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 and Payne isn't something you can just throw out for the reasons you state. One guy has a much greater chance of reaching his ceiling considering the difference in abilities, and putting the bat on the ball is most definitely an ability especially as these guys advance.
Over the past two years he has more XBH's (41), walks (40) and stolen bases (64) then strikeout's (38). Not bad in my opinion!
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
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