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Chisholm swings onto postseason all-star team

It has been an up and down year for Bahamian minor leaguer Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, and the talented shortstop still made the cut for the Double-A Southern League Postseason All-Star Team.

The accomplishment was highlighted on Minor League Baseball’s website Wednesday morning. The Jumbo Shrimp’s official Twitter page congratulated Chisholm for the accomplishment, tweeting, “As they said, Welcome to Jazzonville.”

Chisholm was traded to the Miami Marlins organization from the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 1. Prior to being traded, he played for the Jackson Generals who also played in the Southern League.

For the Jumbo Shrimp this season, the left-handed batter was able to send three balls out of the park. Over his last 10 games, he is batting .314 with 11 hits in those games.

Chisholm’s batting average rose since he joined the Jumbo Shrimp. He has 23 hits in 81 at-bats with the Jumbo Shrimp, and has racked up 10 runs batted in (RBIs) over that span. He was able to steal three bases since joining the Jumbo Shrimp.

On August 21, Chisholm went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a 7-6 10-inning thrilling win for his team over the Birmingham Barons.

Chisholm is ranked at number 56 on the 2019 Top 100 Prospect List for Major League Baseball (MLB) and is the fourth highest Miami Marlins player on the list.

For the season, he has a batting average of .220 with 21 home-runs – four less than what he had last season. He has scored 57 runs this season and has 87 hits and 54 RBIs. In addition, he has stolen 16 bases – one shy of last season’s total. His slugging percentage for the season is .441, and his on-base percentage is .321. He also has seven triples and 10 doubles.

Bahamian shortstop Lucius Fox is also playing in the Southern League for the Montgomery Biscuits. The Biscuits lead the Southern League Standings with an 85-48 win-loss record. Their parent club is the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fox had a bit of a bumpy season so far, but he has managed to hit three homers to go along with a batting average of .223. He has 88 hits and has scored 65 runs. His athleticism allowed him to steal a career-high 38 bases while getting nine triples and 16 doubles. His slugging percentage is .332 and his on-base percentage is .335.

Fox was named as the Southern League’s best hustler. He and the Biscuits will be in action against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos this evening at 7:35 p.m.

Chisholm’s teammate and fellow Bahamian Anfernee Seymour, an outfielder, has played in 101 games. He has a batting average of .262 and has 28 RBIs. He has 71 hits and stole 17 bases this season. His slugging percentage is .336 and his on-base percentage is .316. Seymour was able to hit the ball out of the park just once, and he has two triples and 13 doubles.

Seymour and Chisholm will head to Jackson, Tennessee, to play Chisholm’s old team, the Jackson Generals, this evening at 7:05 p.m.

Jump Line – Fox, Seymour turned in respectable seasons for their respective clubs

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Simba French

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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