Latest Update Desmond Jennings doubles in two runs Mon Jul, 28, 08:24 AM
Has great speed and is also a solid hitter with good gap power. Displays some patience at the dish. Can also run down a ton of fly balls in the outfield. Is an adept base-stealer.
Flaws: : Doesn't have a great amount of home-run power, and he strikes out a bit too much for a top-of-the-order hitter. Therefore, he must learn where he profiles best in the lineup.
We're all still waiting for that big breakout season from Jennings and based on the erratic play this season, it looks like we'll have to continue waiting. Sure, he can come down with a decent game like this one, but there's little or no consistency there. His home run two games ago was his first in a 12-game span and this was his first stolen base since June 8. Yeah, you read that right...June 8. Th e.246 average is doing nothing for his owners either and while there's still some time to help turn the season around, you really can't trust that it will really happen.Analyst: Howard Bender
Jennings is now 6-for-18 with two extra-base hits, two RBI and five runs scored over his last four games, as he continues to try and bounce back from a rough first half. He is now slashing .249/.337/ 398 with nine home runs, 26 RBI and 12 steals, which is sub-par by all means, but if able to build off of his recent run he makes for a solid buy-low candidate for the stretch run. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Jennings continues to be bothered by the knee problem and will miss his second-consecutive game. He says that he will be ready to return to the lineup Friday following the All Star break. Kevin Kiermaier stays in center field with Brandon Guyer taking over in left.Analyst: Howard Bender
If that's the case, then there's a chance we could see him in center field Sunday. Of course, with the Rays easing their way out of contention, the team may just resign to keeping everyone healthy and hold Jennings out for the final game before the break.Analyst: Howard Bender