Desmond Jennings
CF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 10, #289, Tampa Bay Devil Rays | Itawamba CC
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 542 479 64 117 10 15 .244 .319 .378 .697
2015 108 97 9 26 1 5 .268 .324 .340 .664
2016 225 200 22 40 7 2 .200 .281 .350 .631
7 Seasons 2,351 2,076 311 508 55 95 .245 .322 .393 .715
AVG HR SB OPS
2014 .244 10 15 .697
2015 .268 1 5 .664
2016 .200 7 2 .631
7 Seasons .245 55 95 .715
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 418 82 1 1.2 0.9 86.8 109.3 2.1 24.4 .244 .320 .294 .285 .300 26.8 15.7 7.4
2016 29 893 144 7 4.9 3.1 87.0 108.4 11.1 27.8 .207 .336 .278 .281 .328 33.3 25.8 9.3
Player 1311 226 8 3.5 2.4 86.9 109.3 7.8 26.5 .219 .331 .283 .282 .318 31.0 22.5 8.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 57.3 12.2 23.2 7.3 35.4 46.3 15.9 2.4 50.0 17.1 22.0 6.1 1.2 0.9
2016 47.9 20.8 21.5 9.7 34.0 38.9 27.1 6.3 40.3 23.6 18.1 5.6 4.9 3.1
Player 51.3 17.7 22.1 8.8 34.5 41.6 23.0 4.9 43.8 21.2 19.5 5.8 3.5 2.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 26 118 -3 -1 1 1 -1
2011 299 1,253 -11 -1 12 7 7
2012 562 2,206 -13 -7 11 8 -2
2013 619 2,494 -15 -6 18 10 7
2014 542 2,158 -10 -13 13 9 -2
2015 107 414 -2 -7 2 2 -5
2016 225 893 -8 -10 4 3 -11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 418 53.4 63.8 85.1 22.3 65.1 45.4 23.1 44.3 18.9 7.2 73.3
2016 893 52.9 60.6 70.3 23.3 63.3 44.6 25.3 43.0 30.7 7.4 68.2
Player 1,311 53.0 61.6 75.2 23.0 63.8 44.8 24.6 43.4 26.9 7.3 69.8
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 70 69
2016 63 66
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.3 7 6.4 1 2 4 3 42.9
Player 22.3 7 6.4 1 2 4 3 42.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 6 6 7 7 5 6 6 5 7 6 8 7 6 6 7 4 6 6 7 6 5 8 7 6 6 7 9 7 6 6
Player 7 6 6 7 7 5 6 6 5 7 6 8 7 6 6 7 4 6 6 7 6 5 8 7 6 6 7 9 7 6 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.8 87.0 0.2
Launch Angle 2.1 11.1 9.0
Barrel % 1.2 4.9 3.7
Hard Hit % 26.8 33.3 6.5
Sweet Spot % 24.4 27.8 3.4
xBA .244 .207 -0.037
BA .268 .200 -0.068
xwOBA .285 .281 -0.004
wOBA .294 .278 -0.016
xSLG .320 .336 0.016
SLG .340 .350 0.010
K% 15.7 25.8 10.1
BB% 7.4 9.3 1.9
Swing % 44.3 43.0 -1.3
Whiff% 18.9 30.7 11.8
In Zone % 53.4 52.9 -0.5
Out of Zone % 46.6 47.1 0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 22.3 23.3 1.0
First Pitch Swing % 23.1 25.3 2.2
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 60.0 0.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 218 3 1.4 .277 .000
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 35 14.9 54.3% 5.7% 18 24.7 0.0% 11.1%
2011 446 15.3 45.1% 0.4% 179 21.7 3.9% 6.7%
2012 749 16.3 34.0% 0.4% 327 22.3 3.4% 9.5%
2013 847 16.1 34.0% 1.1% 396 22.6 1.3% 15.2%
2014 753 17.1 22.8% 0.9% 337 23.4 0.9% 11.3%
2015 117 18.1 32.5% 3.4% 86 24.2 9.3% 20.9%
2016 309 17.1 28.8% 3.9% 144 24.1 4.9% 18.8%
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