2-for-1: Chourio brothers homer on same day for first time in pro careers

April 21st, 2024

Plenty of memories have been created by the Chourio brothers, Jackson and Jaison, throughout their lives. On Saturday, the dynamic duo added another one when they both homered on the same day for the first time in their professional careers.

Jackson hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth inning of the Brewers’ 12-5 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis. It was the fourth homer of the season for the 20-year-old as he continues to prove why he is baseball’s No. 2 prospect.

Meanwhile, 678 miles away in Salem, Va., the younger Chourio followed up his big brother’s act by flexing his muscles for Cleveland's Single-A Lynchburg affiliate. In the top of the sixth inning for the Hillcats, Jaison smashed a two-run dinger to straightaway center field that bounced off the pitch clock looming over the tall wall en route to a 13-8 win.

While Jackson has ascended into one of the most electrifying prospects in baseball, Jaison is at the beginning of his journey but is living up to the Chourio name. The Guardians' No. 5 prospect has a slash line of .325/.491/.600 with a 1.091 OPS and is coming off the best season of his Minor League career.

The brothers, who have a two-year age difference, shared similar hype as international prospects. Jackson was the No. 16 international prospect (2021) and signed for $1.8 million. Jaison placed at No. 20 (2022) and got $1.2 million, landing the highest bonus in Cleveland’s class that year.

On this day, however, it didn’t matter that Jaison was four levels away from Jackson. It didn’t matter that four states separated the two. It didn’t even matter that it may take up to three years for the duo to unite in the Majors.

Baseball still finds ways to give life-lasting memories.