|Detroit Tigers – No. 33|
November 29, 1983 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
Brett Jensen (born November 29, 1983 in Humboldt, Iowa) is a pitcher for the Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League. He played collegiately for Nebraska leaving the team with 2 team records. He went to high school at Eagle Grove High School.
Jensen played at Iowa Central Community College as a freshman and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 45th round of the 2003 MLB Draft but transferred to Nebraska. In 2004, he went 1–4 with a 5.29 ERA and 2 saves. He threw 22 strikeouts and only 5 walks in 20 games played. Jensen had a 3–5 record with a 1.96 ERA and struck out 46 batters in 33 games his junior year. He set two Husker records with 16 saves in a season and 18 in his career. He had 5 saves in the post-season, including one in the 2005 College World Series against Arizona State (Nebraska's first ever CWS win). He was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft after the season but turned it down to play his senior year. In 2006, Jensen went 5–0 with a 2.56 ERA in 45⅔ innings pitched. He ended his senior season with 13 saves, extending his career saves record to 31. The Detroit Tigers drafted Jensen in the 14th round (412 overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.
- 2005 Second-Team All-Big 12
- 2006 First-Team Preseason All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
- 2006 Third-Team Preseason All-American (NCBWA)
- 2006 First-Team All Big 12
In 2007, Jensen went 5–1 for the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps of the Midwest League. He was second in the league with 56 appearances and third with 23 saves. He also had a 1.79 ERA, striking out 66 and only walking 8 in 60⅓ innings.
Brett was promoted in 2008 going 1-1 with one save and a 4.00 ERA in 10 relief appearances for Double-A Erie. He missed most of the season landing on the disabled list May 7 with a right elbow strain.
He stayed with the SeaWolves in 2009.
Brett Jensen has retired to pursue a career outside of baseball.
- 2006 NYP Mid-Season All-Star
- 2007 MID Mid-Season All-Star