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Desmond JenningsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2010-2016
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
Futures Game

PositionsCF-631, LF-257, OF-166, RF-41, dh-8Position when DraftedCFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDesmond D. Jennings
Height6-2Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 30,1986 [31.295]PlaceBirmingham,Alabama
High SchoolPinson Valley (Pinson,AL)
CollegeItawamba Community College (Fulton,MS)

DraftedSelected by the Tampa Bay Rays [Team Picks] in the 10th round (289th overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 18th round (544th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$150,000Signing ScoutsRickey DrexlerService Time5.075 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-MLB-#59 ... 2008-TBA-#6 ... 2009-MLB-#80 ... 2009-TBA-#5 ... 2010-MLB-#6 ... 2010-TBA-#1 ... 2011-MLB-#22 ... 2011-TBA-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 1,2010 [23.306]
OrganizationsTBA [11] NYN [1] Awards10Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID54063Retrosheet IDjennd002MLBAM ID457775
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Itawamba Community CollegCollegeFrcf193597036913272640000000.371.371.577.948561397.351.206.433.4030.000.000.003.0932.3336.11
2006Princeton Devil RaysAppRktba-of19562134859101420325223964103.277.360.390.7508315246.322.113.343.3358.9415.851.771.6353.2525.42
2007Columbus CatfishSALAtba-of20993877512221593745154553122211.315.401.465.86618035448.346.150.344.38310.0411.831.182.0143.0028.69
2008Vero Beach Devil RaysFSLA+tba33of2124851722512652141602100.259.360.412.772358102.294.153.353.34413.7315.691.141.9642.5036.36
2009Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba15cf2210038369121258845375485250424.316.395.486.88118641440.346.170.379.38410.9111.821.081.8247.8833.88
2009Durham BullsILAAAtba4cf2232114233762317152191511203.325.419.491.9105611137.347.166.447.39913.8710.950.792.1938.0029.73
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1324979215831101162527676761627.318.401.487.88824252577.346.169.394.38711.6111.611.001.9145.1832.91
2010Durham BullsILAAAtba16cf2310939982111256336374476765118.278.362.393.75515734458.327.115.316.33910.2614.631.430.66133.0030.63
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27rf-cf231721541102222410000.190.292.333.6257224.235.143.238.2838.3316.672.000.000.0050.00
2011Durham BullsILAAAtba15cf248933868931931239171457894134.275.374.456.83015434397.325.181.361.36511.3419.651.733.0228.1736.56
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba8lf24632474464941025206315963011.259.356.449.80511123287.303.190.372.35510.8020.561.903.4824.7035.94
2012Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba-lf2513111000000000000.333.333.6671.000213.333.334.333.4190.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2012Durham BullsILAAAtba-lf25312120000000100000.167.167.167.3342012.182.000.000.1470.008.330.000.000.000.00
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         415231000000100000.200.200.267.4674115.214.067.067.2020.006.670.000.000.0033.33
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba8lf251325058512419713473124612056117.246.314.388.70219639563.298.142.291.3098.1721.312.612.3138.8531.45
2013Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba-cf2613110000100100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.333.2960.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2013Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba8cf261395278213331614542086411533506.252.334.414.74821851602.295.162.306.33010.6319.101.802.3337.6438.35
2014Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba8cf2712347964117302103615647108691010.244.319.378.69718142542.296.134.251.3138.6719.932.301.8547.9035.90
2015Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba14lf2827030001001100000.429.500.429.929308.500.000.143.41612.5012.501.000.000.000.00
2015Durham BullsILAAAtba13lf28721232000004500000.143.280.238.5185225.188.095.286.24616.0020.001.250.000.0066.67
2015Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         928262001005600000.214.333.286.6198233.273.072.250.28715.1518.181.200.000.0033.33
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba8lf28289792621175381710202.268.324.340.664334108.309.072.175.2947.4115.742.130.9397.0015.38
2016Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba4o29415241012101100001.267.313.533.8468216.231.266.400.3576.256.251.006.2515.0050.00
2016Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba8lf296520022407172020215821104.200.281.350.6317015225.243.150.265.2789.3325.782.763.1128.5737.50
2017Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAnyn8cf305520732495482533204300224.237.301.415.7168617229.259.178.275.3038.7318.782.153.4925.8834.69
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter56720763115089922551919527219481242210230.245.322.393.7158161762351.292.148.287.0009.3220.462.202.3437.7534.65
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter5822187421628120305022819337266372391814928.287.372.438.8109582002524.325.151.344.00010.5414.741.401.9843.7431.85
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2951091208295571526117721013520916106619.270.357.422.779460981258.312.152.332.00010.7316.611.552.0741.9633.22
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10038369121258845375485250424.316.395.486.88118641440.346.170.379.00010.9111.821.081.8247.8833.88
A+ Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter321132131713972161902101.274.362.434.7964911132.304.160.345.00012.1214.391.192.2737.6735.48
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter993877512221593745154553122211.315.401.465.86618035448.346.150.344.00010.0411.831.182.0143.0028.69
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter562134859101420325223964103.277.360.390.7508315246.322.113.343.0008.9415.851.771.6353.2525.42
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3597036913272640000000.371.371.577.948561397.351.206.433.0000.000.000.003.0932.3336.11
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter56720763115089922551919527219481242210230.245.322.393.7158161762351.292.148.287.0009.3220.462.202.3437.7534.65
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625938914528616552786313776319.245.322.393.71523350672.292.148.287.0009.3220.462.202.3437.7534.65
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626091171753381463541074104115438.287.372.438.81026756703.325.151.344.00010.5414.741.401.9843.7431.85

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2006Princeton Devil Rays AppRktba19OF54--11212-115113.9832.09------5696.484.4
2007Columbus Catfish SALAtba20OF88--188524195193.9902.19------9988.965.2
2008Vero Beach Devil Rays FSLA+tba21OF24--7011-7271.9862.96------24100.017.8
2009Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba22CF86--23941-244243.9962.83------10086.061.9
2009Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba22RF6--19---19191.0003.17------1006.04.3
2009Durham Bulls ILAAAtba22CF27--56-2-5856.9662.07------3284.418.8
2009Durham Bulls ILAAAtba22LF3--5---551.0001.67------329.42.1
2010Durham Bulls ILAAAtba23CF90--22142-227225.9912.50------10982.662.9
2010Durham Bulls ILAAAtba23LF8--9-1-109.9001.13------1097.35.6
2010Durham Bulls ILAAAtba23RF8--19---19191.0002.38------1097.35.6
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba23RF52233---331.0000.600.13-----1729.43.1
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba23CF411610---10101.0002.500.63-----1723.52.5
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba23LF22155---551.0002.500.33-----1711.81.2
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24CF65--1613-11641641.0002.52------8973.045.8
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24RF15--241-125251.0001.67------8916.910.6
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24LF4--8---881.0002.00------894.52.8
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba24LF535346710031-104103.9901.940.22-----6384.132.7
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba24CF876418---18181.0002.250.28-----6312.74.9
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba24RF1-1-------------631.60.6
2012Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba25LF1--2---221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2012Durham Bulls ILAAAtba25LF2--3---331.0001.50------366.71.4
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25LF1111059321744--1781781.0001.600.19-----13284.168.5
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25CF211816245---45451.0002.140.28-----13215.913.0
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25RF1161---111.0001.000.17-----1320.80.6
2013Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba26CF1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.8
2013Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26CF1361321188320232325322.9912.370.27-----13997.883.4
2013Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26DH1---------------1390.70.6
2014Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27CF11811510333072--3093091.0002.620.30-----12395.972.8
2014Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27DH3---------------1232.41.9
2015Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba28LF2--41--551.0002.50------2100.01.5
2015Durham Bulls ILAAAtba28LF4--1---111.0000.25------757.12.8
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28LF2119164353--38381.0001.810.23-----2875.013.0
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28CF1076115---15151.0001.500.25-----2835.76.2
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28DH1---------------283.60.6
2016Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba29LF2--4-1-54.8002.00------450.01.5
2016Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29LF3328256552-157571.0001.730.22-----6550.820.4
2016Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29CF30262295712-6058.9671.930.25-----6546.218.5
2016Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29DH2---------------653.11.2
2017Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn30CF35--813--84841.0002.40------5563.624.6
2017Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn30LF11--201--21211.0001.91------5520.07.7
2017Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn30RF5--91--10101.0002.00------559.13.5
MLB Totals for CF - 7 season(s)-   CF3273062753772552782777.9942.380.28-----3270.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF22020718343691211382381.9971.730.21-----2200.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF73304---441.0000.570.13-----70.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH7---------------70.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 4 season(s)-   CF217--5191041533529.9922.44------2170.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 6 season(s)-   LF32--4611-4847.9791.47------320.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF28--522-154541.0001.93------280.00.0
AA Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF86--23941-244243.9962.83------860.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF6--19---19191.0003.17------60.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF24--7011-7271.9862.96------240.00.0
A+ Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF5--1011-1211.9172.20------50.00.0
A+ Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF88--188524195193.9902.19------880.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF54--11212-115113.9832.09------540.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2006Princeton Devil Rays AppRktba19---------54-
2007Columbus Catfish SALAtba20---------88-
2008Vero Beach Devil Rays FSLA+tba21---------24-
2009Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba22-------866--
2009Durham Bulls ILAAAtba22------327---
2010Durham Bulls ILAAAtba23------8908--
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba23------245--
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24------46515--
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba24------5381--
2012Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba25------1----
2012Durham Bulls ILAAAtba25------2----
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25------111211--
2013Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba26-------1---
2013Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26-------136--1
2014Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27-------118--3
2015Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba28------2----
2015Durham Bulls ILAAAtba28------4----
2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28------2110--1
2016Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba29------2----
2016Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29------3330--2
2017Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn30------11355--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor2112397920173041000000.231.302.359.66114343.286.128.3089.3023.262.502.3339.0033.33
2010Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB2335131000010110000.600.667.8001.467416.750.200.0000.0016.670.000.000.0033.33
2010Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB2322100000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2011Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB241526740002106700100.154.303.154.4574033.200.000.26918.1821.211.170.000.000.00
2011Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB24415351022003100000.333.444.8001.24412318.250.467.66716.675.560.3311.117.5060.00
2012Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB2516494161037424801000.327.377.531.90826454.342.204.3277.4114.812.005.5616.3325.00
2013Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB26226114214005709811000.344.437.410.84725472.396.066.32812.5011.110.890.000.0019.05
2013Tampa Bay RaysWild CardMLB2613021002000000000.667.6671.0001.667313.667.333.3330.000.000.000.000.0050.00
2013Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB26413130000102300000.231.333.231.5643015.300.000.23113.3320.001.500.000.000.00
2014Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB2716447175017504600000.386.438.5681.00625648.432.182.3868.3312.501.502.0844.0035.29
2015Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB2818467203013204900100.435.471.5651.03626451.514.130.2617.8417.652.251.9646.0020.00
2016Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB291432697018102600101.281.314.594.90819835.308.313.4065.7117.143.002.8632.0088.89
2017Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB301841681129205920201.195.300.415.71517450.188.220.39010.0018.001.804.0020.5050.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs12397920173041000000.231.302.359.66114343.286.128.3089.3023.262.502.3339.0033.33
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs1223045298221841223345442502.322.392.480.87214631349.364.158.3329.7415.471.592.2938.0031.63
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 1 yrs13021002000000000.667.6671.0001.667313.667.333.3330.000.000.000.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs1030581022105500000.267.371.500.87115335.261.233.43314.2914.291.005.7115.0037.50

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2007Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (OF) ... South Atlantic League All-Star Team (OF)2
2009Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF) ... Double-A All-Star (OF) ... Southern League All-Star (OF) ... Southern League Most Valuable Player ... Tampa Bay Devil Rays Minor League Player of the Year5
2011MLB All-Rookie Team (OF) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (Baseball America) (OF)2
2014American League Player of the Week (April 28-May 4)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-06-16LFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Mets30.229  
2017-04-05LFNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract30.157Team Roster on 2017-04-05
2017-03-31LFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Reds30.152  
2017-02-08LFCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract30.101Team Roster on 2017-02-08
2016-08-28LFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentActivated from DL and released29.302  
2016-08-06LFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left knee contusion29.280Team Roster on 2016-08-06
2016-08-01LFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.275Team Roster on 2016-08-01
2016-07-05LFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left hamstring strain29.248Team Roster on 2016-07-05
2016-01-15LFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($3.3m) [Avoids Arbitration]29.077Team Roster on 2016-01-15
2015-10-22LFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.357Team Roster on 2015-10-22
2015-08-28LFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Bruised left knee28.302Team Roster on 2015-08-28
2015-08-15LFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.289Team Roster on 2015-08-15
2015-06-29cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL28.242Team Roster on 2015-06-29
2015-05-04cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left knee bursitis28.186Team Roster on 2015-05-04
2015-01-17cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($3.1m) Avoids arbitration28.079Team Roster on 2015-01-17
2014-05-20cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from Bereavement list27.202Team Roster on 2014-05-20
2014-05-17cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on Bereavement27.199Team Roster on 2014-05-17
2013-08-19cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL26.293Team Roster on 2013-08-19
2013-08-18cfTampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Charlotte (A+) for rehab26.292Team Roster on 2013-08-18
2013-08-06cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Fractured left middle finger [Sliding]26.280Team Roster on 2013-08-06
2012-06-05cfTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL25.218Team Roster on 2012-06-05
2012-05-14OFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained left knee25.196Team Roster on 2012-05-14
2012-05-08OFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActive--25.190Team Roster on 2012-05-08
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2006Tampa Bay Rays-19150,000-------150,000Signing Bonus out of 2006 Draft (10th round - 289th overall)
2010Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll23400,000-75736-2,812,412400,000550,000
2011Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll24414,000-78937-2,722,607414,000964,000
2012Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll25486,900-64325292,954,887480,0001,450,900
2013Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll26501,800-61024333,023,990490,0001,952,700
2014Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll27517,000-56320383,256,497500,0002,469,700
2015Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll283,100,0004.1013098663,571,283507,5005,569,7002015-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($3.1m) Avoids arbitration
2016Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll293,300,0005.0753078673,498,245507,5008,869,7002016-01-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($3.3m) [Avoids Arbitration]
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red