Chisholm reflects on breakout season

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jasrado Chisholm wrapped up a successful 2018 season last month in the Arizona Fall League (AFL).

The No. 3 ranked prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks association hit .442/.489/.767 with seven extra-base hits, nine RBIs and seven stolen bases in 10 games with the Salt River Rafters.

His three homers tied with Josh Fuentes (Rockies) for the Rafters lead, even though he had 40 fewer at-bats.

Chisholm considers this season to be his best so far as a professional, and in an interview with Eyewitness Sports, he reflected on the regular season and his time in the AFL.

“This was definitely my best showing, but it’s time to get back to work and be better next year,” Chisholm said.

“The year before I was hurt and haven’t played a full season. I always heard your numbers either get better or worse when you play a full season, and I know I wasn’t going to let them go down.

“Now that I don’t have an injury going into the year I don’t have to focus on rehab and can really be aggressive in my preparation. I want to get better every year and next year will be another step in that direction.”

Chisholm’s AFL performance came on the heels of a solid couple of months with Class A Advanced Visalia in the California League. After 76 Class A games in the Midwest League, the shortstop earned a promotion on July 19.

During his 36 games in the Cal League, Chisholm recorded a .329/.369/.597 slash line with 10 homers and 18 extra-base hits.

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