Lucius Fox Player of the Week, Knowles promoted, Young back in AAA


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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