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Chisholm & Gallen Trade 4 Years Later

4 Years after Marlins/Diamond Backs Trade on July 31st, 2019. D.Backs Jazz Chisholm for Marlins Zac Gallen

 

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Chisholm & Gallen Trade 4Yrs Later:

 

July 31, 2019: The Miami Marlins acquired shortstop Jazz Chisholm from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Zac Gallen. As a coach coaching against Jazz Chisholm, you had no choice but to admire his confidence. So, when the news came that He was traded to the Miami Marlins from the Diamondbacks, it was a big YES for me. Finally, Jazz is only a 35-minute flight from home; whenever he gets to the Major Leagues, we will be in the stands shouting, let go, JAZZ!

Moreover, this trade saw SS Jazz Chisholm assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, where he joined Anfernee Seymour, who both played baseball at Freedom Farm Baseball League in Nassau, Bahamas. Seymour opted for free agency after the 2019 season. 

The Trade:

Chisholm & Gallen Trade 4yrs Later. At the time of the trade, Jazz Chisholm was the D-Backs #3 Prospect and MLB #59th, playing at the double-A level. Meanwhile, Zac Gallen was the Marlins’ #19 Prospect, playing at the Triple-A level. 

Both players have fitted right into their new team’s plans for their franchises. Then came 2020, a new team, and new teammates, then the season was delayed to a new starting date. All players had to leave their spring training facilities and social distancing as the country went into lockdown. The 2020 season date was set for July 23, 2020. 

Instant Impact:

Chisholm & Gallen Trade 4Yrs Later. Zac Gallen was traded as an MLB Player, while Jazz Chisholm Jr. got his chance 0n September 1, 2020, and the whole Bahamas was celebrating. Moreover, had it not been for the lockdowns, we would have all traveled to Jazz’s first game as a Marlins’. 

Both Players made the All-Star:

After a productive 2021 MLB season, Jazz won the starting 2nd base job in spring training for the 2022 season. He displayed his speed, power, and good defense on the field at second base and shortstop.  

With the Marlins making some key trades in 2023, Jazz moved to Center Field to make room for All-Star second baseman Luis Arraez. So, he can use all that speed running down fly balls in the outfield. (I never thought I would see this day.); well, so far, so good for Centerfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. 

Meanwhile, Zac spent some time on the disabled list. However, he did get into 23 games with one start. 

ALL-STARS:

Chisholm & Gallen Trade 4 Years Later

Zac Gallen, Photo by Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Zac Gallen was named the 2023 National League All-Star starter and pitched one inning, giving up one hit and striking out one batter in the three batters he faced. (Great Job). 

Jazz Chisholm Jr., A 2022 All-Star selection, and Zac Gallen, A 2023 All-Star Selection. However, due to injury, Jazz did not get to play in the All-Star Game, but he was there for the All-Star festivities. 

Chisholm & Gallen Trade 4 Years Later

Photo by Michael Laughlin/Associated Press

Check out this story I came across as I was writing this story Called   

Revisiting the Jazz Chisholm/Zac Gallen Trade 

The 2023 Season is looking very productive for both Players: 

In short, the Diamondbacks and the Marlins are in the National League wildcard run for the playoffs. Strap on your seat belts; this will be a mad dash to the wild card playoffs. 

Good Luck, Gentlemen. 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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