Jazz Chisholm Jr. has had an interesting last couple of months.
After the Miami Marlins traded for the reigning American League batting champion in Luis Arraez, Chisholm agreed to move out to center field to clear a spot in the infield.
He also has graced the cover for the 2023 edition of the famous video game, MLB The Show.
Needless to say, it’s been a crazy few months for the Marlins star.
But at the Marlins spring training facility in Jupiter, Florida, Chisholm is embracing the challenge of moving to center field and trying out a new position.
He discussed his preparation for the 2023 season with MLB analysts Cliff Floyd and Robert Flores.
"I feel like that's when I step up and be my best….if I'm not challenged, then I stay at that level."@j_chisholm3 is ready to embrace his next challenge in the outfield 😤#SpringTraining | @Marlins | @RoFlo | @CliffFloyd30 pic.twitter.com/WDUNV063dy
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 23, 2023
Chisholm believes that moving to center field shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
While the move was not popular among MLB fans and analysts alike, Chisholm doesn’t appear to have too much of a problem with it.
He even went as far as to say that feels like he does his best work when he’s challenged to try something new.
He also said that if he isn’t ever challenged, he’s not going to have an opportunity to grow as a player and take his game to the next level.
These are some interesting quotes from Chisholm.
At second base, he was an All-Star last season and is now moving to a rather unfamiliar position.
However, he seems to understand what he needs to do in order to be prepared for this shift and not have any problem with the move.NEXT: Sandy Alcantara Discusses His New Marlins Manager