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Rays Lucius Fox quietly enjoying the game of Baseball

Rays Lucius Fox quietly enjoying the game of baseball.

His Goal to Play:

Today Lucius is playing in Minor League baseball, as he heads towards his goal of playing in the Major Leagues.

At the age of fourteen years, Lucius enrolled in American Heritage High School in Delray Beach Florida and joined the baseball team with two of his teammates from the Bahamas.

Todd Isaacs Jr Lucius Fox Jr and Anfernee Seymour at American Heritage High School in Delray Beach Florida

Three Friends Same Goals:                                                                        

Lucius Fox the youngest of the three continued to work as they moved towards their dreams of playing professional baseball.

Furthermore, he played in Perfect Game tournaments, where he experienced baseball at a different level.

In particular, playing in front of more professional and college scouts where Lucius got to show his baseball talent.

With his arm strength, hitting, speed and glove, Fox was a very impressive player.

In 2014, two of the three friends, Anfernee Seymour drafted in the 7th round by the Florida Marlins, and Todd Isaacs Jr in the 22nd round by the Blue Jays. leaving only Lucius in high school.

Decision Time For Lucius Fox Jr: 

Lucius returned to the Bahamas to finish his senior year of high school. He enrolled in MaxD and Leadership Academy.

In the meantime at MaxD Baseball Academy, Lucius worked on his baseball skills and attracted more and more MLB scouts.

Almost all of Lucius’s showcases were well attended by top MLB Scouts, which made him the talk of the international baseball arena.

On one of his last workouts here in Nassau, he drew close to 22 MLB scouts making him the highest ranked baseball player from the Bahamas.

Eventually he was ranked in the top 4 international baseball prospect for 2015 and on July 2nd 2015 he was signed.

International Signing Day July 2nd 2015:

 The room was full Family with Friends,Coaches,Players and the Media to see Lucius Fox signed with the Giants, 

The Journey Begins:

Starting his minor league career at Single A, showed how much confidence the San Francisco Giants had in Lucius’s game.

Lucius was assigned to the Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League. 

The Rays traded for Lucius Fox:

Lucius was eventually traded by the Giants to the Rays for Matt Moore to the Giants for Matt Duffy,Lucius Fox and Michael Santos.

With about a month left  the Giants shut down Lucius’s season after assigning him to the Hot Rods of the Mid-West League .

New start for Lucius:

Traded to Rays, Lucius started the 2017 season with the Bowling Green Hot Rods and he was ready to show his talent.

After playing 77 games with Bowling Green, the short stop in a new minor league system started to excel.

Lucius Jr got 111 hits in 2017, his first career 100 plus hits season.

Hence with his Steady playing Lucius earned a spot on the 2017 World Futures Game World Team roster,

Then on August 1st 2017 Lucius moved up to “Advance A” Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League.

One year later with .287 average, 99 hits Lucius was called up to “Double A” Montgomery Biscuits on August 1st.

The move to the Montgomery Biscuits of the Southern League therefore showed Lucius’s steady progress in baseball.

Most importantly Lucius met goals in 2018, got into some MLB Spring Games therefore getting some hit at that level.

The Montgomery Biscuits lost in the Southern League playoff to the Jackson General three games to two ending Lucius’s season.

Rays Lucius Fox quietly enjoying the game of baseball.

Finishing the 2018 season with his second straight 100 plus hit season, he finished with 122 hits.

122 hits, 68 runs, 39 RBIs, 50 walks, 29 stolen bases in 38 attempts and .268 batting average 2018.

On to Winter Baseball:

So now, it’s on to the 2018 Arizona Fall League for Lucius Fox Jr and Jasrado Chisholm where he will play with the Peoria Javelinas.

At 21, Lucius Fox is looking to improve his baseball skills amongts some the best young players in the Game.

In Summary

Finally as Lucius quietly enjoys the game he loves, he can look back and reflect on the day that his cousin Rio Russell invited him to a game at the Freedom Farm Baseball League. where he fell in love with the game of baseball and showed the coaches that he had what it takes to be a very good baseball player.

Congratulations on a successful season Lucius Fox we are all hoping to see you a the top.

Furthermore you can watch Lucius at the Don’t Blink 242 Home Run Derby in Paradise hosted by Todd Isaacs Jr and Lucius Fox Jr. on January 5, 2019 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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