Jazz Chisholm Jr. is impressive off the field too

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 07: Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins hits a grand slam in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park on June 07, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 07: Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins hits a grand slam in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park on June 07, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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Jazz Chisholm Jr. was on pace to have the highest WAR of any second baseman in the game. He’s also a talented host for the MLB Network Postseason coverage show! It sure sounds like the Miami Marlins have a superstar that we need to extend as soon as possible, you know like our champion division rivals do. He was so entertaining and charismatic that it’s strange that The Fish haven’t extended him yet, or promoted him as much as we should be.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is a star and deserves recognition as one.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. had a 2.5 WAR in just 213 AB. Most starting players have at least 500 AB, so we can reasonably assume that he’d have double that WAR in double the AB’s. That gives him 5.0 WAR in 416 AB. Of course he could’ve been worse or better, but 5.0 WAR is a good benchmark for his true talent. I would add that he would’ve received at least another 100 AB, so a 6.0 WAR season was on the table.

The quotes from the article about Jazz are seriously amazing:

"Before the makeup artist works her magic, Jazz reminds everyone in the room what this really is.“This is anti-shine,” Chisholm says, smiling and rubbing his face. “Make sure to make a note of that.”He broke down his own at-bats against that night’s Phillies starter Zack Wheeler. (Going over highlights beforehand, he laughed about the fact that he was wearing the same four chains in-studio that day that he wore in his at-bats.)“Braves,” Chisholm said confidently. “I know Bryce and Nick and everybody is doing what they’re supposed to be doing, but when you got a team like the Braves with the pitching and the sticks that come behind, it’s just tough.”And the World Series?“I feel like whoever comes out of the NL will win the World Series,” he said. “Dodgers or Braves are my guess.”…he finds a few moments to record a birthday message for a young fan off his phone, he has his girlfriend, Olivia — back home in Florida — set up on FaceTime almost the entire time before he goes on set."

Do I agree with his playoffs predictions? Not entirely though somewhat I do. Regardless, Jazz Chisholm Jr. should receive an extension and needs to be better promoted by the Miami Marlins going forward.

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