With the coming out party Jazz Chisholm is having this season, he may shut down every club on South Beach by season’s end. The seventh Bahamian baseball player in the major leagues is a rare breed and has already put himself in some extremely exclusive clubs this year.
Jazz is the only player with a hit off the two best pitchers in baseball this season; Corbin Burnes and Jacob Degrom.
He used his speed to beat out an infield single to lead off Monday’s game against Burnes and the Brewers. Burnes has 49 strikeouts and no walks this year. The same way Jazz music is so versatile, so is Chisholm’s bat. He is the only player to ever hit a home run off Jacob Degrom while being down in the count 0-2. His upper deck blast to rightfield may have just landed.
The talented neophyte is batting .279 with four home runs and six stolen bases. If Jazz continues the beat of his current pace, he has a great shot of joining the elusive 30-30 club, a mark not reached by any player since fellow MLB Bro Mookie Betts’ 2018 MVP campaign. 30 steals and 30 bombs have only been accomplished 41 times in major league history, and 28 of those special seasons were accomplished by righties; making what the southpaw Chisholm is doing even more special.
Do you want the pure FACTZ? Well, Jazz is one of the most exciting players in the sport, playing in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Party on kid, party on.
NOTE: The rookie sensation exited Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the Brewers with a hamstring injury in the first inning. We hope he returns soon because baseball definitely needs this Black Knight’s energy and charisma.