That sounds like selling Jankowski short. Chalk had some pretty great plate discipline in college - 107bb/55k in 596 AB, but had no pop (0 hr, 6 3b) and so-so speed for his skillset (32sb/8cs). Jankowski has 50bb/63k in 508 AB's, with better pop (6 hr, 18 3b) and much more speed (77sb/11cs). Payne unlike the other two struck out a lot for being his type of player, 153bb/152k in 660 AB, he had more homerun power then the others (18 hr, 6 3b) and stole a lot of bases (64sb/16cs).
Just looking at the above profiles I would have no difficulty selecting Junkowski ahead of the others. He fits the mold I've been preaching of late, getting guys who aren't going to continue to be part of the strikeout problem. Seems to have a better shot of advancing through the minor leagues then those others did.
The CF we picked doesn't seem any different than Danny Brad Chalk Payne. A signable college kid with wheels and a whole lotta questions about the stick. Can't have too many high-ceiling arms. Eflin... more
The stats for college are all but useless given the conference and bat differences. He had a nice Cape season, but he's still a player whose strongest skills are his feet and his glove with big bat... more
The reason he looks better then Chalk & Payne isn't solely on their failure. He's a better hitter then Chalk, more thump in his bat, more speed on the bases. The difference in strikeouts between him... more
Honestly Chase that's the problem, the difference between Jonk and Payne is pretty much on the margins when we're talking statistical analysis, especially if you make any adjustment for the lack of... more
I didn't say solely. I said one. Jankowski played in the America East Conference. Not to pooh-pooh that, but Chalk played for Clemson and Payne for Georgia Tech. You can't just compare their stats as ... more
from Mad Friars chat with Kevin Goldstein: We asked the Padres this; is Travis Jankowski Brad Chalk 2.0? Is he more than a slap hitter? Kevin Goldstein: Wow that is a pretty pessimistic viewpoint. He ... more
Not that it changes things too much, but I'm assuming everybody saw stony brook made it to Omaha. Pretty remarkable.i would've told you jankowski was the raiders kicker two weeks ago so I'm certainly ... more
A lot of smart people liked him. A guy who I believe is RC reincarnated elsewhere likened him to a young Steve Finley. Watching video of him he looks like a hitter to me. Never going to be a power... more
His ultimate upside isn't 4th outfielder. That's where the optimistic and probability lines meet, though. A Finley comp wouldn't have been outrageous for Payne, Chalk, Drew Macias, Kory DeHaan, or a... more
Maybe I'm just making excuses, but the draft luxury tax and our aggressiveness early probably means fewer risks the rest of the way. I can't see the Padres signing too many guys for up to 1.75x the... more
Do you think the HS arms are going to get so much over slot that we exhaust our pool? I ask because it doesn't seem that way to me -- that the first 14 picks are going to cost us $9.9M, unless they... more
I think it's tough to say how it's going to go. But we got four first round talents according to many folks -- and they have leverage in that they could go to college. The slotting will make things... more
I think there are going to be plenty of "last minute" style deals from now on, teams and players not announcing deals until 30 minutes before deadline.....that is, unless they are for exactly slot.... more