Tyrell Deon Jenkins...at Henderson High School (TX) starred in baseball, football, basketball and track...was recruited by Baylor University to play quarterback.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Gwinnett and made his Major League debut with Atlanta on 6/22 at MIA...Made eight starts and six relief appearances for ATL during two stints with the Braves (6/16 - 8/19 and 9/17 - remainder of the season) ...Made all eight of his starts for the Braves over consecutive appearances from 7/6 - 8/20, posting a 2-3 record with a 6.30 ERA (28 ER, 40.0 IP)...In his six relief appearances, went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (6 ER, 12.0 IP)...Made his Major League debut on 6/22 at MIA, working a scoreless inning in a 3-0 loss...Earned his first Major League victory on 7/29 vs. PHI, tossing 6.0 innings of two-run ball in a 2-1 victory...Acquired by the Texas Rangers along with LHP Brady Feigl from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Luke Jackson on 12/8...13 days later was designated for assignment by TEX and was claimed off waivers by the Reds...Entered the 2016 campaign ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' No. 16 prospect.
Entered the 2016 campaign ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' No. 16 prospect…In his first season in the Braves organization, earned organizational Phil Niekro Pitcher of the Year honors after posting a combined 3.19 ERA and going 8-9 in 25 starts between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett. Also named a Southern League All-Star…Set career highs in nearly every category in his sixth professional season, including appearances (25), innings pitched (138.1), strikeouts (88) and wins (8)…His 3.19 ERA was a career-low and ranked seventh among Braves' minor league starters. Also ranked in the top 10 in several other categories: opponents' batting average (4th, .246), strikeouts (5th, 88), innings (5th, 138.1) and wins (T3rd, 8)…Posted a 3.35 ERA with a 3-1 record and struck out 30 over 37.2 IP in six May starts en route to being named the organization's Mississippi Pitcher of the Month. He allowed nine earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched in his first start of the month (5/1), then rebounded to surrender just five earned runs over his final 32.0 innings (spanning five starts, 5/7-28) for a 1.41 ERA…Worked at least 6.0 innings or more in 15 of his 25 starts, including seven in which he worked 7.0-plus innings…Opened the year with Double-A Mississippi and went 5-5 with a 3.00 ERA in 16 starts before receiving a mid-season promotion to Triple-A Gwinnett on 7/8…Had one start (5/1 vs. Montgomery) with Mississippi in which he was touched for nine earned runs in 5.2 innings. Without that outing, his ERA over his other 15 starts with the club would have been 2.27…While with Gwinnett, allowed more than three earned runs in a start just once, 8/6 vs. Rochester (5 ER/4.2 IP). Without that start, his ERA would have been 2.88 over his other eight appearances…Ten of his 16 starts with Mississippi and five of his nine starts with Gwinnett registered as a "quality start."…While with Gwinnett, held opposing left-handed batters to a .217 (15-for-69) clip, while righties hit .283. (28-for-99). With Mississippi: .257 (38-for-148) vs. lefties, compared to .229 (46-for-201) against right-handed hitters…Was on the seven-day minor-league disabled list from 8/17-9/4 with arm fatigue…Entered the 2015 season ranked by Baseball America as the 12th-best prospect in the Braves organization.
Entered the 2015 season ranked by Baseball America as the 12th-best prospect in the Braves organization...Went 6-5 with a 3.28 ERA over 13 starts in his first full season at High-A Palm Beach...Struck out 41 batters while walking just 23 over 74.0 innings pitched for a 1.78 strikeout-to-walk ratio...Produced a 3.28 ERA, which would have ranked 12th among Class-A pitchers (did not reach innings pitched requirement to qualify)...Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 10 of his 13 starts...Made his season debut on 6/18 by hurling 6.0 no-hit innings, marking his first appearance in nearly one full calendar year as he was sidelined with a shoulder injury...Over his final five starts of the season, pitched at a 2.73 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 33.0 innings. During that span, registered at least 6.0 innings in each of his starts, including notching three 7.0-inning outings...Pitched at a 2.32 ERA (8 ER/31.0 IP) over his first six starts of the season, 6/17-7/18...Allowed a combined 10 earned runs in 9.0 innings pitched in back-to-back outings, 7/18-24...Pitched at a 2.22 ERA (6 ER/24.1 IP) with a 2-2 record in six appearances (all starts) for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.
Selected to the Midwest League All-Star team for the West Division but did not participate due to injury...Named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week (4/29-5/6) after throwing a three-hit shutout vs. Fort Wayne (5/5), his first career professional shutout...Tied for the Midwest League lead with two complete games.
Received an invitation to Major League camp for Spring Training...Struck out a career-high 10 batters at Peoria on 5/7...Made nine starts of 5.0 innings or more and allowed two runs or less in all of them, including two scoreless starts...Rated as the eighth-best prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America...Rated as the "Best Athlete" in the Cardinals system by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey for the third consecutive season.
Played his first full season of professional baseball and has been on both Johnson City (SS-A) teams which won back-to-back Appalachian League crowns in 2010 and 2011...Tied for the team lead with 11 games started, ranked T2nd in wins (4) and 2nd in strikeouts (55)...Ranked among Appalachian League leaders in ERA (3.86, 8th) and highest strikeout/9 IP ratio (8.84)...First professional win was arguably his best game of the season tossing a season-high 6.0 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits with a career-high eight strikeouts at Pulaski (7/9)...Won three consecutive starts 7/29-8/10 going 3-0 with a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17 IP) with 10 strikeouts and only eight hits allowed...Posted a quality start in all four games he pitched 6.0 innings, earning a win in three of them...Did not allow more than four runs in any start of 5.0 IP or more (nine starts)...Allowed only one earned run in the 1st inning (0.82 ERA) during his 11 starts...Induced eight double plays, ranking 2nd on the team and T3rd in the Appy League...Named the sixth-best prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America...Rated as the "Best Athlete" in the Cardinals system by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey for the second consecutive season.
Made two starts at Johnson City (R), throwing 1.0 IP in his first professional start vs. Princeton (8/26) and then 2.0 IP in his second vs. Bluefield (8/30)...named the fourth-best prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America...rated as "Best Athlete" in the Cardinals system by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.