Jordan Lennerton

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Jordan Lennerton
Atlanta Braves
First baseman
Born: (1986-02-16) February 16, 1986 (age 29)
Langley, British Columbia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  Canada
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2015 Toronto National team

Jordan M. Lennerton (born February 16, 1986) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman in the Atlanta Braves organization. He had been in the Detroit Tigers' organization from the time he was drafted in 2008 until 2015.

Amateur career[edit]

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[1] and also played amateur baseball for the Langley Blaze of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League.[2]

Lennerton attended El Paso Community College.[2] 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.[3] In 2008, he was named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference team.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

The Detroit Tigers drafted Lennerton in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB Draft.[4] 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.[5][6]

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.[7] He was also named an International League All-Star.

Lennerton was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013,[8] and was dropped on May 5, 2014.[9] He cleared waivers and was assigned to Toledo.[9] 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.[10][11] He was released on July 24, 2015.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Lennerton signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on July 27, 2015.

International career[edit]

Lennerton played for the Canadian national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifying round.

He also played for the Leones de Ponce during the 2013 season in the Puerto Rico Baseball League.

Lennerton currently (2014) plays for the Cangrejeros de Santurce in the Puerto Rico Baseball League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A baseball rarity - Sports". The Daily Barometer. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b John Dudley (April 20, 2012). "John Dudley: Erie SeaWolves' Lennerton slugs way to prominence". Goerie.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ Borzi, Pat (June 25, 2007). "Oregon State Beats North Carolina to Win Second Consecutive College World Series". New York Times. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b T. J. Hamilton. "Childhood friends Jordan Lennerton, Mike Gosse pursue baseball dreams together on Whitecaps". MLive.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ewen, Steve. "Langley slugger Jordan Lennerton makes Double A Eastern League all-star game". Blogs.theprovince.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ewen, Steve (April 2, 2013). "Lennerton a prized prospect". The Province. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tigers Futures Game reps Jordan Lennerton, James McCann proud of progress". Detroit.tigers.mlb.com. July 14, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tigers purchase contracts of seven players". Detroit.tigers.mlb.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Paul, Tony (May 5, 2014). "Tigers take Jordan Lennerton off 40-man roster, clearing space for Tuesday's starter Robbie Ray". Detroit News. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ Beck, Jason (January 5, 2015). "Lennerton returns to Tigers on Minor League deal". MLB. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ http://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2015/02/18/jordan-lennerton-detroit-tigers/23651001/

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