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8 Desmond Jennings CF

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
58%23%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
47910.244366415
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014TB12347964117103647108156.319.378.244

Player Updates

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Rays' Cash: Desmond Jennings could be pushed down in the lineup
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rays manager Kevin Cash hinted at the idea of moving outfielder Desmond Jennings away from the leadoff spot this season, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

When asked about Jennings, Cash noted that he'd like to remove him from "leadoff mentality," noting that he may hit him fifth or sixth in the order. This may not be the only change for Jenning this season. On Tuesday Jennings showed up to camp noticeably lighter, and told reporters he's fine with splitting time between center and left field this season, with Kevin Kiermaier slotted at center.

The 28-year-old Jennings hit .273/.385/.364 in just 14 plate appearances at the No. 5 spot, and .321/.377/.464 in 61 plate appearance at the No. 6 spot in the order last season.

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Rays' Desmond Jennings open to split playing time between CF, LF
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Desmond Jennings told the Rays he's fine with splitting time between center and left field, with Kevin Kiermaier playing center, according to the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday.

Jennings, who dealt with a bruised left knee last season, showed up to camp noticeably lighter, but wouldn't reveal how many pounds he shed in the offseason.

"It's a secret," Jennings said, MLB.com. "Can't let you know my secrets. ... I've been training. I've been hitting. Working hard the whole offseason. Trying to figure out a way to stay on the field for a full season. Do what I can to get better and to help this team."

Jennings was limited to 123 games due to a knee injury in 2014. He hit .244/.319/.378 with 10 home runs, 30 doubles, 36 RBI and 15 stolen bases over 542 plate appearances. He told reporters that with his lighter frame, he plans to run more this season.

"I wanted to run more last year," said Jennings, who missed the last month of the season due to a bruised left knee. "It just got to a point where I really couldn't. I want to run every time, so we'll see.

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Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) back at 100 percent
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has been working out at Tropicana Field, and told reporters on Monday that his left knee at 100 percent, per the Tampa Bay Times.

"One hundred percent, and ready to play some baseball," Jennings said. "I feel good."

Jennings injured his knee before the All-Star break, and was never the same the rest of the way in 2014. As a result, he was held out of the lineup for good on Aug. 29, limiting him to 123 games last season. He has yet to play more than 139 games. He hit .244/.319/.378 with 10 home runs, 30 doubles, 36 RBI and 15 stolen bases over 542 plate appearances -- his lowest numbers of his three full seasons in the majors.

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Rays OF Desmond Jennings avoids arbitration
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Rays have avoided arbitration with center fielder Desmond Jennings on Friday, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Both sides agreed to $3.1 million for 2015. He will also receive $25,000 for 550 plate appearances.

Jennings was limited to 123 games due to a knee injury in 2014. He hit .244/.319/.378 with 10 home runs, 30 doubles, 36 RBI and 15 stolen bases over 542 plate appearances.

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Rays' Silverman: Desmond Jennings is 'a big part of our plans'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Rays outfielders Matt Joyce, David DeJesus and Wil Myers have all been linked to trade rumors, it seems even if the Rays received calls about center fielder Desmond Jennings, there wouldn't be much interest to deal the 28-year-old outfielder.

"(Jennings is) an incredibly valuable player all around, and there's a reason why he's a mainstay in our lineup and a big part of our plans," Rays baseball operations president Matt Silverman said, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings was limited to 123 games due to injury in 2014. He hit .244 with 10 home runs, 30 doubles, 36 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Center Fielders 15 35 46.95
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland510 .500 .200 .200
vs House (Career)000000
vs LHP117315 .346 .487 .265
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/21DET3000000
8/22@TOR5120110
8/23@TOR5010000
8/24@TOR5010000
8/26@BAL5020000
8/27@BAL4010000
8/28@BAL4120000
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@Miami
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@Miami
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NYY
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Fantasy Points by Week
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38

9

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13

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17

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29

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010TB172154022422 .292 .333 .190
2011TB63247446410253159206 .356 .449 .259
2012TB13250585124134746120312 .314 .388 .246
2013TB13952782133145464115208 .334 .414 .252
2014TB12347964117103647108156 .319 .378 .244
Total 4741779280442471641904068824 .327 .401 .248
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010TBOF10518180001.000
2011TBOF6060122118310 .992
2012TBOF1291242242204001.000
2013TBOF136132325320232 .991
2014TBOF1181153093072001.000
Total  4534369989831142 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010TB11700100
2011TB9411103611
2012TB19719616517
2013TB31621853306
2014TB302181196010
Total 902071372121224
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010TB2210000100 .000 .000 .000
2011TB41535223100 .444 .800 .333
2013TB51615022310 .389 .375 .313
Total 1133510245510 .395 .545 .303
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006 R-Princeton5621348591014202239325 .360 .390 .277
2007 A-Columbus993877512221593745534515 .401 .465 .315
2008 A-Vero Beach248517225126141652 .360 .412 .259
2009AA-Montgomery100383691212588454852375 .395 .486 .316
2009AAA-Durham321142337623171915152 .419 .491 .325
2010AAA-Durham Bulls109399821112563364767374 .362 .393 .278
2011AAA-Durham Bulls89338689319312394578171 .374 .456 .275
2012AAA-Durham Bulls312120000--100 .167 .167 .167
2012AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab13111000----00 .333 .667 .333
2013AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab13110000--110 .333 .333 .333
Total 5141937385569112264120024032218934 .374 .442 .294
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
10/30/1986
Age:
28
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:
Itawamba CC MS
MLB Experience:
5
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