JAZZ Jasrado Hermis CHISHOLM
Nickname:   N/A Position:   SS
Home: N/A Team:   MARLINS
Height: 5' 11" Bats:   L
Weight: 170 Throws:   R
DOB: 2/1/1998 Agent: N/A
Uniform #: N/A  
Birth City: Nassau, Bahamas
Draft: 2015 - Diamondbacks - Free agent - Out of Bahamas
YR LEA TEAM SAL(K) G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG AVG
2016 PIO MISSOULA   62 249 42 70 12 1 9 37 13 4 19 73 .333 .446 .281
2017 MWL KANE COUNTY   29 109 14 27 5 2 1 12 3 0 10 39 .325 .358 .248
2018 CAL VISALIA   36 149 27 49 6 2 10 27 9 2 9 52 .369 .597 .329
2018 MWL KANE COUNTY   76 307 52 75 17 4 15 43 8 2 30 97 .311 .472 .244
2019 SL JACKSONVILLE   23 81 6 23 4 2 3 10 3 0 11 24 .383 .494 .284
2019 SL JACKSON   89 314 51 64 6 5 18 44 13 4 41 123 .305 .427 .204
2020 NL MARLINS $84.00 21 56 8 9 1 1 2 6 2 2 5 19 .242 .321 .161
2021 NL MARLINS   124 464 70 115 20 4 18 53 23 8 34 145 .303 .425 .248
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  • July CLASS="highlight"> 5, CLASS="highlight"> 2015: CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> signed CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Diamondbacks CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> free CLASS="highlight"> agent, CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> received CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> $200,000 CLASS="highlight"> bonus, CLASS="highlight"> via CLASS="highlight"> scout CLASS="highlight"> Craig CLASS="highlight"> Shipley. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> 

    D-backs CLASS="highlight"> special CLASS="highlight"> assistant Craig CLASS="highlight"> Shipley first CLASS="highlight"> came CLASS="highlight"> across CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Nassau CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> February CLASS="highlight"> 2015. CLASS="highlight"> Shipley CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> scouting CLASS="highlight"> touted CLASS="highlight"> shortstop Lucius CLASS="highlight"> Fox but CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> intrigued CLASS="highlight"> by CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> played CLASS="highlight"> second CLASS="highlight"> base CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> day, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> took CLASS="highlight"> another CLASS="highlight"> trip CLASS="highlight"> down CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> see CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> workout CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> few CLASS="highlight"> weeks CLASS="highlight"> later.

    “They CLASS="highlight"> ran CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> 60-yard CLASS="highlight"> dash, CLASS="highlight"> hit CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> little CLASS="highlight"> BP, CLASS="highlight"> took CLASS="highlight"> some CLASS="highlight"> ground CLASS="highlight"> balls, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> now CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> shortstop,” CLASS="highlight"> Shipley CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> “I CLASS="highlight"> actually CLASS="highlight"> liked CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> better CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> short CLASS="highlight"> than CLASS="highlight"> what CLASS="highlight"> I’d CLASS="highlight"> seen CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> second. CLASS="highlight"> You CLASS="highlight"> could CLASS="highlight"> see CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> hands CLASS="highlight"> better.

    “They CLASS="highlight"> played CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> game, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> three CLASS="highlight"> at-bats, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> there CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> strike, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> hit CLASS="highlight"> it. CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> know CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> caught CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> ball. CLASS="highlight"> His CLASS="highlight"> arm CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> easy. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">”

    A CLASS="highlight"> few CLASS="highlight"> months CLASS="highlight"> later, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> D-backs CLASS="highlight"> signed CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> $200,000. CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> knows CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> bonus CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> small CLASS="highlight"> compared CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> other CLASS="highlight"> international CLASS="highlight"> players, CLASS="highlight"> but CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> says CLASS="highlight"> he’s CLASS="highlight"> not CLASS="highlight"> concerned.

    “The CLASS="highlight"> signing CLASS="highlight"> bonus CLASS="highlight"> doesn’t CLASS="highlight"> really CLASS="highlight"> mean CLASS="highlight"> anything CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> me,” CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> “It’s CLASS="highlight"> something CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> get CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> it, CLASS="highlight"> but CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> want CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> make CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> money CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> leagues. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">” 

    “I’d CLASS="highlight"> like CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> thank CLASS="highlight"> God CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> putting CLASS="highlight"> me CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> position CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> signing CLASS="highlight"> day. CLASS="highlight"> I’d CLASS="highlight"> like CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> thank CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Arizona CLASS="highlight"> Diamondbacks CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> believing CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> me CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> letting CLASS="highlight"> me CLASS="highlight"> pursue CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> dreams," CLASS="highlight"> Jasrado CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> (Nick CLASS="highlight"> Piecoro CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> Baseball CLASS="highlight"> Amercia CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> 4/21/2017)

  • The CLASS="highlight"> half-brother CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> Rays CLASS="highlight"> prospect CLASS="highlight"> Lucius CLASS="highlight"> Fox, CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> displays CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> swagger CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> field CLASS="highlight"> befitting CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> nickname CLASS="highlight"> “Jazz. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">” CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> born CLASS="highlight"> Jasrado. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">

  • Growing CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> wonderful, CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> "It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> never CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> dull CLASS="highlight"> day," CLASS="highlight"> Jasrado CLASS="highlight"> said. "Instead CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> staying CLASS="highlight"> inside CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> playing CLASS="highlight"> video CLASS="highlight"> games CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> day, CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> always CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> something CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> do. CLASS="highlight"> Y'know, CLASS="highlight"> go CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> beach, CLASS="highlight"> run CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> beach, CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> whatever CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> gotta CLASS="highlight"> do. CLASS="highlight"> But CLASS="highlight"> playing CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> always CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> number CLASS="highlight"> one CLASS="highlight"> thing CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> did."

    Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> grew CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Nassau, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> island's CLASS="highlight"> capital, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> came CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> United CLASS="highlight"> States CLASS="highlight"> after CLASS="highlight"> earning CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> scholarship CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> 12 CLASS="highlight"> years CLASS="highlight"> old. CLASS="highlight"> Moving CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> Life CLASS="highlight"> Prep CLASS="highlight"> Academy CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Wichita, CLASS="highlight"> Kansas, CLASS="highlight"> "Jas" CLASS="highlight"> lived CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> high CLASS="highlight"> school CLASS="highlight"> coach, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> helped CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> grow CLASS="highlight"> into CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> player CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> person CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> today. "I CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> high CLASS="highlight"> school CLASS="highlight"> coach CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> pushed CLASS="highlight"> me CLASS="highlight"> hard, CLASS="highlight"> every CLASS="highlight"> day," CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> said. "And CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> still CLASS="highlight"> thank CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> today.

    "It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> never CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> 'Hey CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> could CLASS="highlight"> take CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> break CLASS="highlight"> if CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> want.' CLASS="highlight"> No, CLASS="highlight"> let's CLASS="highlight"> knock CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> out. CLASS="highlight"> 'You CLASS="highlight"> could CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> less CLASS="highlight"> reps CLASS="highlight"> today.' CLASS="highlight"> No, CLASS="highlight"> we're CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> much CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> could CLASS="highlight"> today."

  • Jazz CLASS="highlight"> comes CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> family CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> ball CLASS="highlight"> players. CLASS="highlight"> Not CLASS="highlight"> only CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> brother CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> teammate CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> visited CLASS="highlight"> Wichita CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> tournament, CLASS="highlight"> but CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> grandmother CLASS="highlight"> also CLASS="highlight"> played CLASS="highlight"> professional CLASS="highlight"> softball. CLASS="highlight"> And CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> cousin CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> Antoan CLASS="highlight"> Richardson, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> got CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> league CLASS="highlight"> cups CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> coffee CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Braves CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> 2011 CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Yankees CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> 2014. CLASS="highlight"> But CLASS="highlight"> it's CLASS="highlight"> not CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> family's CLASS="highlight"> legacy CLASS="highlight"> that's CLASS="highlight"> earning CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> respect CLASS="highlight"> around CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> clubhouse.

    "He's CLASS="highlight"> energetic, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> can CLASS="highlight"> hit, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> can CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> defense," CLASS="highlight"> Osprey CLASS="highlight"> manager CLASS="highlight"> Joe CLASS="highlight"> Mather CLASS="highlight"> explained. CLASS="highlight"> "He CLASS="highlight"> wants CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> play. CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> believe CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> goals CLASS="highlight"> are CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> beat CLASS="highlight"> everything CLASS="highlight"> Isan CLASS="highlight"> Diaz CLASS="highlight"> did CLASS="highlight"> last CLASS="highlight"> year, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Isan CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> MVP CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> league. CLASS="highlight"> So CLASS="highlight"> he's CLASS="highlight"> not CLASS="highlight"> short CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> confidence, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> older CLASS="highlight"> players CLASS="highlight"> take CLASS="highlight"> care CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> there. CLASS="highlight"> Kind CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> bring CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> back CLASS="highlight"> down CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> Earth CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> needs CLASS="highlight"> to," CLASS="highlight"> Mather CLASS="highlight"> concluded CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> smile.

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    Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> moved CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> USA CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> 13 CLASS="highlight"> years CLASS="highlight"> old.

  • His  CLASS="highlight"> grandmother, CLASS="highlight"> Patricia CLASS="highlight"> Coakley CLASS="highlight"> ("Grammy CLASS="highlight"> Pat"), CLASS="highlight"> played CLASS="highlight"> shortstop CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamian CLASS="highlight"> national CLASS="highlight"> softball CLASS="highlight"> team CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> 1980s CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> didn't CLASS="highlight"> retire CLASS="highlight"> until CLASS="highlight"> after CLASS="highlight"> her CLASS="highlight"> 60th CLASS="highlight"> birthday.

    She CLASS="highlight"> started CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> academy CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> boys CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> 1985.

    She CLASS="highlight"> began CLASS="highlight"> doing CLASS="highlight"> soft CLASS="highlight"> toss CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> starting CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> 2 CLASS="highlight"> years CLASS="highlight"> old. 

  • In CLASS="highlight"> 2017, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Baseball CLASS="highlight"> America CLASS="highlight"> Prospect CLASS="highlight"> Handbook CLASS="highlight"> rated CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> 5th-best CLASS="highlight"> prospect CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> D'Backs CLASS="highlight"> organization. CLASS="highlight"> And CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> #4 CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> year CLASS="highlight"> later, CLASS="highlight"> before CLASS="highlight"> 2018 CLASS="highlight"> spring CLASS="highlight"> training.

    In CLASS="highlight"> 2019, CLASS="highlight"> they CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> #1 CLASS="highlight"> prospect CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> D'Backs' CLASS="highlight"> organization. CLASS="highlight"> But CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> dropped CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> 5th-best CLASS="highlight"> prospect CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Marlins' CLASS="highlight"> farm CLASS="highlight"> system CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> winter CLASS="highlight"> before CLASS="highlight"> 2020 CLASS="highlight"> spring CLASS="highlight"> training. CLASS="highlight"> And CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> #4 CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> spring CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> 2021.

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  • Lucius CLASS="highlight"> Fox CLASS="highlight"> dropped CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> math CLASS="highlight"> homework, CLASS="highlight"> raised CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> fist, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> pumped CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> few CLASS="highlight"> times. CLASS="highlight"> Back CLASS="highlight"> home CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas, CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> childhood CLASS="highlight"> buddy CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> beat CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> chest CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> jumped CLASS="highlight"> into CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> air.

    This CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> day CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> doubters CLASS="highlight"> would CLASS="highlight"> become CLASS="highlight"> believers, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> friends CLASS="highlight"> thought. CLASS="highlight"> As CLASS="highlight"> boys, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> pair CLASS="highlight"> grew CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> diamonds CLASS="highlight"> across CLASS="highlight"> Nassau. CLASS="highlight"> As CLASS="highlight"> teenagers, CLASS="highlight"> they CLASS="highlight"> were CLASS="highlight"> anointed CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> new CLASS="highlight"> faces CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> sport CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> their CLASS="highlight"> country. CLASS="highlight"> It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> Sept. CLASS="highlight"> 25, CLASS="highlight"> 2014, CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> Yankee CLASS="highlight"> Stadium. CLASS="highlight"> In CLASS="highlight"> one CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> most CLASS="highlight"> memorable CLASS="highlight"> scenes CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> franchise's CLASS="highlight"> history, CLASS="highlight"> Derek CLASS="highlight"> Jeter CLASS="highlight"> lined CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> game-winning CLASS="highlight"> RBI CLASS="highlight"> single CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> right CLASS="highlight"> field CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> final CLASS="highlight"> at-bat CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> storied CLASS="highlight"> career. CLASS="highlight"> In CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> aftermath, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> future CLASS="highlight"> Hall CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> Famer CLASS="highlight"> embraced CLASS="highlight"> every CLASS="highlight"> single CLASS="highlight"> teammate CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> field CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> postgame CLASS="highlight"> celebration. CLASS="highlight"> Cameras CLASS="highlight"> caught CLASS="highlight"> Yankees CLASS="highlight"> legends CLASS="highlight"> waiting CLASS="highlight"> outside CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> home CLASS="highlight"> dugout CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> their CLASS="highlight"> chance CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> embrace CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> hero.

    Fox, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> attending CLASS="highlight"> high CLASS="highlight"> school CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Florida CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> time, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> watching CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> living CLASS="highlight"> room CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Nassau, CLASS="highlight"> scanned CLASS="highlight"> their CLASS="highlight"> TV CLASS="highlight"> screens CLASS="highlight"> looking CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> countryman CLASS="highlight"> Antoan CLASS="highlight"> Richardson. CLASS="highlight"> It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> Richardson CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> sprinted CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> second CLASS="highlight"> base, CLASS="highlight"> rounded CLASS="highlight"> third CLASS="highlight"> base CLASS="highlight"> perfectly, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> leaped CLASS="highlight"> headfirst CLASS="highlight"> into CLASS="highlight"> home CLASS="highlight"> plate CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Bahamian CLASS="highlight"> folklore CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> winning CLASS="highlight"> run.

    "This CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> an CLASS="highlight"> inspiration, CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> huge CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas," CLASS="highlight"> said CLASS="highlight"> Fox, CLASS="highlight"> 21, CLASS="highlight"> "Baseball, CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> gives CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> kids CLASS="highlight"> another CLASS="highlight"> outlet CLASS="highlight"> instead CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> trying CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> track CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> field CLASS="highlight"> or CLASS="highlight"> basketball. CLASS="highlight"> Baseball CLASS="highlight"> can CLASS="highlight"> take CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> around CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> world, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> obviously CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> can CLASS="highlight"> make CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> lot CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> money CLASS="highlight"> playing CLASS="highlight"> it. CLASS="highlight"> It's CLASS="highlight"> what CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> want CLASS="highlight"> kids CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> play."

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    There CLASS="highlight"> are CLASS="highlight"> 15 CLASS="highlight"> Minor CLASS="highlight"> Leaguers CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> now, CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> list CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> features CLASS="highlight"> outfielder CLASS="highlight"> Kristian CLASS="highlight"> Robinson, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> D-backs' CLASS="highlight"> 12th CLASS="highlight"> ranked CLASS="highlight"> prospect, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Angels CLASS="highlight"> prospects CLASS="highlight"> Trent CLASS="highlight"> Deveaux CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> D'Shawn CLASS="highlight"> Knowles, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> rank CLASS="highlight"> No. CLASS="highlight"> 23 CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> No. CLASS="highlight"> 24. CLASS="highlight"> Other CLASS="highlight"> prospects CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> watch CLASS="highlight"> include CLASS="highlight"> D'Shawn's CLASS="highlight"> twin CLASS="highlight"> brother CLASS="highlight"> D'Vaughn CLASS="highlight"> Knowles CLASS="highlight"> (Yankees), CLASS="highlight"> Tahnaj CLASS="highlight"> Thomas CLASS="highlight"> (Pirates), CLASS="highlight"> Keithron CLASS="highlight"> Moss CLASS="highlight"> (Rangers) CLASS="highlight"> Reshard CLASS="highlight"> Munroe CLASS="highlight"> (Reds), CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Shameko CLASS="highlight"> Smith, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> drafted CLASS="highlight"> by CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Rockies CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> 2017.

    "There CLASS="highlight"> are CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> lot CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> us CLASS="highlight"> now, CLASS="highlight"> but CLASS="highlight"> I'd CLASS="highlight"> honestly CLASS="highlight"> say CLASS="highlight"> I'm CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> next CLASS="highlight"> one CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> leagues," CLASS="highlight"> Fox CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> "We CLASS="highlight"> have CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> competition CLASS="highlight"> amongst CLASS="highlight"> us CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> other CLASS="highlight"> guys CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> would CLASS="highlight"> tell CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> same CLASS="highlight"> answer. CLASS="highlight"> We CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> have CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> same CLASS="highlight"> goal CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> stick, CLASS="highlight"> make CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> long-term CLASS="highlight"> impact CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> league CLASS="highlight"> level CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> long CLASS="highlight"> time."

  • Fox CLASS="highlight"> signed CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> Giants CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> $6 CLASS="highlight"> million CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> an CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> July CLASS="highlight"> 2, CLASS="highlight"> 2015. CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> traded CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Rays CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> next CLASS="highlight"> year, CLASS="highlight"> started CLASS="highlight"> last CLASS="highlight"> season CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> Charlotte CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Florida CLASS="highlight"> State CLASS="highlight"> League CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> finished CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> by CLASS="highlight"> hitting CLASS="highlight"> .221 CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> 27 CLASS="highlight"> games CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> Double-A CLASS="highlight"> Montgomery. CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> went CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> hit CLASS="highlight"> .326 CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> home CLASS="highlight"> run, CLASS="highlight"> 11 CLASS="highlight"> RBIs CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> seven CLASS="highlight"> stolen CLASS="highlight"> bases CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> Peoria CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Arizona CLASS="highlight"> Fall CLASS="highlight"> League.

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    "I'm CLASS="highlight"> definitely CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> next CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> leaguer CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas," CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm, CLASS="highlight"> 20, CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> "No CLASS="highlight"> question." CLASS="highlight"> Fox CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> met CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Freedom CLASS="highlight"> Farm CLASS="highlight"> Little CLASS="highlight"> League CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> have CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> competing CLASS="highlight"> against CLASS="highlight"> each CLASS="highlight"> other CLASS="highlight"> since CLASS="highlight"> childhood. CLASS="highlight"> Fox CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> always CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> faster CLASS="highlight"> runner CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> two. CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> always CLASS="highlight"> shown CLASS="highlight"> more CLASS="highlight"> home CLASS="highlight"> run CLASS="highlight"> power. CLASS="highlight"> Their CLASS="highlight"> high CLASS="highlight"> level CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> confidence—which CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> through CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> roof—is CLASS="highlight"> equal.

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    "Our CLASS="highlight"> main CLASS="highlight"> sport CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> track CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> field, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> swimming, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> stuff CLASS="highlight"> like CLASS="highlight"> that, CLASS="highlight"> but CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> definitely CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> rise," CLASS="highlight"> Seymour CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> "All CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> people CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> run CLASS="highlight"> our CLASS="highlight"> country, CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> hope CLASS="highlight"> they CLASS="highlight"> take CLASS="highlight"> note CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> try CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> something CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> our CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> players CLASS="highlight"> here CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> country, CLASS="highlight"> because CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> really CLASS="highlight"> isn't CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> popular CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> other CLASS="highlight"> countries, CLASS="highlight"> but CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> have CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> lot CLASS="highlight"> more CLASS="highlight"> players CLASS="highlight"> now CLASS="highlight"> playing CLASS="highlight"> professionally."

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    "We CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> want CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> something CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamian CLASS="highlight"> people CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> kids CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> fans CLASS="highlight"> there," CLASS="highlight"> Fox CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> "They CLASS="highlight"> come CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> they CLASS="highlight"> watch CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> derby CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> they're CLASS="highlight"> amazed. CLASS="highlight"> It's CLASS="highlight"> new. CLASS="highlight"> If CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> watch CLASS="highlight"> their CLASS="highlight"> faces, CLASS="highlight"> it's CLASS="highlight"> amazing CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> them CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> watch CLASS="highlight"> us CLASS="highlight"> go CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> hit."

    The CLASS="highlight"> next CLASS="highlight"> wave CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> young CLASS="highlight"> talent CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> includes CLASS="highlight"> shortstops CLASS="highlight"> Ian CLASS="highlight"> Lewis, CLASS="highlight"> Dax CLASS="highlight"> Stubbs, CLASS="highlight"> Zion CLASS="highlight"> Bannister, CLASS="highlight"> catcher CLASS="highlight"> Lahiem CLASS="highlight"> Bell, CLASS="highlight"> along CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> outfielders CLASS="highlight"> Everette CLASS="highlight"> Cooper, CLASS="highlight"> Adrian CLASS="highlight"> Edgecombe, CLASS="highlight"> D'Shaughn CLASS="highlight"> Forbes CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Andre CLASS="highlight"> Arthur. CLASS="highlight"> Their CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> steps CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> race CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> next CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> leaguer CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> starts CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> they CLASS="highlight"> sign CLASS="highlight"> during CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> international CLASS="highlight"> signing CLASS="highlight"> period CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> begins CLASS="highlight"> July CLASS="highlight"> 2.

    "In CLASS="highlight"> real CLASS="highlight"> time, CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> doing CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> job," CLASS="highlight"> Richardson, CLASS="highlight"> 35, CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> "But CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> reflect CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> Derek CLASS="highlight"> Jeter CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> everything CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> did CLASS="highlight"> since CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> left CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> 14, CLASS="highlight"> I'm CLASS="highlight"> happy CLASS="highlight"> if CLASS="highlight"> any CLASS="highlight"> part CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> journey CLASS="highlight"> inspired CLASS="highlight"> people. CLASS="highlight"> It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> obligation CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> help CLASS="highlight"> pave CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> way CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> allow CLASS="highlight"> people CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> dream CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> keep CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> forward. CLASS="highlight"> It CLASS="highlight"> still CLASS="highlight"> is." CLASS="highlight"> (Jesse CLASS="highlight"> Sanchez- CLASS="highlight"> MLB.com-Dec.23, CLASS="highlight"> 2018)

  • Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> bubbling, CLASS="highlight"> energetic CLASS="highlight"> personality CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> brimming CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> confidence. CLASS="highlight"> Coaches CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> team CLASS="highlight"> executives CLASS="highlight"> say CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> continued CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> work CLASS="highlight"> hard CLASS="highlight"> despite CLASS="highlight"> being CLASS="highlight"> disappointed CLASS="highlight"> about CLASS="highlight"> starting CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> season CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Kane CLASS="highlight"> County CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> repeating CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Midwest CLASS="highlight"> League.

  • Jan CLASS="highlight"> 16, CLASS="highlight"> 2020: CLASS="highlight"> The CLASS="highlight"> offseason CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> hardly CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> time CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> rest CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> Marlins CLASS="highlight"> shortstop CLASS="highlight"> prospect CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm. CLASS="highlight"> After CLASS="highlight"> spending CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> 2019 CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> Double-A, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> 21-year-old CLASS="highlight"> continued CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> get CLASS="highlight"> game CLASS="highlight"> repetitions CLASS="highlight"> by CLASS="highlight"> playing CLASS="highlight"> winter CLASS="highlight"> ball CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Puerto CLASS="highlight"> Rico. CLASS="highlight"> And, CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> South CLASS="highlight"> Florida, CLASS="highlight"> he’s CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> working CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> regularly CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Marlins’ CLASS="highlight"> Spring CLASS="highlight"> Training CLASS="highlight"> complex.

    “I’m CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> into CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> league CLASS="highlight"> camp CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> year, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> I’m CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> there CLASS="highlight"> trying CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> compete CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> job,” CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> “I’ve CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> here CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> offseason, CLASS="highlight"> so CLASS="highlight"> I’ve CLASS="highlight"> gotten CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> meet CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> guys CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> workers, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> coaches CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> front CLASS="highlight"> office, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> everybody CLASS="highlight"> around CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> complex.”

    A CLASS="highlight"> native CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas, CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> continues CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> get CLASS="highlight"> acclimated CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Marlins, CLASS="highlight"> an CLASS="highlight"> organization CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> joined CLASS="highlight"> last CLASS="highlight"> July CLASS="highlight"> after CLASS="highlight"> being CLASS="highlight"> acquired CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> D-backs. CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> projects CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> start CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> season CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> Triple-A CLASS="highlight"> Wichita.

    “It’s CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> great CLASS="highlight"> organization, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> I’m CLASS="highlight"> happy CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> here, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> can’t CLASS="highlight"> wait CLASS="highlight"> until CLASS="highlight"> Spring CLASS="highlight"> Training,” CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> “It’s CLASS="highlight"> Miami. CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> love CLASS="highlight"> Miami. CLASS="highlight"> I’m CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas. CLASS="highlight"> So, CLASS="highlight"> being CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> 305 CLASS="highlight"> . CLASS="highlight"> . CLASS="highlight"> . CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> I’m CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> excited CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> here, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> I’m CLASS="highlight"> glad CLASS="highlight"> somebody CLASS="highlight"> wanted CLASS="highlight"> me CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> here CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> badly CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> they CLASS="highlight"> traded CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> me.” CLASS="highlight"> (J CLASS="highlight"> Frisaro CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> MLB. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">com CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> Jan CLASS="highlight"> 16, CLASS="highlight"> 2020)

  • Spring CLASS="highlight"> 2020: CLASS="highlight"> Upbeat CLASS="highlight"> by CLASS="highlight"> nature, CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> doesn’t CLASS="highlight"> necessarily CLASS="highlight"> need CLASS="highlight"> any CLASS="highlight"> additional CLASS="highlight"> motivation CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> more CLASS="highlight"> energy. CLASS="highlight"> Every CLASS="highlight"> time CLASS="highlight"> he’s CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> field, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> all CLASS="highlight"> smiles CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> carries CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> exuberance CLASS="highlight"> off CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> field CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> well.

    Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> got CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> stolen CLASS="highlight"> base CLASS="highlight"> during CLASS="highlight"> Spring CLASS="highlight"> Training, CLASS="highlight"> where CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> literally CLASS="highlight"> dislodged CLASS="highlight"> third CLASS="highlight"> base CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> head-first CLASS="highlight"> slide. CLASS="highlight"> It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> an CLASS="highlight"> awkward CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> humorous CLASS="highlight"> moment.  CLASS="highlight"> “When CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> came CLASS="highlight"> into CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> hand, CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> thinking, CLASS="highlight"> ‘Can CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> put CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> locker CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> you CLASS="highlight"> guys CLASS="highlight"> can CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> get CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> new CLASS="highlight"> base?’ CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> “I’m CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> hold CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> bag CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> ask CLASS="highlight"> if CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> could CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> souvenir.”

    Teammate CLASS="highlight"> Monte CLASS="highlight"> Harrison CLASS="highlight"> sees CLASS="highlight"> game-changing CLASS="highlight"> ability CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> sometimes CLASS="highlight"> needs CLASS="highlight"> reminder CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> stay CLASS="highlight"> focused.  CLASS="highlight"> “When CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> steps CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> field, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> can CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> anything CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> wants, CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> will,” CLASS="highlight"> Harrison CLASS="highlight"> said CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm. CLASS="highlight"> “If CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> actually CLASS="highlight"> puts CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> into CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> does CLASS="highlight"> it, CLASS="highlight"> that’s CLASS="highlight"> what CLASS="highlight"> I’m CLASS="highlight"> pushing CLASS="highlight"> for. CLASS="highlight"> That’s CLASS="highlight"> what CLASS="highlight"> I’ve CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> back CLASS="highlight"> about. CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> doesn’t CLASS="highlight"> really CLASS="highlight"> realize CLASS="highlight"> it."

    “We’re CLASS="highlight"> feeding CLASS="highlight"> off CLASS="highlight"> each CLASS="highlight"> other, CLASS="highlight"> 100 CLASS="highlight"> percent,” CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> “If CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> other CLASS="highlight"> person CLASS="highlight"> gets CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> started CLASS="highlight"> then CLASS="highlight"> we’re CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> keep CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> family. CLASS="highlight"> That’s CLASS="highlight"> what CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> clubhouse CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> about, CLASS="highlight"> being CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> family.”  CLASS="highlight"> (Frisaro CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> mlb. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">com CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> 2/23/2020)

  • In CLASS="highlight"> 2020, CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> saw CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> taste CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> big CLASS="highlight"> leagues. CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> slashed CLASS="highlight"> .161/.242/.321 CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> two CLASS="highlight"> homers CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> six CLASS="highlight"> RBIs CLASS="highlight"> across CLASS="highlight"> 62 CLASS="highlight"> plate CLASS="highlight"> appearances CLASS="highlight"> while CLASS="highlight"> adding CLASS="highlight"> two CLASS="highlight"> stolen CLASS="highlight"> bases. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> In CLASS="highlight"> Game CLASS="highlight"> 3 CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> NLDS CLASS="highlight"> against CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Braves, CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> got CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> start, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> doubled CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> walked. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> (Christina CLASS="highlight"> De CLASS="highlight"> Nicola CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> @cdenicola13 CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> Jan CLASS="highlight"> 7, CLASS="highlight"> 2021)

  • April CLASS="highlight"> 7, CLASS="highlight"> 2021:  CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> Jr., CLASS="highlight"> MLB CLASS="highlight"> Pipeline's CLASS="highlight"> No. CLASS="highlight"> 63 CLASS="highlight"> overall CLASS="highlight"> prospect, CLASS="highlight"> got CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> start CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> season CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> shortstop CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Marlins' CLASS="highlight"> 7-0 CLASS="highlight"> loss CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Cardinals CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> loanDepot CLASS="highlight"> park. CLASS="highlight"> According CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> manager CLASS="highlight"> Don CLASS="highlight"> Mattingly, CLASS="highlight"> Miguel CLASS="highlight"> Rojas CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> left CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> lineup CLASS="highlight"> because CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> travel CLASS="highlight"> day, CLASS="highlight"> which CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> followed CLASS="highlight"> by CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> day CLASS="highlight"> game CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> New CLASS="highlight"> York. CLASS="highlight"> Rojas CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> started CLASS="highlight"> Miami's CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> five CLASS="highlight"> games CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> season. 

    "We CLASS="highlight"> knew CLASS="highlight"> we're CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> have CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> little CLASS="highlight"> careful CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> some CLASS="highlight"> guys, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Miggy CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> one CLASS="highlight"> guy CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> not CLASS="highlight"> been CLASS="highlight"> down CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> lineup," CLASS="highlight"> Mattingly CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> "We've CLASS="highlight"> got CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> careful CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> those CLASS="highlight"> guys CLASS="highlight"> using CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> off-day. CLASS="highlight"> Still, CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> felt CLASS="highlight"> they're CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> good CLASS="highlight"> shape. CLASS="highlight"> But CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> Miggy, CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> wanted CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> give CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> little CLASS="highlight"> breather CLASS="highlight"> today. CLASS="highlight"> I'd CLASS="highlight"> rather CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> short, CLASS="highlight"> when CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> that, CLASS="highlight"> if CLASS="highlight"> we CLASS="highlight"> can." CLASS="highlight"> (CD CLASS="highlight"> Nicola CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> MLB.com CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> April CLASS="highlight"> 7, CLASS="highlight"> 2021)

  •  Every CLASS="highlight"> day, CLASS="highlight"> baseball’s CLASS="highlight"> most CLASS="highlight"> electrifying CLASS="highlight"> player CLASS="highlight"> stops CLASS="highlight"> moving CLASS="highlight"> long CLASS="highlight"> enough CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> answer CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> phone. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> Whether CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> lined CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> ball CLASS="highlight"> into CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> gap CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> then CLASS="highlight"> stolen CLASS="highlight"> third CLASS="highlight"> or CLASS="highlight"> struck CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> three CLASS="highlight"> times, CLASS="highlight"> Marlins CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> knows CLASS="highlight"> what CLASS="highlight"> awaits CLASS="highlight"> him.

    "I’m CLASS="highlight"> gonna CLASS="highlight"> get CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> call," CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> says. CLASS="highlight"> "An CLASS="highlight"> hour, CLASS="highlight"> exactly, CLASS="highlight"> after CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> game."

    On CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> other CLASS="highlight"> end CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> line CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> coach, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> person CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> knows CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> swing CLASS="highlight"> better CLASS="highlight"> than CLASS="highlight"> anyone CLASS="highlight"> else. CLASS="highlight"> When CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm, CLASS="highlight"> 23, CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> playing CLASS="highlight"> well, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> voice CLASS="highlight"> might CLASS="highlight"> say CLASS="highlight"> simply: CLASS="highlight"> "You CLASS="highlight"> did CLASS="highlight"> good CLASS="highlight"> tonight. CLASS="highlight"> Now CLASS="highlight"> go CLASS="highlight"> rest CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> get CLASS="highlight"> ready CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> tomorrow." CLASS="highlight"> If CLASS="highlight"> he's CLASS="highlight"> struggling, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> commentary CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> more CLASS="highlight"> specific: CLASS="highlight"> "You’ve CLASS="highlight"> gotta CLASS="highlight"> hit CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> ball! CLASS="highlight"> You’re CLASS="highlight"> striking CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> too CLASS="highlight"> much. CLASS="highlight"> Get CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> top CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> it, CLASS="highlight"> stay CLASS="highlight"> quick CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> ball CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> use CLASS="highlight"> your CLASS="highlight"> legs."

    "O.K.," CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> always CLASS="highlight"> replies. CLASS="highlight"> "Thank CLASS="highlight"> you, CLASS="highlight"> Grammy CLASS="highlight"> Pat."

    He CLASS="highlight"> laughs CLASS="highlight"> now. CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> does CLASS="highlight"> not CLASS="highlight"> struggle CLASS="highlight"> often: CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> .926 CLASS="highlight"> OPS CLASS="highlight"> so CLASS="highlight"> far CLASS="highlight"> this CLASS="highlight"> season, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> no CLASS="highlight"> one CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> smacks CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> ball CLASS="highlight"> squarer CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> stolen CLASS="highlight"> more CLASS="highlight"> bases. CLASS="highlight"> (He CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> barreled CLASS="highlight"> balls CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> 11% CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> plate CLASS="highlight"> appearances CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> swiped CLASS="highlight"> seven CLASS="highlight"> bags CLASS="highlight"> without CLASS="highlight"> being CLASS="highlight"> caught.) CLASS="highlight"> But CLASS="highlight"> her CLASS="highlight"> coaching CLASS="highlight"> helps. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> "Every CLASS="highlight"> time CLASS="highlight"> she’s CLASS="highlight"> done CLASS="highlight"> it," CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> says, CLASS="highlight"> "I CLASS="highlight"> got CLASS="highlight"> two CLASS="highlight"> hits CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> next CLASS="highlight"> day!"

    Baseball, CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> often CLASS="highlight"> said, CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> game CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> fathers CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> sons. CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> did CLASS="highlight"> not CLASS="highlight"> learn CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> cliché CLASS="highlight"> until CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> teenager CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> Life CLASS="highlight"> Preparatory CLASS="highlight"> Academy CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Wichita, CLASS="highlight"> Kan. CLASS="highlight"> When CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> growing CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> Nassau, CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas, CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> baseball CLASS="highlight"> idol CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> maternal CLASS="highlight"> grandmother, CLASS="highlight"> Patricia CLASS="highlight"> Coakley.

    Coakley, CLASS="highlight"> 77, CLASS="highlight"> played CLASS="highlight"> shortstop CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamian CLASS="highlight"> national CLASS="highlight"> softball CLASS="highlight"> team CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> 1980s CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> starred CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> many CLASS="highlight"> amateur CLASS="highlight"> teams CLASS="highlight"> afterward. CLASS="highlight"> She CLASS="highlight"> finally CLASS="highlight"> retired CLASS="highlight"> only CLASS="highlight"> about CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> decade CLASS="highlight"> ago. CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> compares CLASS="highlight"> her CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> rookie CLASS="highlight"> Francisco CLASS="highlight"> Lindor: CLASS="highlight"> "Tapping CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> ball CLASS="highlight"> around, CLASS="highlight"> running CLASS="highlight"> around CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> bases, CLASS="highlight"> making CLASS="highlight"> great CLASS="highlight"> defensive CLASS="highlight"> plays," CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> says. CLASS="highlight"> "She CLASS="highlight"> didn’t CLASS="highlight"> hit CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> lot CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> home CLASS="highlight"> runs. CLASS="highlight"> She CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> just CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> there CLASS="highlight"> making CLASS="highlight"> plays." CLASS="highlight"> One CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm’s CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> memories CLASS="highlight"> involves CLASS="highlight"> watching CLASS="highlight"> her CLASS="highlight"> fly CLASS="highlight"> around CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> bases. CLASS="highlight"> "It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> wow CLASS="highlight"> moment," CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> says CLASS="highlight"> now CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> toddler CLASS="highlight"> self. CLASS="highlight"> "I CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> like, CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> want CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> too."

    Young CLASS="highlight"> Jasrado CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> close CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> both CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> parents, CLASS="highlight"> Martinique CLASS="highlight"> Coakley CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Jasrado CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> Sr., CLASS="highlight"> but CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> lived CLASS="highlight"> weekdays CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> paternal CLASS="highlight"> grandparents, CLASS="highlight"> Judy CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> Hermis CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm. CLASS="highlight"> Grandma CLASS="highlight"> Judy CLASS="highlight"> convinced CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> stick CLASS="highlight"> it CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> when, CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> homesick CLASS="highlight"> high CLASS="highlight"> school CLASS="highlight"> freshman, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> tried CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> quit CLASS="highlight"> boarding CLASS="highlight"> school CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> come CLASS="highlight"> home. CLASS="highlight"> It CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> her CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> learned CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> work, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> says. CLASS="highlight"> Grammy CLASS="highlight"> Pat, CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> whom CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> spent CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> weekends, CLASS="highlight"> taught CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> play. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> (Stephanie CLASS="highlight"> Apstein CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> May CLASS="highlight"> 7, CLASS="highlight"> 2021)

  • A CLASS="highlight"> living CLASS="highlight"> legend.  CLASS="highlight"> Those CLASS="highlight"> were CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> words CLASS="highlight"> emblazoned CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> Jr.'s CLASS="highlight"> T-shirt CLASS="highlight"> following CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Marlins’ CLASS="highlight"> 3-2 CLASS="highlight"> comeback CLASS="highlight"> win CLASS="highlight"> over CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Mets CLASS="highlight"> at CLASS="highlight"> loanDepot CLASS="highlight"> park, CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> win CLASS="highlight"> secured CLASS="highlight"> by CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> go-ahead CLASS="highlight"> homer CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> eighth CLASS="highlight"> inning. 

    Just CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> 23-year-old CLASS="highlight"> rookie, CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> long-term CLASS="highlight"> goal CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> reaching CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Hall CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> Fame.  CLASS="highlight"> It’s CLASS="highlight"> no CLASS="highlight"> secret CLASS="highlight"> among CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> teammates, CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> made CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> come CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> speech CLASS="highlight"> during CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> first CLASS="highlight"> road CLASS="highlight"> trip CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> 2021 CLASS="highlight"> season.  CLASS="highlight"> It’s CLASS="highlight"> fitting, CLASS="highlight"> seeing CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> Marlins CLASS="highlight"> CEO CLASS="highlight"> Derek CLASS="highlight"> Jeter’s CLASS="highlight"> words CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> day CLASS="highlight"> before CLASS="highlight"> kept CLASS="highlight"> him CLASS="highlight"> entranced CLASS="highlight"> during CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> early CLASS="highlight"> stages CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> batting CLASS="highlight"> practice.  CLASS="highlight"> The CLASS="highlight"> mentor CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> mentee CLASS="highlight"> share CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> No. CLASS="highlight"> 2. CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> also CLASS="highlight"> came CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Minors CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> shortstop.

    Earlier CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> 2021 CLASS="highlight"> season, CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> didn’t CLASS="highlight"> shy CLASS="highlight"> away CLASS="highlight"> from CLASS="highlight"> saying CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> trying CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> win CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> head-to-head CLASS="highlight"> matchup CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> Braves CLASS="highlight"> All-Star CLASS="highlight"> Ronald CLASS="highlight"> Acuña CLASS="highlight"> Jr. CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> pair CLASS="highlight"> traded CLASS="highlight"> highlights.  CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> maintained CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> same CLASS="highlight"> mentality CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> fellow CLASS="highlight"> second CLASS="highlight"> baseman CLASS="highlight"> Javier CLASS="highlight"> Báez.  CLASS="highlight"> It’s CLASS="highlight"> part CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> plan CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> reaching CLASS="highlight"> living CLASS="highlight"> legend CLASS="highlight"> status.

    “Every CLASS="highlight"> time CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> see CLASS="highlight"> someone CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> field CLASS="highlight"> that's CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> superstar CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> I'm CLASS="highlight"> going CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> against, CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> feel CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> need CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> better CLASS="highlight"> than CLASS="highlight"> them,” CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> said.  CLASS="highlight"> “I CLASS="highlight"> already CLASS="highlight"> set CLASS="highlight"> my CLASS="highlight"> long-term CLASS="highlight"> goal CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> want CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> those CLASS="highlight"> are CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> guys CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> I've CLASS="highlight"> got CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> play CLASS="highlight"> better CLASS="highlight"> than CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> be CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> guy CLASS="highlight"> every CLASS="highlight"> day.  CLASS="highlight"> Every CLASS="highlight"> day CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> see CLASS="highlight"> them CLASS="highlight"> step CLASS="highlight"> up CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> field, CLASS="highlight"> that's CLASS="highlight"> who CLASS="highlight"> I CLASS="highlight"> try CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> compete CLASS="highlight"> against, CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> best CLASS="highlight"> guys CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> there.”  CLASS="highlight"> On CLASS="highlight"> September CLASS="highlight"> 9, CLASS="highlight"> 2021, CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> opponent CLASS="highlight"> was CLASS="highlight"> Báez. 

    “Jazz CLASS="highlight"> is CLASS="highlight"> always CLASS="highlight"> trying CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> do CLASS="highlight"> something, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> seems CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> have CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> little CLASS="highlight"> flair CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> dramatic,” CLASS="highlight"> Marlins CLASS="highlight"> manager CLASS="highlight"> Don CLASS="highlight"> Mattingly CLASS="highlight"> said. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> “He CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> beautiful CLASS="highlight"> swing.”  CLASS="highlight"> (De CLASS="highlight"> Nicola CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> mlb. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">com CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> 9/9/2021)

  • 2021 CLASS="highlight"> Season: CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> great CLASS="highlight"> rookie CLASS="highlight"> season CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Marlins. CLASS="highlight"> The CLASS="highlight"> former CLASS="highlight"> fourth-ranked CLASS="highlight"> prospect CLASS="highlight"> slashed CLASS="highlight"> .248/.303/.425 CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> 18 CLASS="highlight"> homers, CLASS="highlight"> 23 CLASS="highlight"> stolen CLASS="highlight"> bases, CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> 98 CLASS="highlight"> wRC+. CLASS="highlight"> The CLASS="highlight"> 23-year-old CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> share CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> struggles. CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> really CLASS="highlight"> needs CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> work CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> his CLASS="highlight"> defense, CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> had CLASS="highlight"> minus-4 CLASS="highlight"> outs CLASS="highlight"> above CLASS="highlight"> average CLASS="highlight"> and CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> minus-2. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">6 CLASS="highlight"> ultimate CLASS="highlight"> zone CLASS="highlight"> rating. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> But CLASS="highlight"> overall, CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> has CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> lot CLASS="highlight"> that CLASS="highlight"> he CLASS="highlight"> can CLASS="highlight"> build CLASS="highlight"> on CLASS="highlight"> after CLASS="highlight"> threatening CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> 20-20 CLASS="highlight"> season. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight">  CLASS="highlight"> (Alex CLASS="highlight"> Kielar CLASS="highlight"> - CLASS="highlight"> October CLASS="highlight"> 19, CLASS="highlight"> 2021)

    TRANSACTIONS

  • July CLASS="highlight"> 5, CLASS="highlight"> 2015: CLASS="highlight"> Chisholm CLASS="highlight"> signed CLASS="highlight"> with CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Diamondbacks CLASS="highlight"> as CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> free CLASS="highlight"> agent, CLASS="highlight"> out CLASS="highlight"> of CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Bahamas. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> He CLASS="highlight"> received CLASS="highlight"> a CLASS="highlight"> $200,000 CLASS="highlight"> bonus, CLASS="highlight"> via CLASS="highlight"> scout CLASS="highlight"> Craig CLASS="highlight"> Shipley. CLASS="highlight"> CLASS="highlight"> 
  • July CLASS="highlight"> 31, CLASS="highlight"> 2019: CLASS="highlight"> The CLASS="highlight"> D-backs CLASS="highlight"> traded CLASS="highlight"> Jazz CLASS="highlight"> to CLASS="highlight"> the CLASS="highlight"> Marlins, CLASS="highlight"> in CLASS="highlight"> exchange CLASS="highlight"> for CLASS="highlight"> RHP CLASS="highlight"> Zac CLASS="highlight"> Gallen.
Batting
  • Chisholm has surprising lefthanded power, considering that he's only 5-feet-11 and weighs in at 165 pounds. But he has big, strong hands and takes powerful, aggressive swings—sometimes too aggressive, leading to swings-and-misses. He generates a smooth, lefthanded uppercut stroke.

    Jazz has impressive raw tools on both sides of the ball. His smooth, uppercut swing generates solid bat speed and plus power, but his extremely aggressive approach leads to lots of swings and misses. He had a 31% strikeout rate and .107 batting average against fastballs in his debut in 2020.

  • Chisholm has more power than most shortstops because he has explosive bat speed and natural loft in his left-handed swing. Rather than let home runs come naturally, he employs an overly aggressive approach that depresses his batting average and leads to a ton of strikeouts. He was more pull-happy in 2019 than he had been in the past, though a career-high 11 percent walk rate offers some hope than he can adopt a more disciplined plan at the plate. Chisholm has solid speed and is an efficient base-stealer. (Spring 2020)

  • Jazz has a 45 grade for his hit tool, with a 60 for his above-average power.

    Power is a big part of Chisholm’s game, and so too are strikeouts. The lefthanded hitter ranked second in the league with both 21 home runs 147 strikeouts. Chisholm takes aggressive, powerful swings regardless of the count or situation. And he hit the ball in the air more frequently than virtually anybody in the Southern League.

    His hitting approach leaves him vulnerable to pitches away, but he showed greater willingness to hit the ball where it’s pitched late in the season, making the infield shift less effective against him. (Matt Eddy - Baseball America - Spring 2020)

  • Coaches say he has a tendency to try too hard to generate power to his pull side, saying his swing can get too steep and his approach too pull-conscious. They believe when he keeps his approach simple, the power comes naturally to all fields. He strikes out a lot—nearly 30 percent of the time in 2018—and his high swing-and-miss rate on pitches in the zone is concerning. He also struggled against lefthanded pitchers. (Spring, 2019)

  • Jazz projects to be an above-average hitter, with good bat speed and the ability to barrel balls and handle velocity. The ball jumps off his bat and he has enough power to project double-digit home run totals each year, though he could use more polish to his plate approach.

    But he has a lefthanded stroke that is geared for line drives. It is an unorthodox swing from an upright stance with low hands, but it works for him. He barrels balls well and has good bat speed.

    Chisholm is thin, but he generates home run power with a whippy, uppercut swing that sends long fly balls out to right field. He’ll get overly aggressive and chase pitches, leading to elevated strikeout totals, but at other times he flashes good feel for the strike zone.

  • He’s got solid-average raw power though his contact issues are a concern. He ranked seventh in the Pioneer League with 73 strikeouts in 2016. (Spring, 2017)

  • Jasrado has a good eye at the plate. But he strikes out too frequently. He takes a violent hack that sometimes produces damage to the opposition.

  • 2018 Season: Chisholm was named the MLB Pipeline Hitter of the Year for the Diamondbacks.

    He played well at low Class A Kane County, then broke out over the season’s final six weeks following a promotion to high Class A Visalia. All told, Chisholm hit .272/.329/.513 with 25 home runs and 17 stolen bases.

    “I think he’s more cognizant of what he needs to do,” D'Backs assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye said after the 2018 campaign. “He can still get big and try to hit the 500-foot home run, but he has really easy raw power and it can clearly translate in games when he gets a good pitch to hit.”

  • 2019 Season: Ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Marlins’ No. 4 prospect, and No. 54 overall, Chisholm is a left-handed hitter, listed at 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds. Don't be deceived by the size. He has better-than-average bat speed, a ton of power and immense raw talent. To tap into his potential, Chisholm is focused on refining his swing in hopes of reducing his strikeout rate.

    “For me, it’s just trusting myself and not trying to hit a ball 500 feet every swing,” Chisholm said. Chisholm isn’t looking to necessarily change or restructure his swing. He's merely focused on cutting it down a little bit.

    Before the trade, Chisholm was at Double-A Jackson, and he had a strikeout percentage of 33.8 percent, to go along with a slash line of .204/.305/.427 with 18 home runs and 44 RBIs.

    After the trade in July 2019, he lowered his strikeout rate with Miami's Double-A Jacksonville affiliate. With the Jumbo Shrimp, he had a slash line of .284/.383/.494 with three home runs and 10 RBIs. And his strikeout percentage fell to 25.5.

  • On his best days, Chisholm looks the part of a potential 20-home run, 20-stolen base shortstop. But he also swings and misses at an alarming rate with a huge, uppercut swing. (August 2019)
Fielding
  • Jasrado goes by "Jazz" instead of his formal first name.

  • Jazz has a solid glove at shortstop. He is athletic, with good hands. He is able to make both the difficult and the routine play. He gets a 60 grade for his defense.

    Jazz has all the tools necessary to stay at shortstop, as his actions, range, hands and arm all grade as at least above average. While there's currently a large gap between his floor and ceiling, his game and early Minor League career are reminiscent of Javier Baez's.

    Chisholm shines defensively with strong lateral range, soft hands and a plus arm (55 grade) he uses to make throws from anywhere and without having to plant his feet.

    Jazz is a twitchy, rangy athlete who displayed above-average defense, speed and arm strength at both shortstop and second base in the majors. (Spring, 2021)

  • It seems Chisholm makes a highlight reel play almost every night. He just needs to gain more consistency. He has smooth, flashy actions but is prone to lapses in concentration, making highlight-reel plays before committing errors on routine ones. (Spring, 2019)

  • Chisholm has a laser arm from deep in the hole at short. It grades at 60.

  • Jazz needs to slow the game down.

  • Chisholm is very confident on the field, with scouts noting he thinks he’s a big leaguer already.

    He has smooth, athletic actions at shortstop and a strong arm, but like a lot of young infielders needs to improve his consistency and focus in the field. He's confident, talkative, and well-liked by teammates. And he clearly enjoys playing the game. (Spring, 2018)

  • Jazz plays with swagger and a constant smile on his face, bringing a lighthearted nature to the field while energizing his team. His plus speed and athleticism on both sides of the ball stood out in particular. He has smooth, flashy actions.

    “He’s pretty talented,” Modesto manager Mitch Canham said. “We watched him make some extraordinary plays at shortstop. How relaxed and comfortable and athletic that kid is, he looks like a really special player.

  • September 6, 2020: Making just the second start of his big league career, Jazz turned heads with his defense in Miami's 5-4 loss at Tropicana Field. He ranged into shallow center field and laying out to steal a hit away from the Rays’ Nate Lowe in the bottom of the eighth.

    With the Marlins shifting, Lowe’s popup was hit almost directly over Chisholm’s head, but he was able to keep the ball in his sights before leaving his feet for a spectacular catch in front of center fielder Starling Marte.

    After the inning, Chisholm celebrated the sweet grab, along with his first career hit, with some sweet (and sour) snackage, breaking into a bag of Sour Patch Kids.  Chisholm had tweeted before the game that he was bringing the candy to the dugout with him.  (Harrigan - mlb.com - 9/6/2020)

  • April 7, 2021: Chisholm, who won the second-base job in Spring Training, is considered the franchise's future shortstop. He made nine appearances (six starts) at the position in 2020 upon his callup. In 51 2/3 innings, Chisholm committed one error, turned three double plays and posted zero outs above average and 0.3 range runs above average (UZR).

    MLB Pipeline's scouting report calls the 23-year-old's actions, range, hands and arm solid or better at shortstop. On the 20-80 scale, he has grades of 55 for fielding and arm. During Spring Training, general manager Kim Ng noted that the organization was intrigued by Chisholm's versatility. With him on the roster, the club has the luxury of giving Rojas a breather without expecting a dip defensively at shortstop. (CD Nocola - MLB.com - April 7, 2021)

Running
  • Jasrado is fast. He can steal a base for you. He gets a 55 grade for his running and should steal 20 bags a year in the Majors.

  • When you rock Grand Theft Auto-inspired cleats, you're destined for speed.  Jazz showcased his elite wheels during the third game of the 2021 season.

    Chisholm told Bally Sports Florida during a pregame interview that he played the Vice City edition growing up, so he decided to put "Prince Jazz" with the popular video game's font on his footwear.  Chisholm considered it a way to show love for Miami.  But for his dash around the bases the previous day, his cleats had graphics from the Japanese manga series Black Clover, with one shoe representing talent and the other hard work.  Jazz likes to think of himself as a mix of the two, he told Bally's Kelly Saco.

    "I just feel like it's just so me, that's why, everything about baseball," Chisholm said. "That you could be yourself on the field and you can play as yourself and do whatever you want as yourself.  I just feel like that’s how the Miami Marlins are built like. I don't think there's another team in baseball with swag like the Marlins. I can tell you that." 

    "We have aggressive runners, we've got Jazz in the lineup," outfielder Starling Marte said. "Thank goodness we have him.  He's a young guy, very few days here in MLB, but you can see the talent that he has. He has so many tools. We're very happy just having him."  (De Nicola - mlb.com - 4/3/2021)

Career Injury Report
  • May-end of 2017 season: Chisholm suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee, missing the rest of the season.

  • April 20, 2018: Jasrado was on the DL.

  • April 28-May 16, 2021: Jazz was on the IL with a left hammy strain.

  • July 19-30, 2021: Chisholm was placed on the 10-day IL. He was injured on a diving attempt at catching a popup single in the first inning. He’s listed as having a left shoulder contusion.

  • Aug 3-4, 2021: Jazz was on the IL.

  • Aug 9-13, 2021: Jazz was on the IL due to Covid protocol.