By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JAZZ Chisholm has had a seamless adjustment to the Single A-Advanced level as he continues his progression through the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system.
Chisholm assigned to the Visalia Rawhide of the California League just under two weeks ago and has continued the production he had all season prior to his call up.
Through nine games with the Rawhide, the 20-year-old shortstop is now the No.2 ranked prospect in the Diamondbacks pipeline and is hitting .314 with a .385 OBP, a 1.099 OPS, slugging .714, 11 hits, three home runs, two triples, three RBI and scored five runs.
Chisholm's hot streak continued in the latest series against the Lancaster JetHawks. In game one, he opened the series 2-5 with one home run, one triple, one RBI and one run scored in an 11-9 win. Chisholm homered in his first at bat to straight away centrefield to spark a four run inning for the Rawhide. After strikeouts in the second and third, Chisholm tripled to left field but was left in scoring position.
In game two, Chisholm was 3-4 with a double and scored one run. He was again effective right away with a double in the first inning, followed by a single in the sixth and another single in the eighth. He was hit by a pitch in the ninth and eventually plated on a Pavin Smith ground ball but the Rawhide's comeback effort fell short.
On July 19, Chisholm was assigned to the Rawhide.
In his final game with the Kane County Cougars he hit two home runs and set career highs with five hits and five RBIs to lead his team to a 13-4 win over Daytona. He finished 5-6 and also tied his career best with four runs.
He had been 1-21 with eight strikeouts in the last five games and was tied for second in the Midwest League with 15 home runs.
His production was recognised by MLBPipeline.com and he was named to the "Prospect Team of the Week," which honours the best performances throughout the minor leagues from the previous week.
In a season of milestones, Chisholm also made his second All-Star game appearance of his young career.
He was one of five members of the Kane County Cougars selected to the midseason classic.
He appeared in 76 games for the Cougars and hit .244 with 43 RBI, 17 doubles, four triples and 17 doubles. Chisholm also posted an on base percentage of .311, slugging percentage of .472 and OPS of .783 in 307 at bats.
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.