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Chavez Fernander AFL 2021

Chavez Fernander AFL 2021

Chavez Fernander AFL 2021, this is good news and a good accomplishment for him. With the absence of the Arizona Fall League last year, I was happy to see it is on for 2021. 

Hence, I went to the 2021 team’s rosters, checking for my kids; if any made the Fall rosters. So then, it was a pleasure to see Chavez’s name on the Salt River Rafters roster. In this case, Fernander is the fourth known player from the Bahamas to play in the AFL. Proceeding Jervis Champ Stuart Jr, Jazz Chisholm Jr, and Lucius Fox Jr, of whom Chisholm Jr & Fox Jr played back-to-back years. 

Getting in the Game, AFL 2021:
Chavez Fernander AFL 2021

Getting in some action, Chevez Fernander

After beginning the 2021 season in High-A, playing in eleven games with a 1 & 1 win/loss record, then, on June 15, called up to Double-A. Moreover, with no 2020 season, He had to work out mostly at home with other friends and hope for the 2021 season. 

Coupled with a .386 ERA & 18 Ks, he has moved up to double-A amounts the Tiger’s top prospects, where he continued to pitch well. As a result of his fastball between 94-97mph, it made his off-speed pitches more effective to hitters. 

Finishing strong, Fernander gained at that level of the game as the season went along. To this end, his stats at double-A, 1 & 1 win/loss in 22 games, and three saves in 3 tries. Plus, a .360 ERA in 40.0 innings and 38 Ks. 

Chavez Fernander AFL 2021:

Chavez Fernander AFL 2021

Salt River Rafters Pitcher, Chavez Fernander.

So far, He has played in two games; in-game one, he got 1 Ks in 1 inning of relief, also in game two same stats line as the team spots a 4-4 win/loss record.

So then, I am looking forward to following him as best as I can because of the three hours in time.


Chavez Fernander AFL 2021

Photo by Tom Hagerty:

As a Tigers fan, I am very excited for Chavez, hoping for his success and push to the top. Go Tigers, as the team keeps adding new young talent to their system. 

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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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