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Bahamian Players Make Impact In Minor League

By RENALDO DORSETT

Tribune Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN baseball players have had an early impact on their minor league clubs as we near the end of week two in the Minor League season.

Todd Isaacs hit his first home run of the season Wednesday night for the Lake County Captains in the Class A Midwest League.

Batting sixth in the lineup, he finished 3-4 at the plate with two RBI in a 9-3 loss to the Dayton Dragons.

Isaacs has a current four game hit streak going on, and through seven games this season is hitting .320 with five runs, five RBI and two stolen bases.

Last season, Isaacs set personal milestones, but the Captains also missed the playoffs.

Isaacs returned from nearly a month sidelined by an injury to finish strong in the Cougars’ final series of the season against Great Lakes.

In the opening game, he finished 2-5 and scored two runs and in the season finale, went 1-5 with three RBI and scored one run with one stolen base.

In 82 games last season, his first with the club, Isaacs hit .224 with, 18 stolen bases, slugging .376, an on-base percentage of .260, an OPS of .636, 33 RBI and nine home runs.

Jazz Chisholm also hit his first home run of the season in the second game of a three game series with the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Chisholm went 3-5 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI.

It was his second multi hit game of the of the year after he opened 2-4 with two RBI in the season debut

Through six games, Chisholm is hitting .261 with three hits, three RBI.

Injuries cut short Chisholm’s debut season in Single A baseball with the Cougars in the Midwestern League’s Western Division.

He played in just 29 games - hit .248 with, three stolen bases, slugging .358, an on-base percentage of .325, an OPS of .683, 12 RBI and one home run.

Chavez Young is also in the Class A Midwest League, with the Lansing Lugnuts.

Through five games he is hitting .286 with four hits and two RBI. Young made his debut with his only multi hit game of the season, 3-5 with one run and one RBI.

He spent last season with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League.

Young led the Appalachian League with eight triples, was second in runs scored with 55, and seventh in total bases with 118.

In 67 games this season, Young hit .283 with, four stolen bases, slugging .445, an on-base percentage of .336, an OPS of .781 and four home runs.

Lucius Fox is in his second season with the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Single A-Advanced Florida State League.

In his latest outing, Fox hit 2-5 with one RBI and scored two runs to bring his average to .250 for the season.

In 30 games with the club last season, he hit .235 with a .608 OPS, .350 OBP, one home run, three stolen bases, 12 RBI and 19 runs scored.

The 20-year-old shortstop spent the previous 77 games with the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League at the Single A-Full level.

For the Hot Rods, Fox hit a career-best .278 and ranked third in the Midwest League with 27 stolen bases. He also ranks second on the team with 45 runs scored, collected 27 RBI and totalled a .362 OBP and a .722 OPS with two runs. Fox was also featured in the annual showcase of Major League Baseball’s top minor league prospects during the midseason All-Star classic.

Anfernee Seymour is also in the Florida State League, in his second season with the Florida Fire Frogs. After beginning the season with just one hit in his first four games, Seymour went 2-4 with two stolen bases in the second of a three game series against the Fort Myers Miracle.

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