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Desmond Jennings

Desmond Delane Jennings (twitter: @d_jennings8)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: October 30, 1986 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Pinson Valley HS (Pinson, AL)
School: Itawamba Community College (Fulton, MS)
Drafted
by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 10th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 2010 (Age 23.306, 17,431st in MLB history)   vs. TOR 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Rays 2010-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed, 1 yr/$3.1M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.101, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Boras Corporation [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 23 TBR AL 17 24 21 5 4 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 4 .190 .292 .333 .625 74 7 0 1 0 0 0 /98D7
2011 24 TBR AL 63 287 247 44 64 9 4 10 25 20 6 31 59 .259 .356 .449 .805 127 111 1 6 3 0 1 7/8D9 RoY-7
2012 25 TBR AL 132 563 505 85 124 19 7 13 47 31 2 46 120 .246 .314 .388 .702 96 196 7 5 6 1 1 *78/9
2013 26 TBR AL 139 602 527 82 133 31 6 14 54 20 8 64 115 .252 .334 .414 .748 109 218 6 3 3 5 0 *8/D
2014 27 TBR AL 123 542 479 64 117 30 2 10 36 15 6 47 108 .244 .319 .378 .697 100 181 10 6 9 1 0 *8/D
2015 28 TBR AL 28 108 97 9 26 2 1 1 7 5 3 8 17 .268 .324 .340 .664 87 33 2 1 0 2 0 78/D
6 Yrs 502 2126 1876 289 468 92 21 48 171 93 27 198 423 .249 .327 .398 .724 104 746 26 22 21 9 2
162 Game Avg. 162 686 605 93 151 30 7 15 55 30 9 64 137 .249 .327 .398 .724 104 241 8 7 7 3 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 23 TBR AL 17 24 -1 -0 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .496 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /98D7
2011 24 TBR AL 63 287 10 3 1 2 -2 13 1.4 10 23 2.3 .522 .508 2.2 -0.0 21 7/8D9 RoY-7
2012 25 TBR AL 132 563 -1 7 1 9 -4 11 1.2 21 32 3.3 .509 .507 2.4 0.5 23 $486,900 *78/9
2013 26 TBR AL 139 602 8 1 0 -6 3 6 0.9 21 27 2.9 .505 .504 3.4 -0.2 33 $501,800 *8/D
2014 27 TBR AL 123 542 1 4 -0 4 2 11 1.4 19 30 3.2 .510 .507 2.7 0.9 26 $517,000 *8/D
2015 28 TBR AL 28 108 -2 -0 1 1 -1 -0 -0.0 4 3 0.3 .498 .500 0.2 0.1 2 $3,100,000 78/D
6 Seasons 502 2126 15 14 3 11 -2 40 4.8 76 116 12.1 .509 .506 10.8 1.3 105 $4,605,700

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 23 TBR AL 24 19 2 2.8 96 .235 .190 .254 .292 .321 .333 .399 .625 .720 74 .282 -0.8 -0.1 .526 .238 .143 .0
2011 24 TBR AL 287 193 43 6.0 93 .303 .259 .250 .356 .314 .449 .396 .805 .710 127 .616 9.4 0.9 .853 .372 .190 13.3
2012 25 TBR AL 563 397 67 4.5 94 .298 .246 .250 .314 .314 .388 .403 .702 .717 96 .494 -2.8 -0.3 .708 .291 .143 18.3
2013 26 TBR AL 602 416 77 5.0 95 .295 .252 .253 .334 .317 .414 .400 .748 .717 109 .541 7.5 0.8 .728 .306 .161 16.5
2014 27 TBR AL 542 388 59 4.1 90 .296 .244 .250 .319 .313 .378 .386 .697 .699 100 .475 0.8 0.1 .643 .251 .134 12.0
2015 28 TBR AL 108 78 11 3.8 96 .309 .268 .254 .324 .314 .340 .407 .664 .721 87 .422 -1.6 -0.2 .579 .175 .072 1.7
6 Yrs 2126 1491 259 4.7 93 .297 .249 .251 .327 .315 .398 .397 .724 .712 104 .516 12.6 1.2 .706 .289 .148 63.3
162 Game Avg. 686 481 84 4.7 93 .297 .249 .251 .327 .315 .398 .397 .724 .712 104 .516 4 0 .706 .289 .148 20

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 4 18 15 3 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 .333 .444 .800 1.244 12 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 TBR AL ALWC CLE W 1 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 TBR AL ALDS BOS L 4 15 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 .231 .333 .231 .564 3 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 11 38 33 5 10 2 0 2 4 1 0 5 5 .303 .395 .545 .940 18 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 3 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALDS 10 35 30 5 8 1 0 2 2 1 0 5 5 .267 .371 .500 .871 15 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 23 TBR AL 24 0.0% 16.7% 8.3% 8.3% 50% 2.00 5.3 10.5 0.70 0.86 71% 18% 0.0% 20%
2011 24 TBR AL 287 3.5% 20.6% 10.8% 8.0% 36% 1.90 4.2 24.7 9.9 0.88 1.12 62% 16% 11.6% 11%
2012 25 TBR AL 563 2.3% 21.3% 8.2% 6.9% 32% 2.61 4.2 38.8 10.7 0.74 0.88 66% 17% 7.4% 19%
2013 26 TBR AL 602 2.3% 19.1% 10.6% 8.5% 38% 1.80 4.6 37.6 9.8 0.89 1.15 67% 20% 7.7% 16%
2014 27 TBR AL 542 1.9% 19.9% 8.7% 7.8% 36% 2.30 4.4 47.9 13.3 0.98 1.32 67% 19% 6.5% 15%
2015 28 TBR AL 108 0.9% 15.7% 7.4% 3.7% 15% 2.13 5.7 97.0 13.9 1.34 2.05 75% 23% 3.2% 11%
6 Yrs 2126 2.3% 19.9% 9.3% 7.6% 34% 2.14 4.4 39.1 11.0 0.89 1.14 67% 19% 7.5% 16%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.5% 8.0% 7.5% 33% 2.45 4.6 35.8 8.4 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 23 TBR AL -0.8 -0.1 29 0.1 0.6 -0.5 1.24 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 1.08 -0.9 0.17 1
2011 24 TBR AL 9.4 0.9 322 2.3 6.3 -4.0 .91 1.2 1.3 11.6 1.2 0.96 11.7 2.59 2
2012 25 TBR AL -2.8 -0.3 604 -0.2 9.6 -9.8 1.01 -0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.96 -4.0 2.48 5
2013 26 TBR AL 8.3 0.8 644 0.8 10.9 -10.1 .97 0.9 -0.0 5.3 0.5 0.94 8.2 0.69 3
2014 27 TBR AL 0.8 0.1 574 -0.9 9.1 -10.0 1.04 -0.1 -0.8 -4.1 -0.4 0.94 -1.4 1.82 2
2015 28 TBR AL -1.6 -0.2 117 -0.5 1.7 -2.2 1.17 0.1 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5 1.02 -1.6 3.67 0
6 Yrs 13.3 1.3 2290 1.6 38.1 -36.5 1.00 1.8 -0.2 8.5 0.8 0.95 12.0 1.80 13

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 23 TBR AL 0 0 33% 16 2 2 50% 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100% 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 TBR AL 2 0 37% 100 20 6 77% 17 5 3 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 2 1 0 12 50% 8 6 2 4 1 3 4 1 3
2012 25 TBR AL 5 0 44% 200 31 2 94% 26 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 17 63% 14 8 6 7 1 6 17 5 12
2013 26 TBR AL 6 0 36% 207 20 8 71% 17 7 3 1 0 0 6 2 4 0 1 1 2 21 54% 19 10 8 12 5 7 21 8 13
2014 27 TBR AL 5 0 34% 200 15 6 71% 12 5 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 19 61% 20 10 10 9 4 5 17 4 13
2015 28 TBR AL 1 0 24% 46 5 3 63% 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 33% 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
6 Yrs 19 0 37% 769 93 27 78% 76 23 16 3 1 1 10 5 14 2 5 3 4 75 58% 68 38 29 32 11 21 60 18 42

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 23 TBR AL 24 50% 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.17 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 0 0 15 2 13% 2 2 100% 0 0 0
2011 24 TBR AL 287 31% 64 10 4 2 1 0 1 2.59 10 0 6 8 2 3 7 0 7 3 43% 41 1 2% 23 7 30% 130 15 12% 13 6 46% 10 3 30% 0
2012 25 TBR AL 563 26% 124 14 2 5 1 0 0 2.48 13 0 16 11 2 9 4 0 11 6 55% 79 7 9% 39 16 41% 292 35 12% 22 11 50% 22 14 64% 0
2013 26 TBR AL 602 32% 133 16 5 3 2 0 0 0.69 14 0 11 10 4 6 8 0 4 3 75% 77 6 8% 39 14 36% 302 43 14% 21 12 57% 9 6 67% 0
2014 27 TBR AL 542 25% 117 19 3 2 1 0 1 1.82 10 0 11 5 5 2 8 0 13 9 69% 83 10 12% 42 12 29% 272 29 11% 21 9 43% 15 9 60% 0
2015 28 TBR AL 108 26% 26 3 0 0 0 0 1 3.67 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 2 9% 15 6 40% 71 7 10% 7 4 57% 6 3 50% 0
6 Yrs 2126 28% 468 62 14 13 6 0 4 1.80 48 0 51 35 13 20 28 0 35 21 60% 307 26 8% 158 55 35% 1082 131 12% 86 44 51% 62 35 56% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 23 TBR AL 25 110 4.40 66 60.0% 30.3% 10.6% 33.3% 25.8% 69.7% 0.0% 41.8% 84.8% 40.0% 8.0% 2 0 16.0% 4 1 12.0% 3 1 1 3 25.0% 0 0 0
2011 24 TBR AL 287 1186 4.13 716 60.4% 37.8% 14.2% 21.2% 26.7% 62.2% 0.2% 37.6% 77.1% 17.1% 7.0% 20 0 15.3% 44 11 10.1% 29 13 16 43 27.1% 0 0 0
2012 25 TBR AL 563 2213 3.93 1419 64.2% 32.1% 14.6% 25.7% 27.6% 67.9% 0.3% 43.6% 78.5% 26.6% 3.7% 21 0 11.7% 66 28 10.5% 59 38 28 91 23.3% 0 0 0
2013 26 TBR AL 603 2428 4.03 1490 61.4% 32.4% 15.8% 23.6% 28.2% 67.6% 0.0% 41.5% 76.6% 22.6% 5.5% 33 1 17.4% 105 35 12.9% 78 37 20 95 17.4% 0 0 0
2014 27 TBR AL 543 2160 3.98 1356 62.8% 32.6% 14.2% 25.1% 28.1% 67.4% 0.0% 42.3% 78.9% 22.1% 5.2% 28 0 13.1% 71 24 8.3% 45 22 28 80 25.9% 0 0 0
2015 28 TBR AL 108 418 3.87 260 62.2% 28.8% 13.5% 26.2% 31.5% 71.2% 0.0% 44.3% 81.1% 23.1% 1.9% 2 0 14.8% 16 9 4.6% 5 4 4 13 23.5% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2129 8515 4.00 5307 62.3% 32.9% 14.7% 24.5% 27.9% 67.1% 0.1% 41.8% 78.1% 23.0% 5.0% 106 1 14.4% 306 108 10.3% 219 115 97 325 22.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.8% 27.6% 15.8% 27.1% 29.5% 72.4% 1.5% 46.2% 78.2% 27.0% 4.6% 13.9% 8.4% 24.1%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 17 24 21 5 4 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 4 .190 .292 .333 .625 74 7 0 1 0 0 0
2011 24 80 311 268 49 68 10 5 10 27 22 8 33 63 .254 .351 .440 .791 123 118 1 7 3 0 1
2012 25 212 874 773 134 192 29 12 23 74 53 10 79 183 .248 .327 .406 .733 106 314 8 12 9 1 2
2013 26 351 1476 1300 216 325 60 18 37 128 73 18 143 298 .250 .330 .409 .739 107 532 14 15 12 6 2
2014 27 474 2018 1779 280 442 90 20 47 164 88 24 190 406 .248 .327 .401 .728 105 713 24 21 21 7 2
2015 28 502 2126 1876 289 468 92 21 48 171 93 27 198 423 .249 .327 .398 .724 104 746 26 22 21 9 2

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 23 17 24 21 5 4 1 1 0 2 2 2 4 .190 .292 .333 .625 2 17
2011 24 63 294 252 50 69 10 4 11 28 22 33 59 .274 .371 .476 .847 43 63
2012 25 132 574 513 94 132 20 7 14 52 33 49 120 .257 .327 .405 .733 67 132
2013 26 139 617 537 93 143 33 6 15 61 22 69 115 .266 .350 .434 .784 82 139
2014 27 123 558 490 75 128 33 2 11 42 16 51 108 .261 .339 .404 .743 66 123
2015 28 28 111 99 10 28 2 1 1 8 5 9 17 .283 .342 .354 .696 12 28
6 Yrs 502 2178 1912 327 504 99 21 52 193 100 213 423 .264 .343 .419 .762 272 502
162 Game Avg. 162 703 617 106 163 32 7 17 62 32 69 137 .264 .343 .419 .762 88 502



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2014 May 4th AL Player of the Week

Triples s c a p y
2012 AL  7 (6th)
2013 AL  6 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2012 AL  31 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  9 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2013 AL  8 (7th)

SB % s c a p y
2012 AL  93.94 (4th)
Active  77.50 (43rd)
Career  77.50 (99th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 AL  18.3 (10th)
2013 AL  16.5 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1916), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1995), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (214th), 12.1 career WAR/12.1 7yr-peak WAR/12.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.0 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Desmond Delane Desmond Jennings

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