3. Miami Marlins 2B Jazz Chisholm is “As Good as Advertised”
The NL East has it’s fair share of must-see young positional players including Braves OF Ronald Acuna Jr and Nationals OF Juan Soto. It also appears however that the Miami Marlins now have a member of that group in star 2B Jazz Chisholm.
Now no, Chisholm is not on the same level as Acuna and Soto, but it’s evident on how good the young star can be for Miami for years to come.
Despite just returning from an injury on Sunday, we’ve already seen through 21 games this season all we need to know about Chisholm.
Jazz started the year going 3/17 at the plate over the first six games of the season, but completely flipped the switch on April 10th against the Mets. Between the 10 games he played in between April 10th and April 23rd, Chisholm got a hit in nine of those ten games. This also included four multi-hit games during that span.
Chisholm has truly done it all for the Marlins when he has been on the field. While not only playing elite defense at second base, Jazz has hit for power with 4 HRs, and also stole 8 bases where he is arguably showing his most value.
Chisholm is as good as advertised so far during the 2021 season. Going forward, Chisholm may end up being the Marlins “MVP” this season. If he continues to get on base at this rate, and then continues to cause havoc on the base-paths, is a Rookie of the Year, or potentially more, in store for the Marlins 23-year old second baseman?
The Miami Marlins are currently right there in terms of the top of the NL East, with the team arguably set to get even better in the near future. These three takeaways have been extremely evident through the first 40 games, but will they continue going forward? Based on how each of these players have looked so far, I wouldn’t bet against them slowing down anytime soon.