Jazz Chisholm Named To All-Star Team

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Jazz Chisholm


#Tribune Sports Reporter


#JAZZ Chisholm’s advancement to Double-A baseball has produced an All-Star nod for the highly touted prospect in the Miami Marlins organisation.

#The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp shortstop was named a member of the Southern League Postseason All-Star team yesterday.

#Chisholm was one of three Top 100 prospects according to MLB Pipeline and leads all Southern League shortstops with 21 home runs and 173 total bases.

#In 112 Southern League games this season with Jackson Generals and now with the Jumbo Shrimp, Chisholm has batted .220 with a .321 OBP, a .441 slugging percentage with 10 doubles, seven triples, 21 home runs, 54 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. He is currently in a tie for second in home runs and fourth in triples.

#Chisholm, the No.4 prospect in the Marlins organisation, was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to Miami for starting pitcher Zac Gallen.

#In 23 games with the Jumbo Shrimp, Chisholm is hitting .284 with a .383 OBP and a .494 slugging percentage with four doubles, two triples, three home runs, 10 RBIs and three stolen bases.

#“They did what they thought was a business decision for them, but I feel fine about it,” Chisholm told The Tribune. “I’m excited and disappointed at the same time. I’ve been with the Diamondbacks for the past four years, so that’s the sad part about leaving.

#“But now I get to start a new journey, being with some new guys and getting to know some new people. I can’t wait to see what will happen now that I am moving on to a new team.”

#Lucius Fox also received recognition from the Southern League and was awarded “Best Hustler” for his time spent with the Montgomery Biscuits.

#Fox spent 15 games this season in Triple-A with the Durham Bulls, but has spent the bulk of the year in the Southern League with the Montgomery Biscuits.

#In 100 games with the Biscuits, Fox leads the Southern League with 36 stolen bases. He also hit .223 with a .335 OBP and a .666 OPS. He totalled 82 hits including 16 doubles, eight triples, three home runs, 32 RBIs, and scored 59 runs.

#Chisholm’s selection marks the seventh consecutive season that Jacksonville has earned at least one Southern League Postseason All-Star nod.

#It continues a tradition of All-Star honours for Chisholm in his pro career thus far.

#In his rookie season, Chisholm was also named to the annual Pioneer League vs Northwest League All-Star Game as a member of the Missoula Osprey.

#In 2018, he was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star after he led all D-backs farm system players in home runs, and ranked among the leaders in runs (third), triples (fifth), RBI (seventh), slugging percentage (eighth) and walks (ninth).

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