Kyle Jensen

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Kyle Gregory Jensen

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Outfielder Kyle Jensen played in the Florida/Miami Marlins minor league system from 2009 to 2014. He was drafted by the club in the 12th round of the 2009 amateur draft - a couple of picks after Charles Brewer - and was signed by scout John Hughes.

He hit .280/.354/.456 with 4 home runs and 24 RBI in 55 games for the Jamestown Jammers in 2009, earning a spot on the New York-Penn League Mid-Season All-Star team. In 2010, he hit .272/.342/.447 with 18 home runs and 86 RBI in 125 games for the Greensboro Grasshoppers and was named a Organization All-Star following the season. With the Jupiter Hammerheads and Jacksonville Suns in 2011, he hit .299/.373/.524 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI in 130 matches and earned a spot on the Florida State League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star teams, and was named the league's Most Valuable Player. In addition, Baseball America named him a High Class A All-Star and named him an Organization All-Star. In 2012, he hit .234/.338/.452 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 132 games for Jacksonville and in 2013, he hit .235/.328/.492 with 28 home runs and 78 RBI in 130 games split between Jacksonville and the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs. He was named a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star. He began 2014 with the Zephyrs.

On November 17, 2014, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for future considerations. He then spent the 2015 season with the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Pacific Coast League, hitting .259 with 28 doubles, 20 homers and 71 RBIs in 128 games, splitting his time between the two corner outfield positions and first base. He became a free agent after the season and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played in 2016 for the Reno Aces of the PCL, where he hit .289/.350/.546 as the team's primary first baseman. He slugged 34 doubles and 30 homers and drove in 120 runs. Even though he was already 28 by then, the D-Backs could not ignore such a performance and brought him up when rosters expanded in September. He made his debut on September 3rd, making an out as a pinch-hitter against the Colorado Rockies.

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