NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Arizona Diamondbacks made a trade on Wednesday ahead of the Major League Baseball (MLB) trade deadline, moving No. 1 prospect Jazz Chisholm to the Miami Marlins for No. 5 prospect Zac Gallen.
Chisholm, 21, was hitting .204 in Double-A Jackson this year with a .732 OPS. He began his pro career as an international free agent in 2015 and is a career .253 hitter with 53 home runs over four-minor league seasons.
Chisholm is currently ranked as the No. 59 overall prospect in the MLB.
“I want to thank the fans, teammates, staff, coaches and the entire Diamondbacks organization,” Chisholm said in a post on social media following the trade. “You embraced me from the very beginning and allowed me to develop both on and off the field. I am forever grateful for the opportunity.”
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill considered Chisholm the team’s “shortstop of the future” following the trade.
“We understood that we needed to add impact bats up to our organization,” Hill said. “We looked across our system and as we build that championship club, that championship core, that we felt like we needed to add. There’s risk with every deal that you make, but we worked from a position of strength to add talent that we think is incredibly special.”