Fox, Young and Chisholm selected to their respective all-star games
Bahamians Lucius Fox Jr., Chavez Young and Jasrado Chisholm have been selected to the their respective Minor League Baseball all-star games.
Fox plays shortstop for Charlotte Stone Crabs and will play in the Florida State League all-star game. He is representing the south division, and that game will be played on June 16 at the George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, USA, at 4:30 p.m.
Young and Chisholm will play in the Midwest League all-star game. Their game will be played on June 19 in Lansing, Michigan. Young will represent the east division, and Chisholm will represent the west. Young is the center fielder for the Lansing Lugnuts, and shortstop Chisholm plays for the Kane County Cougars.
The San Francisco Giants signed Fox to a minor league contract in 2015. In 2016 he was assigned to the Augusta GreenJackets. In August 2016, he was traded to Tampa Bay Rays, and was assigned to his current team, the Stone Crabs, in July 2017.
This season Fox has a .302 batting average. He also has one home-run and has 18 runs batted in (RBIs). Fox has 60 hits in total and 12 stolen bases. On June 5, he went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two stolen bases. He also scored a run. Fox is finding his footing with his team, and this all-star selection is considered a good boost for him. He is number six in the Florida State League in hits.
The Stone Crabs is fourth in the Class A Advanced Florida State League’s Southern Conference with a 28-31 win/loss record.
The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Young in 2016. Young made the rounds, including three stints in Canada, before playing for his current team.
Young has the third-highest batting average in the Midwest League at .329. He also stole 17 bases to go along with two home runs and 27 RBIs. He has scored 39 runs so far this season.
One of the best games he played this season was on May 15 against the Dayton Dragons. Young went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, one stolen base and two runs scored.
Young’s team is ranked second in the Class A Midwest League’s Eastern Conference. They are 39-23 on the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Chisholm in 2015. He spent a year playing for Missoula Osprey, and from 2017 to present day, he played with the Kane County Cougars.
Chisholm is hitting .250 this season. He has 30 runs scored and 48 hits to go along 23 RBIs and six stolen bases so far this season. He already has eight home runs, compared to 10 in his last two seasons.
Chisholm hit a couple of those home runs on May 19 against the Peoria Chiefs. He went 3-for-5 with those two home runs and a triple. He had four RBIs. The Cougars are ranked fourth in the Class A Midwest League’s Western Conference with a 30-31 record.