 66 games between the two stops.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Harrisburg before being added to Washington's active roster on Sept. 27...Made his MLB debut on Oct. 2 vs. Miami...Hit .230 with 11 doubles, five homers, 31 RBI, a career-high 43 walks and 27 runs scored in a career-high 94 games for the Senators.
Hit .248 with 16 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 26 RBI, 36 walks, one stolen base and 30 runs scored in 71 games for Single-A Potomac...36 walks marked a career-high...Was named a Carolina League All-Star...Was again tasked with handling some of Washington's top pitching prospects...Following the season, hit .238 with two home runs, seven RBI, eight walks and three runs scored in 13 games during his second stint in the Arizona Fall League.