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Sports Illustrated has its eyes on Desmond Jennings



jennings.Sports Illustrated has come out baseball's September call-ups to watch and Rays prospect Desmond Jennings made the list. About Jennings, Sports Illustrated baseball writer Joe Lemire writes:

Long considered the heir apparent to free-agent-to-be Carl Crawford, Jennings may get a bit role this September. Tampa Bay's recent acquisition of Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe likely cut into the at-bats Jennings will get, but the speedster could serve as a defensive replacement and pinch runner, similar to what outfielder Fernando Perez did with the Rays during their playoff run in 2008. Jennings began the year slowly because of injuries, but in 108 games in Triple A he has a .363 OBP and leads the International League with 37 stolen bases.

To read Lemire's entire list, click here.


[Last modified: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:21pm]


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