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 was a very good college centerfielder. A good to plus runner, very athletic, great make-up, which usually means that he has a good chance to get better, and he has good size. Is he a power hitter? No, but there were really only five power hitters in the whole draft. I liked him.
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
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