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 competition he faced.
Anyway, most of the prospect guys seem to like their first 4 quite a bit so I'll take a wait and see on this one.
It does seem that they are starting to have a "type" when it comes to early round hitters. Spangenberg and Jonk both from smaller schools, outside of the normal baseball hotbeds with good hitting skills, but not as much power. Maybe 2 years doesn't a trend make, but I can see them starting to develop what they're looking for in Petco----if true at least they're are sticking to some sort of a plan.
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
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