Big things could be coming for Jazz Chisholm Jr.
The Miami Marlins star was named a National League All-Star in 2022 after a strong first half.
His season came to an end on June 28 after a stress fracture in his lower back, but he is one of many reasons the Marlins are excited for the future.
He has even graced the cover for this year’s edition of the hit video game MLB The Show.
But big things are expected for the young star.
MLB Network posted a graphic featuring his projected stats for the 2023 season.
He is expected to steal 30 bases, hit 35 home runs, score 98 runs, drive in 113, and post a WAR of 6.0.
Jazz went off last season being named to his first All-Star team📈
What does he have in store for '23? pic.twitter.com/Se5Vkt1gZn
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 16, 2023
These are some bold predictions for Chisholm.
Staying healthy could be the X-factor for the Marlins superstar.
If healthy, his left-handed bat can provide power.
He is also a major threat to steal when he is on base.
Obviously, with his season having been cut short in 2022, there are question marks surrounding the star, mostly in terms of whether or not he can stay healthy for an entire season.
He hit .254 with 14 home runs, 45 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and an OPS of .860.
He also had a WAR of 2.4.
The Marlins also added a solid bat to their lineup in Luis Arraez, who won the American League batting title with the Minnesota Twins.
Arraez and Chisholm should form a solid duo in Miami’s lineup, especially if Chisholm can remain healthy and bounce back from his injury that cost him the second half of the 2022 season.NEXT: The Marlins Add Some Great Baseball Minds To Their Staff