Padres’ Travis Jankowski Interview: “Everyday I Expect to Play”

August 1, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California The San Diego Padres currently have plenty of depth in the outfield. There are several men on the 40-man roster who are more than capable of being major league regulars. Of all the players that the team has in terms of outfield options, Travis Jankowski certainly brings a special skill set to the group. He is a defensive-minded player with exceptional overall speed. He uses…

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The Padres Are Improving On Last Year

June 12, 2018

Let’s go back in time to June 14 of last year, the Padres had just beaten the Reds to become 27-40 through their first 67 games. Shortstop Erick Aybar was struggling, hitting just .215 and their best starting pitcher was Jhoulys Chacin. The Friars were also 14 1/2 games back of the division and had the third-worst record in the entire league, with their run differential at -113. Fast forward…

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Travis Jankowski is Drawing Trade Interest

June 3, 2018

Before the season started, beloved Padre Travis Jankowski was a man about to be expendable by the team. He originally showed up in the majors during the 2015 season and exhibited tantalizing potential the following year with his plus running and fielding ability. However, he has failed to make much of an impression since, having been demoted to Triple-A El Paso twice, once in August of last year and again…

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Jankowski Filling Black Hole That is the Padres’ Leadoff Spot

May 8, 2018

Up until this past weekend in Mexico, the Padres’ leadoff spot had been a black hole of nothingness. The Padres are still dead last in batting average for the leadoff spot with a .181 clip, the only team below .200 in that category. It’s hard to get a rally started when you basically start the inning with one out already. Enter Travis Jankowski. He was called up when Wil Myers…

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The battle over the Padres’ left field job

March 20, 2018

The Padres reassigned several players to minor league camp on Sunday. This time we saw first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, outfielder Shane Peterson, right-handed pitcher Eric Yardley, right-handed pitcher Webster Rivas, and catcher Stephen McGee all depart. Unfortunately, all those moves didn’t clear up the question of who plays left field. The Padres’ battle for the left field position is between five to six different veteran outfielders. Green has recently said the…

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The Case for Travis Jankowski on the 25-Man Roster

March 14, 2018

With the first game of the season 17 days away, the Padres still have multiple difficult decisions to make regarding starting and relief pitching, as well as the composition of the infield and outfield. For the latter, Travis Jankowski has made a strong case to be included on the roster as a reserve thanks to his play this spring as well as his history when he has been healthy. The…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #27 Travis Jankowski

February 1, 2018

Background In terms of players on the Padres’ 40-man roster, outfielder Travis Jankowski may be one of the most divisive. Although he has shown some degree of big league success, he has also had long stretches where he has been unable to hit enough to be a big league regular. While some fans think Jankowski still deserves another shot, many have begun to write off the young speedster. With the…

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What Outfielders Are Being Shopped By the Padres?

December 14, 2017

Earlier this week on Padres Radio, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is talking trade of an outfielder this winter. Kind of strange, as the majority of the rumors have been swirling around Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte. Now, most seem to center around recently acquired third baseman Chase Headley. Still, Preller is one who keeps all his doors open. He always thinks outside the box. In this day and…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Travis Jankowski

December 1, 2017

The game of baseball has rapidly changed in the last few years. Today, most offenses prioritize power over contact. They look for run producers instead of contributors and hope that their big bats get on base enough to score runs off someone else’s hits. However, possessing at least one player who has lightning quick feet and Gold Glove-worthy defense is a must for clubs that hope to compete in playoff…

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A Look Back at the Padres’ Outfield in 2017

October 6, 2017

As the Padres’ 2017 season has finally come to its conclusion, now is a good time to reflect on the product that we saw on the field this year. The team entered into their “development” season with some pretty low expectations assigned to them. Critics assumed that they would be lucky to finish the year with 60 wins. This prediction was okay with, and even embraced by, a faction of…

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Where Does Travis Jankowski’s Future with the Padres Lie?

September 22, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ 2017 September call ups have arrived. There really weren’t too many surprising moves made as the team brought up a handful of players from triple-A El Paso, once their season had ended. Notable call ups have included infielder Carlos Villanueva, catcher Rocky Gale, pitcher Tim Melville, and unsurprisingly, outfielder Hunter Renfroe. Along with the aforementioned players, came a curious addition/ omission scenario.The Padres finally chose to…

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