Marlins trade Gallen to Diamondbacks for top prospect

Minor league shortstop Jazz Chisholm headed to Miami

MIAMI – The Miami Marlins made a move ahead of Wednesday's trade deadline, sending pitcher Zac Gallen to Arizona for the Diamondbacks top prospect.

Minor league shortstop and Bahamian native Jazz Chisholm is headed to Miami.

Gallen, 23, has been one of the few brights spots for the Marlins this season with a 2.72 ERA in just seven starts. 

"I'll forever be grateful to the Marlins for giving me the opportunity to make my debut, to pitch in the big leagues, which is something I always wanted to do," said Gallen, according to ESPN. "Any time you can open some eyes and do what you can, it's good for your career. I'm excited."

Currently playing with the Double-A Jackson Generals, the 21-year-old Chisholm is hitting .204 with 18 home runs and 44 RBI this season. In 2018, Chisholm led all minor league shortstops with 25 home runs.

Jazz Chisholm (No. 82) congratulated after scoring against the Chicago Cubs during the spring training game on February 26, 2019.

"He has more, I think, physical potential than performance." said ESPN's Keith Law of Chisholm. "He is absolutely electric, though. He's got some of the fastest hands of any hitter I can think of in the minors."

"The Marlins are betting very high on the upside, accepting the risk."