Todd Isaacs has been drafted to the Toronto Blue Jays (Image created by Saunders Trevere)
Eighteen year old
Isaacs Jr, of Nassau, Bahamas has been drafted to the Toronto Blue Jays
on Saturday, June 7th, while Anfernee Seymour, also eighteen was selected by the Miami Marlins.
Isaacs, who has been living in Delray Beach was joined by his father Todd Sr. for the big day. "Wow!
I can only be grateful about being selected because there are many
sitting at home that could only dream about hearing their named called,
so that alone is blessing!" Isaacs told The Bahamas Weekly. "I lived in the same room as Anfernee
Seymour who was drafted by the Marlins, so we really worked hard
together pushing each other and motivating each other! But we had
participated in about 15 different Professional Team invite-only
workouts from November up to 4 days before the draft!"
attended St. Augustine's College in The Bahamas before attending the
American Heritage High School in Florida where Seymour also attended. Both
men graduated in May and formally played for the Freedom Farm League in The Bahamas.
Seymour wrote on his facebook page, "Thank
you to everyone who is congratulating me, but all of this wouldn't have
been accomplished without the help of you guys! Mainly and especially
the parents coaches and my freedom farm family! You guys have been here
for me through it all and i would just like to say thank you!but it
doesn't stop here i would just like to Thank God for everything he has
done for me and everything that he is going to continue to do for me!
This is truly a blessing and a humbling experience for me! And May God
bless everyone who has helped me to accomplish my goals so far! #MarlinsBaseball"
told us that a documentary is being produced featuring both Anfernee
and himself giving insight into their process leading up to the draft.
The film is expected to be out later this year.
We've also just learned that brothers Byron and Brandon Murray were also drafted.
Byron went to the San Francisco Giants and Brandon went to the Philadelphia Phillies. Congratulations to all four young men!
A very proud Todd Isaacs Sr with his son on Draft Day.
Anfernee Seymour has been drafted by the Miami Marlins (Image by Saunders Trevere)