Bahamian baseball player Dominique Collie, has been signed by a U.S. Major League Baseball team.
Yesterday, Dominique Collie became the 14 Bahamian to sign a Major League Baseball contract within the last 3 years, after sealing a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Though the exact terms of the Collie-Diamondbacks agreement have not been released, Diamondbacks Director of International Scouting César Gerónimo Jr. said the organization loved what they saw in Collie, and is happy to give him the chance to develop under their system.
While Collie said he is excited to embark on this next part of his life, and will do all that he can to make his family, friends, coaches and supporters proud.
17-year old Dominique Collie began playing baseball at the age of 3, as part of Nassau’s Freedom Farm Baseball League, and later attending the MaxD Sports Academy. He is described as a ‘left-handed batter with an excellent swing’, and is known for his defense and ‘deceptive’ speed.
Dominique Collie is the younger cousin of recently retired outfielder Antoan Richardson, who played 6 years of Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
As the 14th Bahamian in the Major Leagues, Collie is only the 2nd to begin his professional career with the Diamondbacks, following 19yearold shortstop, Jasrado Chisholm.
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