Eric Jenkins

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a $2 million contract with the Rangers in June of 2015. Released by the Rangers in June of 2020.
Promoted to High-A
OFTexas Rangers  
May 10, 2018
Jenkins was promoted to High-A Down East, Mark Parker of the Hickory Record reports.
The 21-year-old Jenkins showed improvement at the plate during his third tour at Low-A Hickory, batting .291 while leading the South Atlantic League with 16 steals. He's got the wheels that will play in the majors, but questions linger about his hit tool. After more than 950 plate appearances at that level, a promotion to High-A seemed overdue.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Eric Jenkins See More
Farm Futures: Road Trip Report
July 19, 2017
James Anderson caught a few minor-league games last week and got a first-hand look at a number of top prospects, including impressive Braves hurler Mike Soroka.
Regan's Rumblings: Exploring Additional Prospects
March 22, 2017
Dave Regan contributes his weekly rumblings again with the season a few weeks away, breaking down a crop of lesser-known prospects that could make an impact in the next year or two.
Farm Futures: South Atlantic League Hitters Roundup
June 22, 2016
James Anderson resumes his tour of the minor leagues and focuses on the elite hitting talent in the Sally League, including Nationals prospect Victor Robles.
Farm Futures: AL West Top 10s
Farm Futures: AL West Top 10s
February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016
James Anderson highlights the disparity in the farm systems of the AL West, from the threadbare Angels' list to a Rangers' top 10 in which slugger Joey Gallo can't even land the number one spot
Past Fantasy Outlooks
A high school bat drafted out of North Carolina in the second round of the 2015 draft, the Rangers threw Jenkins right into the fire in 2016. The teenager played 126 games for Low-A Hickory. Though he batted just .220, there are plenty of positive takeaways for Jenkins, who remains largely projection and potential at this time. He stole 51 bases (on 66 attempts) to lead the South Atlantic League. Jenkins also managed to hit eight home runs, but power is not expected to be a major part of his game when he reaches the majors. He fanned 157 times over those 126 games, and while those struggles are not uncommon for a hitter coming straight out of high school, questions about his hit tool were the reason he fell to the second round. Jenkins also managed to draw 40 walks, so the makings of a solid approach are there. His plus-plus wheels are the main selling point for dynasty league owners, but his bat will need to improve in order for him to profile as an everyday player.
The 45th overall pick in the 2015 draft wasted no time showing off his speed on the basepaths in his professional debut last season. Jenkins was successful on 28 of his 31 attempts in just 56 games between rookie ball and Low-A Hickory after signing last summer. While he hit .262 in his first taste of professional ball, a strong approach led to a quality .348 OBP, allowing him plenty of opportunities to run. He hit five doubles and a whopping six triples in his brief debut, but true to the scouting report, there was no over-the-fence power to speak of. At 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, Jenkins is unlikely to ever develop much pop, so this is a speed-only outfielder in the Ben Revere mold. Look for him to begin his age-19 season back at Hickory, and if he can continue to get on-base at a solid clip then Jenkins could receive a late-season promotion to High-A, which would suggest a big league ETA in 2019.
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Returns to action
OFTexas Rangers  
April 26, 2017
Jenkins (hamstring) made his season debut for Low-A Hickory on Tuesday, going 1-for-3 against Rome.
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Out three weeks with strained hamstring
OFTexas Rangers  
April 5, 2017
Jenkins strained a hamstring during spring training and will miss about three weeks before reporting to Low-A Hickory,'s Jim Callis reports.
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OFTexas Rangers  
June 15, 2015
Jenkins signed a contract with the Rangers on Monday that includes a $2 million signing bonus,'s Jim Callis reports.
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OFTexas Rangers  
June 8, 2015
The Rangers have selected Jenkins with the 45th overall pick in the 2015 first-year player draft.
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