2. Jazz Chisholm Jr. is the best second baseman in the game
I wrote about how Jazz Chisholm Jr. is a superstar who the Miami Marlins need to market to the fullest. Chisholm showed just how great he is in this series. He hit two (yes TWO) home runs in the first game of the series. He wasn’t as impressive in the next two games, but that’s partly because manager Don Mattingly shields him from lefty pitchers.
Is that really the smart move? We’ll look into that in a separate article later. For now though consider just how great Jazz Chisholm Jr. has been for the Miami Marlins this season. The young superstar has a 2.0 WAR and 12 home runs and 40 RBI. At this rate we’re looking at an almost 30 home run season from him with possibly 80+ RBI. The RBI will be affected by him batting lead-off of course.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. is an absolute stud and will end up winning the Miami Marlins that memorable trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Did I mention that Chisholm is also with a speedster with 10 stolen bases so far this season (he had 23 last season). He also has a great 0.5 dWAR, showing that great defense is a strength for him as well.
What if Don Mattingly let Jazz Chisholm Jr. play more often? As in against lefty starting pitchers. Would Jazz be even better? The two home run performance by Jazz is only the beginning, as I fully expect him to continue getting better the older he gets and the more experience that he gets (he’s just 24 years old at the moment). By the way vote for him for the all-star game.