If hitting for power never becomes part of his skill set, though, Jennings still projects to be an above-average leadoff hitter who offers plus defense at a premium position. If the scouting reports are accurate, the runs he'll save with his glove alone will make him a valuable commodity.Best of luck to Tyler in the contest.
Jennings has little left to prove at Montgomery (see chart below), so expect him to jump a level come mid-summer. And if he keeps producing, the organization may have to make a decision on their outfield status for 2010: Carl Crawford, a tremendous left-field asset when factoring in defense, is due to make $11.25M if his option is picked up, recently promoted Matt Joyce has produced at Triple-A, and Fernando Perez will return from injury. Plus, incumbent center fielder B.J. Upton is expected to get expensive going year-to-year until free agency.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Tyler Hissey On Desmond Jennings
Tyler Hissey's latest article in the Baseball Prospectus Idol contest focused on two prospects, Montgomery Biscuits CF Desmond Jennings and Mike Stanton of the Marlins organization. Here's a little of what Tyler wrote about Jennings:
-- By Doug at 10:07 AM