Travis Jankowski
Travis Jankowski
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cincinnati Reds
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After a wrist injury forced Jankowski to miss the first half of the season, he was relegated to a minor-league role for a month prior to joining the Padres in mid-August. He recorded just a .432 OPS in limited major-league action with a .202 wOBA. He was much more effective in Triple-A, as he carried a .388 BABIP with seven stolen bases in 160 at-bats. Jankowski has above-average contact rates, with a career 89.3 Z-Contact%, but so far he's failed to do much with his contact in the majors. In fact, his barrel rate and average exit velocity both ranking in the bottom 2% of the league in his larger sample in 2018. He was traded in the offseason to Cincinnati, where he will serve as the fourth outfielder although he may be forced into a starting role in center field to begin the season if Nick Senzel is not fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Reds in December of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Late add to lineup
OFCincinnati Reds
July 26, 2020
Jankowski has been added to the Reds' starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, batting eighth while playing center field.
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Nick Senzel was a late scratch to the lineup shortly after Mike Moustakas was also scratched due to illness. Jankowski could be a sneaky source of stolen bases if he is able to get on-base consistently.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+42%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+40%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .484 76 7 0 5 3 .176 .263 .221
Since 2018vs Right .689 347 45 4 12 24 .266 .336 .353
2020vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .311 10 3 0 0 1 .111 .200 .111
2019vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right .473 22 4 0 0 2 .200 .273 .200
2018vs Left .512 72 7 0 5 3 .188 .278 .234
2018vs Right .716 315 38 4 12 21 .276 .345 .371
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+50%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+207%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .695 196 30 3 7 14 .253 .333 .362
Since 2018Away .615 227 22 1 10 13 .248 .314 .301
2020Home .333 3 3 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000
2020Away .222 9 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2019Home .167 6 2 0 0 2 .000 .167 .000
2019Away .513 18 2 0 0 0 .235 .278 .235
2018Home .716 187 25 3 7 11 .263 .339 .377
2018Away .643 200 20 1 10 13 .256 .327 .317
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Stat Review
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.25
 
BB Rate
8.3%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.143
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.091
 
OBP
.167
 
SLG
.091
 
OPS
.258
 
wOBA
.132
 
Exit Velocity
68.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
14.3%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jankowski enjoyed a bounce-back season in 2018 after injuries derailed his 2017 campaign. The 27-year-old opened the year in the minors, but was promoted to the big club at the end of April after Wil Myers was placed on the DL. Jankowski immediately settled into the strong side of an outfield platoon, appearing in 117 games (78 of which were starts) and finishing the season with a career-best .259/.332/.346 slash line. The outfielder benefited from improved plate discipline, as he was able to maintain a strong walk rate (9.6%) while dropping his strikeout rate below 20 percent (18.9%) for the first time in his big-league career. Though Jankowski lacks any sort of power (his four homers in 2018 doubled his career total), he's stolen at least 24 bases in two of the last three seasons and the fact that he bats lefty helps in a San Diego outfield consisting mostly of right-handed hitters.
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.
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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Makes Opening Day roster
OFCincinnati Reds
July 21, 2020
Jankowski was informed Tuesday that he'll make the Reds' 30-man roster for Opening Day, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Vying for roster spot
OFCincinnati Reds
July 13, 2020
Jankowski went 3-for-3 with a stolen base while also getting caught once in Sunday's scrimmage. He's vying for one of the final Reds roster spots, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Added to 60-man pool
OFCincinnati Reds
June 28, 2020
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Continuing running program
OFCincinnati Reds
Hamstring
March 20, 2020
Jankowski (hamstring) remains on a running program, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Still rehabbing hamstring
OFCincinnati Reds
Hamstring
March 13, 2020
Jankowski (hamstring) hadn't yet returned to game action before Thursday's suspension of spring training, Gary Schatz of The Dayton Daily News reports.
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