Lennerton with the Detroit Tigers organization in 2014 spring training
February 16, 1986 |
Langley, British Columbia
Lennerton with the Canada national team in 2015 WBSC Premier12 warm-up game
|Pan American Games|
|2015 Toronto||National team|
Jordan M. Lennerton (born February 16, 1986) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Québec Capitales of Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball. He had been in the Detroit Tigers' organization from the time he was drafted in 2008 until 2015.
Lennerton grew up in Langley, British Columbia, where he played Little League Baseball. His team reached the 1998 Little League World Series. Lennerton hit a home run in a game against a team from Japan. He attended Brookswood Secondary School and also played amateur baseball for the Langley Blaze of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League.
Lennerton attended El Paso Community College. He then transferred to Oregon State University, where he played for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team. He hit three home runs in the 2007 College World Series, which Oregon State won. In 2008, he was named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference team.
The Detroit Tigers drafted Lennerton in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB Draft. In 2012, while playing for the Erie SeaWolves, he was named to the Eastern League all-star game as well as being named Detroit Tigers organizational all star. Named top defensive first baseman in the Eastern League by Baseball America in 2012.
In 2013, Lennerton was assigned to the Toledo Mud Hens of the Class AAA International League. He represented the Tigers in the All-Star Futures Game. He was also named an International League All-Star.
Lennerton was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013, and was dropped on May 5, 2014. He cleared waivers and was assigned to Toledo. During the 2014 season, Lennerton batted .249 (102-for-410) with 26 doubles, 10 home runs, 53 RBIs, 73 walks and 114 strikeouts with the Toledo Mud Hens. On January 5, 2015, Lennerton signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. He was released on July 24, 2015.
He also played for the Leones de Ponce during the 2013 season in the Puerto Rico Baseball League.
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