Lucius Fox Player Of The Week, Knowles Promoted, Young Back In AAA

As of Thursday, May 26, 2022


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#D’SHAWN Knowles and Chavez Young received call-ups in their respective organisations while Lucius Fox was named Player of the Week to highlight play from Bahamians in minor league baseball.

#Just days after he hit his first home run this season for the Inland Empire 66ers, D’Shawn Knowles received the highest promotion of his professional baseball career.

#Knowles was assigned to the Tri City Dust Devils of the Northwest League in High A baseball.

#The 21-year-old outfielder, ranked No.30 in the Los Angeles Angels pipeline, was recently named the California League Player of the Week with the 66ers.

#Knowles enjoyed an eight-game hit streak dating back to May 15.

#He hit his home run shot last Saturday night against the San Jose Giants.

#His solo shot in the seventh broke a scoreless tie en route to a 3-0 win.

#On the season he has had a series of late-game heroics which included a pair of walk-off hits.

#Twice in the series against the Stockton Ports, Knowles delivered late-game heroics and another walk-off win for the 66ers.

#Knowles led the 66ers with a .331 batting average, 23 RBI, an .889 OPS and nine stolen bases in his second season assigned to the club.

#In 84 games last season, he hit .227 with a .280 OBP, a .635 OBP, five home-runs, 48 RBI, and a team leading 31 stolen bases. After a brief rehab assignment in Single A baseball with the Dunedin Bluejays, Chavez Young is one stop away from the majors with the Buffalo Bison in Triple A baseball.

#The 24-year-old outfielder made his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate last night and went 1-3 in the Bison’s 1-3 win over the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park.

#His time in Dunedin was highlighted by a perfect day at the plate (3-3) and his first home run of the season in the Blue Jays’ 4-0 win over the Daytona Tortugas on May 20 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona, Florida.

#In six games with Dunedin he hit .278 and slugging .444 with one stolen base.

#Lucius Fox continues to have a successful adjustment period to the Rochester Red Wings and was named the organisation’s Player of the Week.

#He led the team in hits (8), RBI (four) and extra base hits (three) last week to earn the organisational award.

#After a slow start the Washington Nationals prospect is enjoying his best hitting stretch since he was optioned to Triple A.

#His week was highlighted when he finished 3-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on May 20.

#After going hitless in his first four games with the Red Wings, Fox went 11-25 in his next five games, including three multi-hit games and a perfect 3-3 night with a stolen base against the Iron Pigs.

#Since he joined the Red Wings, the versatile infielder is hitting .268 with 5 RBI, one home run and three stolen bases, slugging .515 with an .838 OPS.

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