Thursday, January 9, 2020
By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JAZZ Chisholm was among the top prospects in each Major League Baseball organisation represented at the Rookie Career Development Programme in Miami, Florida.
MLB and the MLB Players Association has hosted the event since 1992.
According to MLP Pipeline, each organisation sends their top prospects expected to reach the big leagues in the near future to sit through sessions aimed at easing their transition.
Sessions include on media training, clubhouse relationships, drugs in baseball, inclusion and financial planning and others.
“I’m approaching it the same way I approach every year with goals, (being with the Miami Marlins), it’s just another stepping stone to become a better person, baseball player and an ambassador for the Bahamas,” Chisholm said.
Participants at the event traditionally advance to the minors within the year.
Last season, Marlins attendees included Isan Díaz, Monte Harrison and José Quijada. Díaz and Quijada spent much of their season in the majors while Harrison was only hindered by injury.
In the off-season, he was named to the Marlins’ 40-man roster, protecting him from the MLB’s Rule 5 Draft. He also competed for Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
He was ranked at No.55 on the list of MLB’s Top 100 prospects at the conclusion of the 2019 minor league season.