Date of Birth: 11/06/1988
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185 lbs
College Experience: Texas Christian University
Jerome Pena was signed by the Kansas City T-Bones on July 4, 2017. Pena was drafted by the New York Mets in the 40th round of the 2009 MLB draft from Western Nevada College (Carson City, NV), before transferring to Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX) for the remainder of his collegiate eligibility. In 2011, Pena was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 38th round of the MLB draft from TCU. He began his career with the GCL Orioles as a rookie where he hit .266 and brought in 21 RBIs. Pena spent the 2012 season with three different organizations in three different leagues. During his time with the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Delmarva Shorebirds and Frederick Keys, he batted .288 with 20 RBIs and three home runs. The next two years (2013 and 2014), Pena would continue playing for Frederick Keys in the Carolina League where he was third on the team for home runs with 11 in 2013. Pena’s 52 RBIs was just one short of leading the Keys in the 2013 season, while hitting a .222 batting average. 2014 was another successful season for Pena, ranking in the top seven on the Keys roster for runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs and RBIs. After spending over two years with Frederick Keys, Pena moved to the American Association to play for the Sioux Falls Canaries in 2015. Pena had 102 hits with a batting average of .290 for the Canaries with 35 RBIs. The infielder stayed with Sioux Falls until June 5, 2016 when he moved to the AAA Mexican League for the remainder of the 2016 season and beginning of the 2017 season. Pena played with the Vaqueros Laguna to end the 2016 season. In his brief stint with the Vaqueros, Pena batted .259 and contributed 16 RBIs. Pena hit four home runs and had 14 RBIs, while batting .179 to start the 2017 season with Laguna. He spent less than a month with Tigres de Quintana Roo before being signed by the T-Bones. In his month with Quintana Roo, Pena batted .156 and hit one home run. In two years with TCU (2010-2011), Pena earned honors as a 2010 Mountain West Conference First Team All-Conference selection, a 2010 Fort Worth Regional All-Tournament Team selection and a 2011 Mountain West Conference First Team All-Conference selection. In his final season as a Horned Frog, Pena started 61 games, while hitting .263 and totaling 31 RBIs on the season. The Cave Creek, Arizona native played three seasons of baseball at Cactus Shadows High School where he posted a .530 batting average with eight home runs as a senior and helped to lead his team to a state championship.