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2nd Minor League Season of 2019

2nd season top prospects

2nd Minor League season of 2019 starts today. With a record Eleven baseball players from the (242) Bahamas waiting to joining the boys of summer. Besides that, three of the eleven players will be playing in their first season. And they are D’Vaughn Knowles The Yankees System, Warren Saunders The Mets System and James Rolle The Orioles System.

Todd along with D-Backs #5 & Angles #16 Top Prospects

Todd Isaacs (Rockies), Kristain Robinson (D-Backs), and Trent Deveaux (Angels). Photo by Mathew Carper

Leading the returning minor league players is Todd Isaacs Jr, who will be playing in a new system after his release from the Indians, He will suit up with the Grand Junction Rockies. The D-Backs #5 top prospect Kristian Robinson will play with Hillsboro Hops Class A Short Season. And Trent Deveaux remains with the AZL Angels to start his 2019 season.

Pirates #16 Top Prospect, Tahnaj Thomas.

Thomas, Saunders & Saint

Tahnaj Thomas (Pirates), Warren Saunders (Mets), and Orveo Saint (Brewers). Photo by Mathew Carper

Tahnaj Thomas will be moving to the Bristol Pirates to start his 2019 season. Orveo Saint will again start his 2nd season with the AZL Brewers, and looking to improve on his game. And also looking to make his minor league debut is Warren Saunders who signed with the Mets.

Twins D’Shawn & D’Vaughn Knowles

D’Shawn Knowles (Angels), Keithron Moss (Rangers), and D’Vaughn Knowles (Yankees). Photo by Mathew Carper

Moreover, D’Shawn & D’Vaughn Knowles along with Keithron Moss who grew up playing the game of baseball together from they were under the ages of seven will be a treat for family and friends. D’Shawn the Angels #10 top prospect, will be looking to pick right back up where he left off in the 2018 season. Besides hitting 300 plus for two teams last season; He is looking forward to staying healthy and continue good playing. In the main while, Keithron Moss is looking forward to 2nd season, and looking to makes the jump from the DSL Rangers to the AZL Rangers. While D’Vaughn will be playing in his first minor league season.

2nd year minor league pitcher

Chavez Fernander (Tigers). Photo by Tom Hagerty

Overall, Chavez Fernander and James Rolle will round of the eleven players who will start their play in The 2019 2nd Minor League season. James Rolle was signed by the Orioles and waiting to be placed for his first season. Chavez is with the Connecticut Tigers, Class A Short Season.

July 2nd, International Signing Day.

Not to mention, July 2nd international players signing day that may see more young players signing. And so with all my fingers crossed, We are look forward to productive seasons from our minor leaguers.

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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