Jazz Chisholm Jr. is even more impressive
By Neil Raymond
Jazz Chisholm Jr. is the best second baseman in the game. Wait what?! The superstar ended his season with 2.6 WAR in 60 games and 213 AB. Had he gotten the standard 500-600 AB’s, it’s reasonable to believe that he would’ve been a 5 WAR player, no one comes close. He’s also finally coming back….to play in the World Baseball Classic (or WBC for short), let’s take a look at the stud that the Miami Marlins need to extend as soon as possible.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. will be playing in the World Baseball Classic this year.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. was playing this ENTIRE season with a torn meniscus.
He was on pace to be a 5 or more WAR player while injured. Can you imagine what he will do when he’s completely healthy? He’s only 24 years old, so he’s not even in his prime yet. Big things are coming from him in the near future.
The torn meniscus wasn’t even the injury that took him out for the rest of the season! It was actually a stress reaction in his back:
"“I thought I would’ve been back in like a month or a couple of weeks, honestly, probably two or three weeks,” Chisholm told reporters last week regarding the injury. “I thought I was going to be back in time for the All-Star Game, until it just didn’t go that way. I got the news I had a stress fracture, and that it won’t heal properly, and just had to go with that.”"
Jazz Chisholm Jr. has been shut down for the rest of the MLB season, but will be playing for the United Kingdom in the World Baseball Classic this year. Despite the fact that he’s from The Bahamas, he’s eligible for the UK team because The Bahamas used to be a UK colony. In fact, he already played for the team back in 2017.
Should Jazz Chisholm Jr. have been able to play for the Miami Marlins first then? There’s no use in rushing him back when we’re clearly not making the playoffs this year. I do worry about him playing at all until next season, but I guess we’ll see. Bruce Sherman and Kim Ng, SIGN HIM TO AN EXTENSION!