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Tyrell Jenkins

Tyrell Jenkins
Jenkins at spring training in 2015
Atlanta Braves – No. 63
Born: (1992-07-20) July 20, 1992 (age 23)
Henderson, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Tyrell Deon Jenkins (born July 20, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is with the Atlanta Braves organization.


Jenkins attended Henderson High School in Henderson, Texas, where he was a highly ranked recruit in both baseball and American football.[1] In January 2010, he committed to play both college baseball and college football at Baylor University.[2] Jenkins was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] He signed with the Cardinals and forwent attending Baylor.[4]

Jenkins made his professional debut in 2010 for the Johnson City Cardinals. He appeared in two games, allowing no runs over three innings pitched with two strikeouts. He returned to Johnson City in 2011 and had a 3.86 earned run average (ERA) with 55 strikeouts in 11 starts. Jenkins was personally invited to spring training by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny in 2012.[5] He pitched that season for the Quad Cities River Bandits.[6] He started 19 games with a 5.14 ERA and 80 strikeouts. Jenkins started 2013 with the Peoria Chiefs and was promoted to the Palm Beach Cardinals during the season.[7] His season came to an end in August after having surgery on his shoulder.[8] He finished the year with a 4.70 ERA in 13 starts. Jenkins returned to Palm Beach to start the 2014 season. He didn't pitch his first game until June due to the injury from the previous year.[9] In 13 starts he had a 3.28 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 74 innings. After the regular season, the Cardinals assigned Jenkins to the Arizona Fall League.[10]

On November 17, 2014, the Cardinals traded Jenkins and Shelby Miller to the Atlanta Braves for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden.[11]


  1. ^ "Jenkins faces future fork in the road". Henderson Daily News. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Henderson's Jenkins commits to Baylor". Henderson Daily News. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cards high on athletic prep right-hander". Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Lee Enterprises. "Report: Cardinals sign draft pick Jenkins". Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lee Enterprises. "Prospect Jenkins turns heads at camp". Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ Steve Batterson. "Bandits pitcher keeps eye on future". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cardinals' No. 8 prospect ready to wow Peoria". Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Prospect Jenkins has season-ending shoulder surgery". Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jenkins gives Jupiter the cold shoulder". Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ Lee Enterprises. "Cardinals prospect Jenkins stepping up". Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ Cards get Heyward from Braves in four-player swap

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