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DSL Miami Breyias Dean

DSL Miami Breyias Dean. Breyias spent his rookie 2023 season in the Dominican Summer League with the DSL Miami, and he was looking forward to playing minor-league baseball. There is a saying in sports, or even in life: if you want to see the future size of a kid, check out the size of his parents. In this case, Breyias will be a very good-sized player who can carry his weight in baseball. 

Heads Turning Players:

DSL Marlins Breyias Dean

Breyian Dean loves clobbering the baseball.

As coaches in youth leagues, you always come across that kid you wished was on your team. Then, as the season goes on, you start to wonder, how did I miss this kid in the draft? 

However, you can’t pick them all; life happens. In other words, He knows how to play fundamentally sound baseball. 

22/23 International Draft

DSL Marlins Breyias Dean.

DSL Miami Breyian Dean.

As one of the three players signed by Miami in the 22/23 international draft, I enjoyed watching those kids growing up playing the game.

DSL Miami, Breyias Dean. There is a big difference in playing at the minor league level vs. the local level. So, there are some adjustments; it is all a part of their growth in the game from level to level.

A busy early offseason.

Cherif Neymour

Chriff sliding into 3rd with third baseman Breyias Dean.

However, with his busy offseason workouts, I could not catch up with Breyias for a while. But I am sure he felt the same as his other two teammates and four local DSL players. 

So, for now, I guess Dean and his teammates are putting in the work that will help them in the future. 

The minor leagues of baseball are called their farm system, and it is loaded with growing young baseball talent. So, players are constantly being moved around or sadly released every season. This is added pressure to put in lots of offseason work. 

In closing, I hope our players focus on their game and keep their eye on their upward movement to the top. Jazz Chisholm and Antoan Richardson are waiting on you up there, as are the local baseball fans. 

I have some Questions for you.

  1. How did you feel about your rookie season?

I felt my first season was a stepping stone in the right direction, and I’m happy with how it went.

     2. How was it playing with and against your local teammates?

I had a blast playing with my peers. We push, motivate, and help each other daily because even though we are friends, it never stops us from being competitive. 

     3. Are you ready for season #2?

I can’t wait for my next season because I know I’ll dominate wherever I go. Again, sorry for the late response.

Ps: Jazz spent lots of his offseason playing baseball at the Farm.

 

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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