Minor Leaguers to Watch: Young Speed Demons

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IAugust 1, 2010

Two of the best speed demons in the Minor Leagues today are Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings (23 in AAA) and Angels outfielder Mike Trout (18 in A-advanced).

While these two are at nearly opposite ends of the development spectrum (Jennings is, essentially, MLB-ready while Trout is probably two-to-three years off), both of these guys are big-time names to watch for when looking for stolen base threats over the next few years.

Jennings (.299/.382/.446 career MiLB line), a 6’2” right-hander, has swiped 160 bags in four Minor League seasons—including 52 (caught seven times) in 132 games in 2009 and 28 (caught twice) through 80 games in 2010.

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