Travis Jankowski to Padres: Video Highlights, Scouting Report an Analysis

Mike RosenbaumMLB Prospects Lead WriterJune 4, 2012

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Position: OF

Height/Weight: 6’3”/185 lbs

Bats/Throws: L/R

DOB: 6/15/1991

College: Stony Brook

Year: JR


After winning the Cape Cod League MVP award last summer, Jankowski entered the season as a probable first-round draft pick due to his athleticism, tools and high ceiling.

A left-handed hitter, Jankowski has the speed and bat to be a top-of-the-order hitter in the big leagues. He currently lacks power and makes too much weak contact for my liking, but given his quick wrists, he should be able to add some loft to his swing. Regardless, he’s still capable of hitting loads of doubles and triples with minimal strikeouts.

Jankowski’s plus speed lends to his above-average defense in the outfield and makes him a constant stolen base threat, as he’s an intelligent base stealer who understands where to pick his spots. Furthermore, his arm should be good enough to stick in center field.

Due to his overall athleticism and set of tools, I believe that Jankowski could have a Scott Podsednik-like floor if his power never develops. Fans should expect to see him in the majors by 2015.

The Padres chose Jankowski at No. 44 overall in compensation for losing Aaron Harang to the Dodgers