Brett Stanley Jenkins
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- School University of Southern California
- Born April 5, 1970 in Sacramento, CA USA
Infielder Brett Jenkins spent eight years in the minor leagues. He is the brother of Geoff Jenkins. He had three impressive years in the independent leagues, topping .360 each time.
Jenkins hit .375/~.448/.643 in his last year of college at the University of Southern California, finishing fifth in the Pacific-10 Conference in average. He was drafted in the 9th round of the 1991 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos, one round before the Expos took Brian Looney and two before another infielder, Mark Grudzielanek.
Jenkins debuted professionally with the Jamestown Expos and batted .274/~.330/.434 in 31 games, primarily at third base. In 1992, he the second baseman for the West Palm Beach Expos and hit .262/~.305/.365. On August 18, 1992, he was traded to the San Francisco Giants for Gil Heredia. With the San Jose Giants, he was just 3 for 26 with 3 walks and a double.
Back in San Jose in 1993, Jenkins was a bench player and hit .233/~.292/.402 in 52 games. He did tie for 4th on the club in homers with 7. In 1994, he moved to the outfield and hit .267/.329/.435 in 52 games for San Jose and the San Bernardino Spirit. He also spent 12 games with the Clinton Lumber Kings, where he hit .190/.258/.262.
Jenkins joined his brother in the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 1996 and hit .225/~.257/.521 in his only 26 games at AAA, for the New Orleans Zephyrs. He had 3 errors in 12 games in the field.
In 1997, Brett went on to the Reno Chukars and hit .400/.486/.717. He was third in the Western League in average, 7 points behind leader Todd Takayoshi. He was also third in OBP and led the league in both slugging percentage and OPS.
Jenkins had another big year in 1998. He hit .361/.449/.630. He finished sixth in the WL in average and made the All-Star team in the outfield. He tied for 2nd with 23 home runs, two behind leader Randy Kapano and was second to Todd Pridy in OBP.
In his last year, 1999, Brett moved to the Sacramento Steelheads, where he batted .365 and slugged .612.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
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Sources: 1992-2000 Baseball Almanacs, 1995 Baseball Guide, The Western League by W.C. Madden and Patrick Stewart
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