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Reporting to M.L.B Spring Training

Jazz Jr Lucius Jr

Reporting to M.L.B Spring Training. Jasrado Chisholm and Lucius Fox Jr will be the first two players from the Bahamas to be heading to the first day of spring training in decades. Plus, they are doing it in back to back seasons. Whiles last season, they were non-roster invitees; Hence, bout players were added to their team’s 40 man rosters the previous year before the rule 5 draft making them apart of their team’s rosters.

Jazz Chisholm Traded to the Marlins:
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Miami Marlins Jasrado Chisholm. Photo by Mathew Carper

The Miami Marlins traded for Chisholm.

Coming to Miami is like coming home for Chisholm. Because Miami is where most people from the Bahamas made their first international trip. Hence, Jazz family and friends will be able to make the 30 minutes flight to watch him play whenever he gets the call.

Lucius Fox Jr:
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Tampa Rays Lucius Fox Jr. Photo By Treaver Saunders

Tampa Rays, shortstop Lucius Fox Jr will start a new chapter in his run for the major leagues. Moreover, the Rays system has some good shortstop men. Which includes M.L.B’s top 100 prospect Wander Franco. For now, Fox is focusing on a healthy spring season. And to show his ability to play at the M.L.B level. Going into his fifth season. Lucius has moved up through the Rays system after getting acquired from the San Francisco Giants in a trade 2016.

Reporting to M.L.B Spring Training:

Reporting to M.L.B spring training next week, these two aspiring young players will blend into the sights and sounds of baseball spring training. Furthermore, as childhood friends growing up in the Bahamas. Playing baseball at Freedom Farm. Plus, being two of the younger players on their teams, they always had their eyes set on playing pro baseball, Eventually Major League level; What visions, what dreams.

So then, it was no surprise that bout players were apart of the Bahamas Cal Ripkin 70ft world series team in 2010. In this case, it was a first for the country — Also, both Lucius and Jazz when to play high school baseball in the USA. Eventually, they returned home in 2014 and finished high school at home.

International Signing Day July 2015:

After get cleared as international players, both Lucius and Jazz were signed in the July 2015 international draft. Then started playing in the 2016 season. Lucius went to single-A and Jazz went to Rookie. Generally, both players game advanced at the same pace. All the way up to an M.L.B team’s 40 man roster.

 

Enjoy the 2020 Major League Spring Training Guys.

 

 

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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