Travis Jankowski
Travis Jankowski
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Diego Padres
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jankowski's season was abruptly cut short after he suffered a bone bruise in April. He returned, but only in the minors and only for 40 ineffective games at Triple-A. Jankowski is a speed demon, as he needed just 383 plate appearances to steal 30 bases for the Padres in 2016. But Jankowski has never hit more than three home runs in any professional campaign, across any minor-league level. Jankowski's speed, plate discipline and ability to play all three outfield positions make him an option for NL-only reserves, but without the pop, his appeal in mixed leagues is limited. It looks like Jankowski will head into spring training as the team's fourth outfielder, behind Jose Pirela, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe. Read Past Outlooks
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Finishes double short of cycle
OFSan Diego Padres
September 27, 2018
Jankowski went 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's 3-2 win over San Francisco.
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Jankowski turned in his best offensive output of the season, falling a double short of the cycle. The 26-year-old doubled his career high in homers with four, but his primary fantasy asset this year has been his plus speed (24 of 30 on stolen base attempts). Jankowski filled in for Manuel Margot in center Wednesday, and he should resume his fourth-outfielder role over the final four games of the campaign.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+40%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+83%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .438 183 13 0 6 7 .165 .243 .195
Since 2016vs Right .703 673 95 6 24 51 .268 .350 .352
2018vs Left .512 72 7 0 5 3 .188 .278 .234
2018vs Right .716 315 38 4 12 21 .276 .345 .371
2017vs Left .347 18 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125
2017vs Right .536 69 10 0 1 4 .203 .299 .237
2016vs Left .398 93 6 0 1 4 .155 .220 .179
2016vs Right .727 289 47 2 11 26 .275 .368 .359
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+46%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .659 409 56 4 12 29 .255 .325 .334
Since 2016Away .633 447 52 2 18 29 .237 .330 .303
2018Home .716 187 25 3 7 11 .263 .339 .377
2018Away .643 200 20 1 10 13 .256 .327 .317
2017Home .598 41 6 0 0 2 .235 .333 .265
2017Away .410 46 4 0 1 2 .146 .239 .171
2016Home .615 181 25 1 5 16 .251 .309 .305
2016Away .675 201 28 1 7 14 .238 .354 .321
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How does Travis Jankowski compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.51
 
BB Rate
9.6%
 
K Rate
18.9%
 
BABIP
.319
 
ISO
.086
 
AVG
.259
 
OBP
.332
 
SLG
.346
 
OPS
.678
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jankowski emerged as a fantasy darling of sorts, piling up 30 stolen bases despite a part-time role for a significant portion of the season. Just as he did in the minors between Double-A and Triple-A in 2015, Jankowski showed a good eye at the plate (11 percent walk rate), which buoyed a .332 OBP and enabled him to lead off in 71 of the 82 games he started. The Padres scaled back his playing time slightly down the stretch following a late-season promotion of Manuel Margot, and it's possible that Jankowski will be placed in a fourth outfielder role to begin 2017, with Margot and Hunter Renfroe in the mix for Opening Day roster spots. A good defender, Jankowski has the speed and instincts necessary to be an above average center fielder, but he has very limited power and will need to put the ball in play more often (26.1 percent strikeout rate) in order to solidify a starting job, and it's likely that he would be used as part of a strict platoon against right-handed starters.
The Padres pushed Jankowski to San Diego for a late-season callup in 2015, after he started the season at Double-A. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Jankowski is a speedster with minimal pop and a still developing bat, but his numbers at Double-A and Triple-A point to a potential leadoff hitter at the big league level if everything clicks. His 34-game taste of big league pitching brought a spike in his strikeout rate (25.0-percent), but he's whiffed half that often at each stop going back to High-A in 2014, and he delivered a walk rate north of 10.0 percent at both of his minor-league stops last season. As a basestealer, Jankowski finished 2015 with a 34-for-46 mark across all three levels, hinting at his potential to contribute in that category with steady playing time. The acquisition of Jon Jay from the Cardinals during the offseason gives the Padres a capable alternative to roam center field if it's determined that Jankowski needs more time at Triple-A.
A second-round pick of the Padres in 2012, Jankowski upped his walk rate significantly from his initial abbreviated season (5.1% at Low-A Fort Wayne) to 2013's first full campaign (9.7% at High-A Lake Elsinore), finishing with a slash line of .286/.356/.355 in 493 at-bats. Furthermore, he's a stud on the basepaths, swiping 71 bags in 85 tries. Considering his progress to date, it isn't out of the question that he begins the year at Double-A San Antonio.
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Nabs 22nd steal
OFSan Diego Padres
September 7, 2018
Jankowski went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Reds.
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Retreats to bench
OFSan Diego Padres
September 2, 2018
Jankowski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.
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Losing playing time
OFSan Diego Padres
August 29, 2018
Jankowski is on the bench Wednesday against the Mariners.
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Solo home run in winning effort
OFSan Diego Padres
August 29, 2018
Jankowski went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
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Swipes 21st base
OFSan Diego Padres
August 26, 2018
Jankowski went 1-for-2 with a stolen base Sunday against the Dodgers.
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