A few of our players are having fast starts to their 2019 season. While others are maintaining a steady presence. Warren Saunders, in his first season, is hitting 366 after ten games with the GCL Mets. A Short Stop. Who played most of his games at first and third base; Signed as a free agent on August 29th, 2018, Warren Saunders made his debut on July 7th, 2019
Kristian Robinson – Arizona Dbacks #5 Top Prospect. Photo by Mathew Carper
We called him K. Robbie, after his father Kevin Robinson Sr. Kriatain Robinson in his second year and his third league has continued to be impressive. With 15 hits in the last ten games, Kristain has a batting average of 325 that is a tie for fourth in the Northwest League. And second on his team, the Hillsboro Hops.
James Rolle. Photo by I Elite Academy
James Big Game James Rolle worked hard for this opportunity. And he wants to prove that he belongs. Waiting almost a month after the DSL started, James went to work right away. Signed by the Orioles on April 24th, 2019 he played his first game on July 8th, 2019 with the DSL Orioles 1 and was sent to the DSL Orioles 2 the following day. And in his first seven games; James got seven hits in 22 at-bats for an average of 318.
Fast Starts to their 2019 Season:
D’Shawn Knowles – LA Angels #8 Top Prospect, Photo by Mathew Carper
D’Shawn Knowles with 11 hits in the last ten games has him hitting at 296 batting average for the Orem Owlz. In his second year in the Angels system. D’Shawn, who at the age of 17 became the Angles # 30 prospect last season. Is now their #8 prospect this season.
Todd Isaacs – Grand Junction Rockies, Photo by Mathew Carper
Not to mention Todd Isaacs Jr. A 417 batting average at Rookie League Grand Junction Rockies. After his release from the Indians. Todd on April 12th signed with the Rockies, 2019 and sent to Grand Junction on June 13th, 2019. Eleven days later after a fast start, Todd was sent to triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes after six games with the Isotopes, was sent back to the Rockies. And pick right back up where he left off.
This Year Promotions:
Shad Munroe from Single-A Dayton Dragons to Advance A Daytona Tortugas, Photo by Mathew Carper.
Todd Isaacs from Advance Rookie G.J Rockies to triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, back to G.J Rockies. Photo by Mathew Carper.
Lucius Fox Jr from double-A Montgomery Biscuits, to triple-A Durham Bulls Photo by Mathew Carper
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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