- 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, DH
- March 7, 1968
- 6' 1"
- 185 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 4-12-1992 with TOR
- Allstar Selections:
- 2000 MVP, 2000 SS, 2001 SS, 2002 SS, 2005 SS
Where does Jeff Kent rank among baseball greats?
Jeff Kent ranks #12 among the Top 50 all-time at 2B. Rankings ?
Jeff Kent All Time Teamates:
Jeff Kent Teammates
Best Season: 2000
Kent hit a career-high .334, a mark about 45 points above his norm. He blasted 41 doubles, seven triples, 33 homers, and scored 114 runs. Despite the fact that he was in the top five in only one offensive category (fourth in RBI with 125), he won the MVP Award. I don't know what he did with the actual trophy itself, but he should have given it to Barry Bonds, because without Barry, Kent doesn't have the great season he had.
Jeffrey Franklin Kent was born on March 7, 1968, in Bellflower, CA.
College: Cal Berkeley
Major League Debut
Offensively, Joe Gordon and Bobby Grich; Defensively, Rogers Hornsby.
Barry Bonds, Milton Bradley
1996 American League Divisional Series
1997 National League Divisional Series
2000 National League Divisional Series
2002 National League Championship Series
2002 National League Divisional Series
2002 World Series
2004 National League Championship Series
2004 National League Divisional Series
Awards and Honors
2000 NL MVP
On May 3, 1999, against the Pirates, Kent collected five hits and hit for the cycle.
- May 3, 1999: Cycle...
25 games (2004)
June 5, 1989: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 20th round of the 1989 amateur draft; August 27, 1992: Traded by the Toronto Blue Jays with a player to be named later to the New York Mets for David Cone. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Ryan Thompson (September 1, 1992) to the New York Mets to complete the trade; July 29, 1996: Traded by the New York Mets with Jose Vizcaino to the Cleveland Indians for Carlos Baerga and Alvaro Espinoza; November 13, 1996: Traded by the Cleveland Indians with a player to be named later, Julian Tavarez, and Jose Vizcaino to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later and Matt Williams. The Cleveland Indians sent Joe Roa (December 16, 1996) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade. The San Francisco Giants sent Trenidad Hubbard (December 16, 1996) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade; October 29, 2002: Granted Free Agency; December 18, 2002: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros; November 1, 2004: Granted Free Agency; December 15, 2004: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kent got his first starting job with the Mets in 1993, replacing the hole at second base following the retirement of veteran Willie Randolph.
Best Strength as a Player
Driving in runs.
Largest Weakness as a Player
Cohesiveness is defined by Webster's as: "sticking, holding, or working together as a united whole." Kent has had a problem sticking or working as part of a unti in every place he's played. At some point, it stops being everyone else's problem, and Kent himself must be blamed for some of it.
- Houston Astros, Jeff Kent, Los Angeles Dodgers, NL MVP 2000, San Francisco Giants, Second baseman, Silver Slugger Award