GENEVA, Ill. - The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced infielder and former Cougar Jazz Chisholm as the organization's Minor League Player of the Year.
Chisholm, who started off the season in Kane County before receiving a promotion to Visalia in July, batted .272 with 23 doubles, six triples, 25 home runs, 70 RBI and 79 runs scored in 112 games this season. The Midwest League midseason All-Star led all D-backs minor league players in home runs while ranking third in runs scored, tied for fifth in triples, seventh overall in slugging percentage and tied for ninth in walks.
The Nassau, Bahamas native is one of the youngest players in organization history to receive Player of the Year honors and is the first player to be honored from the Single-A ranks since Paul Goldschmidt in 2010. Chisholm is currently rated by MLB.com as the No. 2 prospect in the D-backs organization.
This is the second straight season that a former Cougar has earned D-backs Player of the Year honors. In 2017, right-hander Jon Duplainter was named the organizational Pitcher of the Year.
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About the Kane County Cougars
The Cougars, Class-A Minor League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, have been at the forefront of family-friendly entertainment since 1991. In 2015, the franchise became the first Class-A team in Minor League Baseball history to welcome 11 million fans through the gates. A total of 171 former Cougars have reached the Major Leagues including Miguel Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Kyle Schwarber.
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