Jimmy Jensen

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James Jensen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jimmy Jensen has pitched in the USA, Austria, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand and Canada.

He was 11-5 with a 2.92 ERA his last two years of college. [1] He was 3-2 with a 4.68 ERA for the 2013 Las Vegas Train Robbers in the high-scoring Pecos League. He signed with the Attnang Athletics of the Austrian Baseball League in 2015, hitting .325/.370/.506 and going 7-2 with a 1.25 ERA. He was 10th in the ABL in slugging, tied for 6th in hits (27), second in triples (3, one behind Julio Rojas), tied for 7th in homers, first in ERA, tied for first in wins, first in IP (79, 13 ahead of Fabian Hirnschal), 1st in K (86, 33 more than anyone else), first in WHIP and first in lowest opponent average. He was 1-1, 2.81 in the postseason, hitting .400/.474/.667. [2] He pitched in the New South Wales State League that winter. [3]

In 2016, he pitched for France's Templiers de Sénart, going 9-1 with 3 saves, a 1.55 EA, 111 K in 110 IP, only 13 BB and a .183 opponent average. He also had a batting line of .300/.313/.400. He was 3rd in ERA, 4th in opponent average, 2nd in IP (six behind Jonathan Mottay), 2nd in K (7 behind former major leaguer Harvey Garcia), 2nd in wins (two behind Owen Ozanich), tied Anthony Piquet for 2nd in saves (two behind Esteban Prioul), tied Mottay for the most appearances (18) and 6th in starts (13). [4] He was MVP of the Victoria State League that winter. [5]

His next stop was Germany, where he was 5-4 with a 3.09 ERA for the Stuttgart Reds and hit .283/.431/.370. He was 7th in the Bundesliga-1 south in ERA (between Tim Stahlmann and Jonathan Eisenhuth), 6th in strikeouts (72, between Kevin Trisl and Riley Barr), tied Clayton Freimuth for 8th in wins, 4th in IP (84 1/3, between Barr and Trisl), 2nd in K:BB ratio (9:1, behind Ryan Bollinger), 1st in walk rate (.9/IP, .1 ahead of Barr) and 6th in opponent OPS (646, between Barr and Eisenhuth). [6] He played in New Zealand in 2019-2020, winning MVP honors. [7]


Returning to Austria in 2020 after missing four years there, he hit .333/.426/.378 for Attnang and was 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA, not nearly as dominant as his first go-around there. He was 4th in strikeouts (58, between Ryan Rupp and Rick van Dijck. [8] In the same league in 2021, he hit .306/.405/.459 with 22 runs and 24 RBI, stealing 12 bases in 15 tries. He had a 10-4, 2.74 record with 165 K to 12 BB in 128 1/3 IP. He tied for 9th in steals, led in wins (one ahead of Jak Simonsen), led in starts, tied for 2nd in games pitched (behind Moritz Scheicher), was 5th in ERA, led with 11 complete games (2 ahead of Simonsen), led with 3 shutouts, led in IP (19 ahead of Simonsen) and led in whiffs (34 ahead of Rupp). [9]

He coached for the Austrian national team in the 2021 European Championship. [10] He has also been Director of Operations for Baseball Jobs Overseas. [11]


Further Reading[edit]

  • Michael Clair: "Meet baseball's Mr. Worldwide, who has played in seven foreign countries", mlb.com, June 4, 2023. [1]

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