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Blue Jays Chavez Young A Fun Loving Minor League Player

Blue Jays Chavez Young a Fun loving minor league player.

The Toronto Blue Jays 2016, 39th round MLB draft pick Chavez Young is having a career minor league season with lots of fun.

Drafted June 2016, Chavez played his first minor league game July 27th and he collected his first hit July 30th.

In that game he went 1 for 4 against the GCL Phillies Finishing his first season with 16 hits in his last 51 at bats in 12 games, he also had a hit in nine straight games before ending that season 0 for 12 and a batting average of .274.

 He was the young Fans Favorite Ball Player, Photo by Max Weder

On June 12th 2017, Chavez was moved up to short season rookie baseball to the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League, where He played five games going 4 for 13 for a batting average of .308.

On June 23rd he was sent to the Blue Field Blue Jays of the Appalachian League. where In 62 games he had 71 hits in 252 at bats for .282 batting average, they also played  but lost to Pulaski Yankees in the playoffs.

After the lost to Pulaski Yankees, Chavez was call back to the Vancouver Canadians for their post season run where this time they was successful winning the Northwest League Championship over Eugene Emeralds , 3 games to 1.

The Fun continues 2018 

For the 2018, Chavez Young was moved up to Single A Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League showing that he was progressing well in the minor league system.

In the Midwest League he got to play against familiar faces like Todd Isaacs Jr and Jasrado Chisholm both are from the Bahamas and they grew up playing with and against each.

The Andre Rodgers National Baseball Championships the top tournament in the Bahamas where all of the minor leagues played.

The Midwest League All Stars Classic & Home Run Derby

During the Midwest League 2018 mid-season classic, Chavez Young was named to the East All Stars and his childhood friend and Bahamian teammate Jasrado Chisholm was named to the West All Stars.

During the time out in the home run derby the fun loving little kids in them came out

Hence not sure of anyone having more fun at the Mid-Season than Chavez, look at the Gatorade bucket shower

The winner of home run derby was Ronaldo Hernandez from the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

Chavez Young, Montrell Marshall East All Stars. Photo by Mathew Carper.

After celebrating the walk off single by the Dayton Dragons Montrell Marshall to give the East All Stars the win.

Playing good steady baseball Chavez picked right up where he finished the first half of the season.

Photos by Mathew Carper

Final regular season game Chavez faced fellow Bahamian Todd Isaacs and the Lake County Captains who won 3-2.

The Lansing Lugnuts went on to the Midwest League west Division playoffs against the Bowling Green HotRods.

A Career Season

Chavez Young Lansing Lugnuts. Photo by Mathew Carper.

A career season for this up and coming minor league baseball players from Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

He Finishing the season with a .285 batting average, in 470 at bats, with 88 runs, 134 hits, a total of 209 bases, 33-2B, 9-3B, 8-HR, 57-RBI, 58-BB, 100-Ks and 44-SB all career highs.

He was eleventh in the league in hitting, first in runs scored, sixth in hits and fourth in stolen bases. More league stats.

Blue Jays Farm System

Chavez Young and Ryan Noda Lansing Lugnuts. Photo by Mathew Carper.

In  Blue Jays system loaded with MLB Top Prospects who fathers impacted the game at the MLB level.

There is a Chavez Young a happy fun loving baseball minor league player with the Lansing lugnuts.

Photo by Trevere Saunders 360 Design

Chavez Young will be at the January 5th 2019 Don’t Blink 242 Home Run Derby in Paradise hosted by Todd Isaacs Jr and Lucius Fox Jr. See you all in the Bahamas.

 

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Jeff Francis

Office Assistant at Wynn Bahamas Ltd
Jeffrey was born on April 29th, 1961, in Nassau, Bahamas to Rejoiner Ann Rolle and Jerome James Francis Etienne.

Married to Andrea G. Rolle-Francis, they have two daughters; Janae Latoya Francis, a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland, and Jessica Lee Francis a graduate Potomac State College West Virginia University in Kyser West Virginia.

Jeffrey was coaching the sport of baseball from 1980 at the age of 18 years old because he loved the sport as a kid. He started listening to the game over the radio out of Miami Florida in the late 60s and in the early 70s started playing the game locally in various local leagues right up to the premier senior league; a league where all of the current Bahamian minor leaguers played.

In 1982, Jeffrey had an invite to a three day tryout with the New York Yankees in Hollywood Florida, which was an awesome experience that is lasting a life time memory for him.

Jeffrey has been following the Bahamian baseball players in the minor leagues since 1999 with Angelo Burrows, but found greater interest with the signing of Antoan Richardson in 2005. He also writes a year end review on their play on his Facebook page, Baseball Bahamas, and he has a website with the same name. He has a great following and would love to expose the baseball players to a bigger worldwide audience.

He has a good relationship with all the players because he personally coached most of them.

His favorite MLB Team is the Detroit Tigers from 1969.
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