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Fox, Chisholm & Young

Lucius Fox, Jasrado Chisholm & Chavez Young

Jasrado Chisholm Kane County Cougars. Photo by Mathew Carper.

Fox, Chisholm & Young. First, we always hear and know of professional baseball players who played in a little league world series. Wondering where are they now? However, not all players ever played in the little league world series or any other baseball world series. Hence, in 2010, Wilson City in North Carolina hosted the Cal Ripken World Series Major 70 Division, and a team from the Bahamas won; Greg Burrows Jr and Robert Cox coached the team.

Therefore being the first team from the Bahamas to win the Cal Ripken World Series? Yes! The Bahamas. Four of its players became minor league baseball players, Quinton Rolle, Lucius Fox Jr, Jasrado Chisholm, and Chavez Young. Jasrado, signed by the Diamondbacks, Lucius by the San Francisco, and Quinton by the Reds as international free agents out of the Bahamas in July 2015. However, Chavez was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 2016 MLB Draft in the 39th round.

Lucius Fox, Jasrado Chisholm & Chavez Young

Lucius Fox Jr. and Todd Isaacs Jr. Photo by Mathew Carper

However, their road to the minors took different paths. Lucius and Jasrado (Jazz) chose to return home to the Bahamas. They enrolled in the MaxD Maximum Development Academy. Quinton, out of Grand Bahama and Chavez, went to Faith Baptist Academy High School in Georgia.

In the meantime, all three players have good seasons in their third season, except for Quinton Rolle, who a career-ending injury, but the rest have made their league’s All-Stars.  Twenty-year-old Chisholm and 21-year-old Young played in the Mid-West League All-Star Game, and 21 years old Lucius Fox Jr played in the Florida State League All-Star game. All three players have over 100 hits for the 2018 season. Jasrado, a part of the 2018 Mid-West League home run derby, is sitting on 21 home runs for the season, 15 in the Mid-West League with the Kane County Cougars six Visalia Rawhides.

Two of the remaining three players are in the Top 30 Prospects for their organizations, Jasrado Chisholm the Diamondbacks #2 top prospect, and Lucius Fox Jr is the Rays #8 Top Prospect, while and Rolle is no longer in baseball.

Lucius Fox, Jasrado Chisholm & Chavez Young

Chavez Young, Lansing Lugnuts. Photo by Mathew Carper.

Fox, Chisholm & Young, the Bahamian trio is looking to finish the season strong before returning to a beach of the Bahamas and getting ready for 2019 Don’t Blink 242 Home, Run Derby, on the Beach in the Bahamas. Thus, we hope to see you guys here, hosted by Todd Isaacs Jr. and Lucius Fox Jr.

 

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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