An 18-year-old outfielder out of the International Elite Sports Academy, Steven Adderley became the latest Bahamian prospect to join the Miami Marlins farm system.
Adderley was joined by family and Marlins executives at his official signing Sunday at the Courtyard Marriot Resort.
The Grand Bahama native joins big league starter, Jazz Chisholm, Ian Lewis and Andre Arthur with the Marlins.
“This is a dream come true. When I moved to Nassau and joined I-Elite it was always about go time and what I have to do to get to that next step,” Adderley said, “it feels good to be a part of an organization with someone who has made history already like Jazz, I look up to him. I talk to Ian, worked out with Andre so it’s good to come into the organization and have a relationship with those guys already.
Fernando Seguignol, Director of International Scouting for the Miami Marlins said Adderley’s skillset was something the organization had on its radar for several years now.
“We saw his body of work on the field. He’s the kind of outfielder that we think can bring instant impact to the organization. We’re talking about plus speed, bat speed…those are impressive, but then when you talk to him you can see his family foundation is strong, credit to his parents. These are the type of players we look at bringing,” he said, “He’s a player that was on the radar for many many organizations we were just fortunate to stay and stick with the process and finally get it done.”
Adderley became the third Bahamian and I-Elite prospect to sign during the current International Signing period following Adari Grant (St. Cardinals) and Evan Sweeting (San Diego Padres).