Marlins calling on Chisholm for MLB debut
The Marlins made a splash by adding Starling Marte at the Trade Deadline on Monday. On Tuesday, they added another talent from the 2019 Trade Deadline. Miami is calling up No. 70 overall prospect Jazz Chisholm for his Major League debut, the club announced Tuesday. Jesús Sánchez was optioned to
The Marlins made a splash by adding
Miami is calling up No. 70 overall prospect
Today’s roster update. pic.twitter.com/3lNiqUFoFD— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 1, 2020
The Fish acquired Chisholm from the D-backs for Major League right-hander
The Bahamas native is rated highly for that power-speed combo. MLB.com ranks both tools as having above-average potential, and the same 55 grades were handed to Chisholm's capabilities with his glove and arm in the infield. The hit tool is the only major question mark in his profile, stemming from serious contact issues. The left-handed slugger struck out in 32.1 percent of his plate appearances last season, the eighth-highest mark among Double-A qualifiers, after he whiffed 29.7 percent of the time in 2018. When he does make contact, however, it is certainly loud, and that type of potential can be mouth-watering for a young organization like Miami's.
Chisholm has made all 310 of his Minor League starts at shortstop and has the tools to stick there, but he might be looking at playing time at second base for now with veteran linchpin
Chisholm will be the third Top-100 prospect to debut with the Marlins during the shortened 2020 season, joining No. 24
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