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Meet Dominique Collie Jr

A Bahamian International MLB Baseball Scout.

Meet Dominique Collie Jr. The Red Sox International Baseball Scout. How time flies? I still remember this tiny little kid with a big arm throwing the ball with his cousin Antoan Richardson. It was like Antoan was showcasing Dominique for a team to see that day at the Farm. 

As a young baseball player in the Freedom Farm Baseball League, Dominique grew into a solid baseball player. Later, he aspired to play minor-league baseball. Then, he joined the MaxD Academy.

Pursuing College Baseball:

A few years later, He was signed by the Diamondbacks to play for the DSL DBacks on March 15th, 2017. Even though things did not work out for him, He pursued college baseball. 

Collie enrolled in Webber International University two years later and played two years of college. That year, Major League Baseball introduced a College Draft League, and D.J. was selected to play for The Fredrick Keys; this was another chance for him to play in the minors. After finishing College, Dominique wanted to continue contributing to the game he loved. 

Scouting the Local Baseball Talent: Meet Dominique Collie Jr. 

So, I asked D.J. what made him think about becoming a baseball scout, and he told me that Coach Greg Burrows Jr., head instructor of the MaxD Academy, recommended it to him—saying that Greg Jr. insisted and believed that scouting would be a good fit for me.

After I played my last season at Webber International University, I stopped playing. So, I applied and sent my resume to the Red Sox, and then they came to Nassau to interview me. Hence, I am their area baseball scout covering the Bahamas. 

On the Job and Scouting: 

In the meanwhile, I got the job in April 2022. This is where the real work begins; it is time to look for local baseball talent. However, worry; there is some baseball talent around to scout from.

2023 International Players Signing Day:

Meet Dominique Collie Jr.

Chad Delancy 2023 Red Sox International Signee.

Chad Delancy became Dominique D.J. Collie’s first signee; Chad trained with the International I Elite Baseball Academy. Meanwhile, D.J. continued to look for baseball players who could play at the next level, including former minor leaguers. 

2024 International Players Signing Day:

Meet Dominique Collie Jr.

Tavano Baker, Edwin E.J Darville, & Trent Wilson photo by Jeff Francis.  

More signing for D.J. Collie and the Red Sox. 2024 International Baseball Signing Day saw three more local players signing with the Red Sox. So now, Guys, the journey has just begun; just like the 2023 signee Chad Delancy, this year’s signees’ have to show what they are made of. 

 

Congratulations, Dominique DJ Collie Jr.: The Office of the Prime Minister 

D.J. Collie, E.J. Darville, Prime Minister, Philip Davis, Tavano Baker, Trent Wilson, M.P Barkus Rolle. Photo from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Red Sox 2024 Intl Signing at the Office Of the Prime Minister

In closing, we congratulate Dominique DJ Collie JR. We believe that his presence at the local baseball game will propel young baseball players to play their best game. So, with our very own scouting of the local talent, it is time for players to show what they are made of. 

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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