The San Diego Padres’ hopes for contention took a big blow when it was announced that superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. sustained a fractured wrist that will keep him sidelined for up to three months. Luckily for the Padres, they just so happen to have one of the most talented shortstop prospects in the game, CJ Abrams. With an Opening Day matchup set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Padres made a key decision on their top prospect. Abrams got the call that he made the team’s Opening Day roster on Thursday, as reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Abrams enjoyed a strong spring, as he posted a .324 batting average with two homers, three stolen bases and seven runs scored. The 21-year-old has yet to play above the Double-A level, which could certainly lead to some growing pains at some point this season.

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However, for a Padres team looking to replace the power-speed combination they lost with the Fernando Tatis Jr. injury, they couldn’t be walking into a better temporary replacement.

Abrams, who was rated as’s number nine prospect, has posted a .927 OPS with five homers and 28 stolen bases in 76 career minor league games.

Now, he’ll get his first taste of big-league action in 2022 after getting the call on Opening Day.