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Fox And Chisholm Continue Theirstellar Play In Arizona Fall League

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LUCIUS Fox

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JAZZ Chisholm

By RENALDO DORSETT

Tribune Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

LUCIUS Fox and Jazz Chisholm continued their stellar play in the Arizona Fall League in their most recent appearances.

Fox went 3-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and a walk out of the leadoff spot in a 14-3 win for the Peoria Javelinas over the Mesa Solar Sox.

Chisholm was 2-4 with a triple and two RBI in his Salt River Rafters' 4-2 loss to the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Chisholm raised his average to .425 with three home run, nine RBI and six stolen bases.

Fox also raised his average to .337 after his 10th multi hit game of the AFL this season.

He discussed the change in his approach with Jake Trybulski of MLB.com.

"Just a different approach, not missing my pitch," Fox said. "I don't have to swing at the first pitch and I don't have to be in an advantage count to get a hit. Sometimes with two strikes you get mistakes, so it's just being patient and waiting on my pitch and not missing it."

As he continues his pregression up the ladder in the Tampa Bay Rays organisation, Fox said he has gained confidence from the AFL experience and looks to become the seventh Bahamian to make the major leagues in very short order.

"Especially going into the offseason where I get to work and get back into the cages to work on my swing, It's a lot of confidence and I'm loving it," he said. "Getting to this year and actually seeing them call up my friends -- you know, guys that I played with or talked to -- and seeing them make an impact on the big league level, that does excite me. I can't wait to contribute with what I can do in Tampa and hopefully make the playoffs next year."

Chisholm is tied for third in the league in home runs despite appearing in just nine games. Contrastingly, the players atop the leaderboard Peoria's Braxton Davidson hit six home runs in 16 games and Scottsdale's Peter Alonso hit five home runs in 26 games.

The No.2 ranked prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks organisation has hit safely in each of his games thus far, including five multi-hit games.

"My organisation already told me to just come here and work on a better approach to the plate and just stay within myself and not trying to overswing," he told MLB.com. "It's kind of hard to stay on top of your game but you go to practice and get your reps in all the time, just keep on working in practice like it's a vgame situation, get your reps up. My expectations right now are just less strikeouts, staying within myself at the plate and on top of my game."

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