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MLB Bahamian players holding their own

With just under 30 games played this season, Bahamian professional Major League Baseball (MLB) players have held their own in the minor league so far.

Shortstop Lucius Fox is having an average season for his Double-A Montgomery Biscuits in the Southern League.

In his last 10 games, Fox picked up two home runs. He hit a home run on April 26, in a 3-2 win over the Birmingham Barons. He went 1 for 3 with one run batted in (RBI). His average in that game was .203.

His next home run came in a 7-2 victory against Mobile BayBears last Saturday. He homered in his first at-bat in the first inning.

He went 2 for five with three RBI. He ended with a .198 average, a little over his season average of .194.

It was a tough stretch for Fox as he averaged .176 in those 10 games. He had 10 strikeouts during that time.

On the season, he has 21 runs and 18 hits in 93 at-bats after 28 games. Fox has four doubles and three triples.

He returned to the field last night against Biloxi Shuckers. No scores were available at press time.

Appearing in 20 games this season is right fielder Chavez Young. He plays in Class-A Advanced and was placed on the temporary inactive list for the Dunedin Blue Jays that play in the Florida State League.

Before going inactive on April 29, Young went 7 for 42 in his previous 10 games and had a subpar batting average of .167. He also stole five bases during that time.

In his 20 games this season, he is averaging a .217 batting average.

The Freeport native is 18 for 83 and has 10 runs to go with five RBI. He has homered once this season.

Last season, Young was a mid-season All-Star when he played for the Lansing Lugnuts. His batting average was .285 and ended the season 134 for 125 to score 88 runs and 57 RBIs. Last year was his best year.

Anfernee Seymour plays in the same league as Fox but for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. In his last 10 games, Seymour’s batting average is .222. He went 6 for 27 during that same time and has two RBIs.

The five-year veteran has a batting average of .214 on the season. He has gone 12 for 56 this season and has four RBIs. Not known as a home run specialist, Seymour still has time to post a home run this season.

The right fielder has been featured in 19 games this season. He was assigned to the Jumbo Shrimp back in August 2018.

His parent club is the Miami Marlins and he has been in the minors from 2014 after being assigned to the GCL Marlins.

His team played last night against the BayBears. No scores were available up to press time.

All three of these players still have time to show their talents off as the season has a long way to go.

Simba French

Sports Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism
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