Padres' CJ Abrams out for Season with Injury After Collision; MLB's No. 8 Prospect

AP Photo/Sue OgrockiCJ Abrams, a San Diego Padres prospect, will be out for the remainder of the 2021 season. He was diagnosed with fractured left tibia (left femur) and sprained left MCL. Dennis Lin of The Athletic reported that he will miss the rest.According to, Abrams was in a collision at 2nd base on Wednesday and had to leave in the 9th inning. He could not put any weight on his injured leg.Three months is the average recovery time for this injury.The 20-year old has spent the entire season in Double-A with the San Antonio Missions. Abrams is regarded as the No. According to, Abrams is the No. 8 prospect in baseball and second-best Padres player behind MacKenzie Gore.Abrams was also scheduled to represent the National League in the 2021 Futures game.The infielder was originally drafted in the first round of the 2019 draft. He has shown his versatility this season, hitting.296 with an on-base percentage of.363, 14 doubles, and 13 stolen bases. In 33 games, he has only four errors at shortstop and six at third base.Abrams is a potential game-changer in an organization full of young talent.Although the injury may slow down his growth, the timeline should allow him to be fully healthy by 2022.