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Desmond Jennings

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

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.200

HR

7

RBI

20

R

22

SB

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Jennings was always more of a potential than a production play, entering the league as a well-regarded prospect but not doing much to be more than a league-average bat with good stolen base numbers. H...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  9/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 10/30/1986
BORN: Birmingham, AL   COLLEGE: Itawamba (MS) CC  DRAFTED: 10th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Desmond Jennings Contract Information:

Signs a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Rays in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

August 26, 2016  –  Desmond Jennings News

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Desmond Jennings Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 20 A COL 99 432 387 75 122 35 21 5 9 37 45 15 45 53 0 0 0 .315 .401 .465 .866
2008 21 A VER 24 102 85 17 22 8 5 1 2 6 5 2 14 16 2 1 0 .259 .360 .412 .772
2009 22 AA MON 99 435 379 69 119 41 25 8 8 44 36 5 47 50 0 4 5 .314 .393 .485 .878
2009 22 AAA DUR 32 137 115 23 37 11 6 2 3 17 15 2 19 15 0 2 1 .322 .416 .487 .903
2010 23 AAA DUR 108 458 399 82 111 34 25 6 3 36 37 4 47 67 5 1 6 .278 .362 .393 .755
2010 23 MAJ TAM 17 24 21 5 4 2 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 4 0 0 1 .190 .292 .333 .625
2011 24 AAA DUR 89 397 338 68 93 34 19 3 12 39 17 1 45 78 4 1 9 .275 .374 .456 .830
2011 24 MAJ TB 63 287 247 44 64 23 9 4 10 25 20 6 31 59 3 0 6 .259 .356 .449 .805
2012 25 A+ CHA 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2012 25 AAA DUR 3 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2012 25 MAJ TB 132 563 505 85 124 39 19 7 13 47 31 2 46 120 6 1 5 .246 .314 .388 .702
2013 26 A+ CHA 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2013 26 MAJ TB 139 602 527 82 133 51 31 6 14 54 20 8 64 115 3 5 3 .252 .334 .414 .748
2014 27 MAJ TB 123 542 479 64 117 42 30 2 10 36 15 6 47 108 9 1 6 .244 .319 .378 .697
2015 28 A+ CHA 2 8 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .929
2015 28 AAA DUR 7 25 21 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .143 .280 .238 .518
2015 28 MAJ TB 28 108 97 9 26 4 2 1 1 7 5 3 8 17 0 2 1 .268 .324 .340 .664
2016 29 A+ CHA 4 16 15 2 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .267 .313 .533 .846
2016 29 MAJ TB 65 225 200 22 40 15 7 1 7 20 2 0 21 58 1 1 2 .200 .281 .350 .631
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3-Year Averages     96 415 367 51 92 32 21 3 8 32 13 5 39 80 4 2 3 .251 .326 .390 .716
Career  (View All)     567 2,351 2,076 311 508 176 99 22 55 191 95 27 219 481 22 10 24 .245 .322 .393 .716

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Desmond Jennings Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 27 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 25 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 24 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 23 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 22 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 21 Tex Did not play.
Aug. 20 Tex Did not play.
Aug. 19 Tex Did not play.
Aug. 17 SD Did not play.
Aug. 16 SD Did not play.
Aug. 15 SD Did not play.
Aug. 14 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 13 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 12 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 7 Min Did not play.
Aug. 6 Min Did not play.
Aug. 5 Min Did not play.
Aug. 4 KC Did not play.
Aug. 3 KC Did not play.
Aug. 2 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .281 .350 .631
Aug. 1 KC 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .286 .357 .643
Jul. 31 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 30 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 29 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 27 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 26 @LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429
Desmond Jennings Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 30 Brevard Cty 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Jul. 29 Brevard Cty 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 8 2 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .444 .875 1.319

Desmond Jennings: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 62 33 30 2
2015 26 21 10 1
2014 118 118 3
2013 136 136
2012 129 111 21 1
2011 60 53 8 1 1
2010 10 2 4 5 2

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Desmond Jennings Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016676181.194.299.549
2015254021.320.360.717
2014117185100.265.487.833

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016133166121.203.376.672
2015725154.250.333.646
20143624652615.238.343.653

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201611210271.188.259.529
2015413011.244.268.579
20142232821511.224.305.600

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201688125131.216.466.762
2015566164.286.393.726
2014256368214.262.441.781
Desmond Jennings Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 20 A COL 432 387 10.4% 12.3% 0.85 86% .348 .150
2008 21 A VER 102 85 13.7% 15.7% 0.88 81% .299 .153
2009 22 AA MON 435 379 10.8% 11.5% 0.94 87% .346 .171
2009 22 AAA DUR 137 115 13.9% 10.9% 1.27 87% .351 .165
2010 23 AAA DUR 458 399 10.3% 14.6% 0.70 83% .328 .115
2010 23 MAJ TAM 24 21 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 81% .235 .143
2011 24 AAA DUR 397 338 11.3% 19.6% 0.58 77% .327 .181
2011 24 MAJ TB 287 247 10.8% 20.6% 0.53 76% .303 .190
2012 25 A+ CHA 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .334
2012 25 AAA DUR 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .182 .000
2012 25 MAJ TB 563 505 8.2% 21.3% 0.38 76% .298 .142
2013 26 A+ CHA 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2013 26 MAJ TB 602 527 10.6% 19.1% 0.56 78% .299 .162
2014 27 MAJ TB 542 479 8.7% 19.9% 0.44 77% .296 .134
2015 28 A+ CHA 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .500 .000
2015 28 AAA DUR 25 21 16% 20% 0.80 76% .188 .095
2015 28 MAJ TB 108 97 7.4% 15.7% 0.47 82% .316 .072
2016 29 A+ CHA 16 15 6.3% 6.3% 1.00 93% .231 .266
2016 29 MAJ TB 225 200 9.3% 25.8% 0.36 71% .244 .150
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3-Year Averages     415 367 9.4% 19.3% 0.49 78% .301 .139
Career     2,351 2,076 9.3% 20.5% 0.46 77% .294 .148

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2016 Stat Review for Desmond Jennings    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.244 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.350 SLG
POOR
.150 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
9.3% BB Rate
GOOD
25.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.631 OPS
TERRIBLE
.281 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Desmond Jennings: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jennings was placed on the disabled list with a left knee contusion, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Jennings was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

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Jennings is in the lineup for Monday's contest against the Royals, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Jennings (hamstring) will be activated ahead of Monday's game, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Jennings (hamstring) is ready to come off the disabled list, but may not be activated until after the trade deadline, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Jennings (hamstring) went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and stolen base for High-A Charlotte on Saturday against Brevard County.

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Jennings (hamstring), who was scratched from Wednesday's game due to a stiff neck, has gone 1-for-6 with a walk and a run for High-A Charlotte over two subsequent contests.

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Jennings (hamstring) made his first rehab appearance for High-A Charlotte against Jupiter on Tuesday, going 1-for-4 as the DH.

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Jennings (hamstring) continues to engage in light running with High-A Charlotte, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Jennings is already 28 years old and fantasy players need to accept him for who he is rather than what he should have been. He has been a disappointment most every season, although he still gets drafted on his potential rather than his production each season. In 2014, Jennings played in just 123 games as knee soreness ended his season in late August. He came up in the minors with double-digit walk rates, but has done so in just one of the three seasons he has had in Tampa Bay. His stolen base attempts and totals have declined each of the previous three seasons and he has yet to eclipse 15 home runs in a season. Even though he has hit leadoff quite a bit, we are still waiting for the first 90-run season from him. Don't overpay for a level of production that Jennings seems incapable of reaching.

2014

Jennings entered 2013 with high expectations replacing B.J. Upton as the everyday center fielder for the Rays. While he did not take off into a game-changing player, his numbers were very similar to the previous season. He struggled against right-handed pitching, hitting just .231/.311/.386, which led to a platoon with David DeJesus toward the end of the season. He had career highs of 14 home runs and 54 RBI, but stole just 20 bases. He also mostly hit in the bottom half of the lineup which could have been a factor affecting some of his running opportunities. The Rays shuffle the lineup to play matchups, but Jennings is solid defensively, so he should remain the regular in center field with solid potential to develop offensively. He is a well-rounded player who can contribute some power and stolen bases.

2013

There were plenty of ups and downs for Jennings in 2012 during his first full season at the major league level. He was having a steady start to the season before a sprained knee led to him missing a month into early June. After struggling through the mid-summer, Jennings put together a strong August hitting .291/.354/.524 with four of his 13 home runs on the season coming in that month. He is a speedy, efficient baserunner as evidenced by his 31 stolen bases in 33 attempts. His problem was getting on base at the top of the order to have the opportunity (.314 OBP), and he will need to improve that to retain his spot leading off. With the departure of B.J. Upton via free agency, there is a possibility, given his strong defensive skills, he could shift over to center from left field. Jennings is a key part to the future of the Rays. From a fantasy standpoint, his speed is very valuable and he does have the potential to develop some power and improve his hitting atop the order.

2012

Many have criticized the Rays for waiting to bring up Jennings, which is somewhat unfair. The Rays have made it their policy to delay the arbitration clock of top prospects and a fractured index finger also delayed his arrival. When he was finally called up he hit the ground running with a 1.039 OPS in nine July games before continuing his hot streak with a 1.026 OPS in 108 August at-bats. The league seemed to catch up with Jennings in September, as the rookie only managed a .504 OPS for the month. He finished the regular season with 20 stolen bases for the Rays and his power finally developed as he hit 22 home runs between Durham and Tampa. Jennings is an excellent outfielder and is penciled in to start in left field, but could slide over to center if any of the B.J. Upton trade rumors ever come to fruition. His blend of speed and power makes him a very intriguing fantasy option and he should finally have steady at-bats in the majors batting leadoff for the Rays.

2011

Jennings enters the 2011 season penciled in as the replacement in left field for Carl Crawford. One of the best outfield prospects in baseball, Jennings owns a similar skill set to the player he's replacing. One of the fastest players in the minor leagues, Jennings has the potential to hit for a little pop while posting a solid batting average. He struggled out of the gate last year, likely due to suffering a wrist and then shoulder injury. After hitting just .244 between April and May, Jennings hit .353 in June once he was completely healthy. At this point, his greatest fantasy asset will be his speed, and he swiped 37 bags (90.2 percent success rate) at Triple-A Durham. It may take some time for his power to develop, but at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds he should be good for double-digit home runs in the near future. Don't be afraid to go the extra dollar (or round) to snag him in dynasty leagues, he projects to be an outstanding player.

2010

Finally healthy, Jennings put together a spectacular season on his way to being named the Rays' minor league player of the year. One of the top prospects in baseball, Jennings is a legitimate five-tool player. At Double-A Montgomery, he hit .314 with eight homers and had 36 stolen bases in only 379 at-bats. After his promotion to Triple-A, Durham he continued to rake, hitting .322 with three home runs and 15 stolen bases in 115 at-bats. His batting eye is outstanding; he drew 19 walks to only 15 strikeouts at Durham. He'll probably start the year at Durham, but it will be tough for manager Joe Maddon to ignore him if he picks up where he left off during spring training. Don't hesitate to use a top minor league pick on him or stash him on your bench if you have a spot available in a deeper league.

2009

Jennings underwent shoulder surgery in July and missed the rest of the regular season, but after returning for Arizona Fall League play (.231 in 12 games, one homer, 3-for-3 in steals), he's now proved he'll be healthy enough for spring training. Jennings is likely the Rays' best outfield prospect at the moment; he'll start 2009 at either High-A or Double-A.

2008

Jennings went on the DL in mid-August with a minor knee injury and missed the rest of the season, but he'll be ready for spring training. Jennings was considered by many as the top position player prospect in the South Atlantic League in 2007, so he's certainly high on the Rays' watch list. Tampa Bay has more than enough outfield depth at the major league level right now, so there's no need to rush Jennings; he'll go to High-A Vero Beach to start the 2008 season, with an ETA in the bigs no earlier than 2010. Still, this talent should be rostered in any serious dynasty league.