Miami Marlins: Jazz Chisholm challenges Mike Trout

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Jazz Chisholm #82 of the Arizona Diamondbacks smiles for a photo during the spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 07, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Jazz Chisholm #82 of the Arizona Diamondbacks smiles for a photo during the spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 07, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Marlins have a potential star in Jazz Chisholm who wants to compete with Mike Trout at Top Golf. Get to know the explosive Marlins prospect.

The other day you probably saw Mike Trout hit a ball at Top Golf that has yet to land. Trout obliterating balls is nothing new, but in case you haven’t seen it (or want to see it again) here it is. Not to be outdone, Miami Marlins prospect Jazz Chisholm had an outrageous drive of his own from the left side.

With that, it seems like a perfect time to introduce you to the young shortstop who has a chance to be an absolute stud.

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Chisholm was acquired by the Marlins from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fascinating Zac Gallen trade. Chisholm proceeded to absolutely destroy AA in Jacksonville with an eye-popping .284/.383/.494 (156 wRC+) across 94 plate appearances.

Chisholm just turned 22 a month ago, so he assaulted minor league pitching last season at the age of a college junior. While Gallen looks to be a solid pitcher, Chisholm has all the makings of an absolute star.

Is there any risk? Chisholm has risk simply by being a prospect, he has lofty strikeout numbers as he has K’d at a 30% rate in his career.

Strikeouts can be tolerated though especially when you play a premium position and Chisholm not only should stay at short, he could be above average defensively.

In case you couldn’t tell from his golf swing, Chisholm has incredible pop that gives him star offensive upside. Chisholm launched 21 home runs and improved his walk rate in 2019.

From FanGraphs:

"A 91.4 mph average exit velo would put him in the top 40 of the majors, while 48% of his balls in play being over 95 mph would be in the top 30"

The upside is clear cut and tantalizing. Chisholm could be in line for a cup of coffee in September if he continues to improve and handles AAA. Sure, outfielder Lewis Brinson was billed the same way as a tooled up prospect that could be a star and it hasn’t worked out to this point.

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This is part of the risk with prospects though, Jazz Chisholm has his risks but the Miami Marlins could be looking at a future star that could drive interest and be a part of their next winning team.