By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JAZZ Chisholm continues to be one of the top home run hitters in the Double A Southern League and added another pair to his season total over the weekend.
Chisholm now has 15 home runs for the season, one off the league leading pace of 16 by Ibandel Isabel of the Chattanooga Lookouts.
He finished 3-4 with one home run, two runs scored and one RBI in his Jackson Generals’ 9-1 win over the Mobile Baybears yesterday.
Chisholm singled in the top of the second inning but was caught stealing to end the inning as the game remained scoreless. The Generals had a one-run lead headed into the fifth inning when Chisholm hit No.15 to right centre field. Chisholm got the Generals’ rally started in the seventh inning when the team scored seven runs to put the game away. He singled on a ground ball to right field and was eventually plated on a Mark Karaviotis line drive.
Chisholm began the weekend on Friday night with home run No.14 in the series opening loss to the Bayberas, 9-7. He finished 2-3 with two runs scored, and three RBI.
His home run came in a powerful four-run first inning for the Generals with his three-run shot.
In 46 games with the Generals this season, Chisholm continues to make the adjustment to Double A baseball.
He is hitting .195 with a .753 OPS, .314 OBP and .439 slugging percentage. He also totalled 43 hits, three doubles, three triples, with 33 RBI, 40 runs scored and eight stolen bases.
Headed into the season, Chisholm was listed as No.1 in the Arizona Diamondbacks organisation and No.55 overall in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100. He was also one of 12 shortstops and 32 international signees on the list representing 10 countries Chisholm was also recently listed as one of the top 10 shortstop prospects in all of the minor leagues by MLB Pipeline.
A Midwest League midseason All-Star last season with the Kane County Cougars in Single A-Advanced, he led all D-backs farm system players in home runs, and ranked among the leaders in runs (3rd), triples (T-5th), RBI (7th), slugging pct. (8th) and walks (T-9th).