Padres Sign Travis Jankowski

3:15pm: Jankowski's deal is for $975K, less than the $1.16MM recommendation, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America (via Twitter).

3:00pm: The Padres have signed compensation pick Travis Jankowski, according to Clark Goble of  The Stony Brook University standout wasn't able to sign until now due to his team's surprising run to the College World Series.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the recommended bonus for the 44th overall pick is $1.16MM.  The centerfielder is said to have a quick bat and better-than-average speed.

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  1. Beersy 3 years ago

    Now just get Weickel done and this will be two very strong draft in a row.  Add in the guys that the Padres should/will get for the likes of Headley, Quentin and Street and this already deep system will only be stronger.  The Padres have such a deep system that if only half of these top tier guys make they should still be looking pretty.

    • true, true, true, BUT I’m tired of waiting for the farm system team to evolve into a MLB successful team.  Keep Quentin and trade Headley and Street. While your at it, see what you can get for Maybin.  Venable has done pretty well in the lead off position.  If we can get a right hand hitting lead off, that would be nice.  Q can lead by example and not have to be a vocal team leader. 

      Come on Padres! At least try!

      • Beersy 3 years ago

        Unless Quentin signs an extension before the deadline the Padres have to trade him.  He is by far the most attractive bat available and even with him being a rental they should get a very good prospect in return.  They can always resign him in the offseason right? 

        As for Maybin, I would say you have to give him at least one more year before you think about dealing him.  He’s still young and just got a truck load of money backed up to his door.  Hopefully reading all the negative press he is having written about him will refocus him in the offseason to work harder and become the player the Padres thought he would after last seasons breakout.

        Venable is looking good, but he’s teased us before.  I hope he has finally turned the corner.  If he has, Padre fans would be screaming that they gave up on him to fast, the same mistake could be made if they deal Maybin too soon.

        • I originally though you were being facetious when you wrote “They can always resign him in the offseason right?” but with the impending sale, that is may be possible.  Not likely but possible. 

          Maybin…I’m not really sure.  Okay, let’s give him another chance.

          Venable, I believe, has come into his own.  He’s a good stop gap player until Maybin figures if he wants to get serious or not.

           We have a good core of players.  Not the best but pretty good.

          In the meantime, I’ll keep watching and hoping.

    • johnnycomelately9 3 years ago

      2007-2012 have been top 10 drafts

  2. Beersy 3 years ago

    I meant to add this to the above post.  I really hope that the new ownership group gives Byrnes a chance to finish what he started.  He has made some very bold moves in his short time as GM and with the hopeful increase in payroll in the upcoming years, it would be nice to see what he could do with a middle of the pack payroll.  With the new rules for the draft it was going to be interesting how Byrnes, MacDonald and Madison were going to handle things, well if you ask my opinion, they did a great job of getting three very projectable high school arms , two signed and hopefully another on the way.

    Keep the moves coming Josh, at the very least you can/will be remembered as one of the architects, Hoyer being the other, of the Padres resurgence.  Go Padres. 

    • YODA777 3 years ago

      Not sure you can put Hoyer’s name in there.  He did not do very well with the Adrian Gonzalez trade and  laid a huge egg getting Bartlet and Hudson.  The only Hoyer move that stands out is his drafting of Gyroko. 

      • Beersy 3 years ago

        He was also in charge of last years draft when they brought Spangenberg, Ross, Hedges, Peterson, M Kelly, Andriese, Hebner and Quackenbush into the fold.  He also traded Adams for Wieland and Erlin and C Kelly looked as though he was turning the corner early on this season before he got hurt.  Maybin was also brought in by Hoyer, though the jury is still out on him, but really, for two relief pitchers, Maybins’ efforts last year still give the Padres the win in that trade.  If everything you read is true, the Hudson signing was more about Moorads’ relationship with him than Hoyer wanting him, especially for two years.  All in all, I believe Hoyer did a very good job while he was here and I actually feel sorry for him having to play second fiddle to Epstein in Chicago.

        • YODA777 3 years ago

          Ok, I will give you the Adams for Wieland/Erlin trade; however, until any of these guys make it at the MLB level it does not count. Byrnes has done a much better job then Hoyer has.

  3. Theron Ireland 3 years ago

    Hell yea i love jankowski he was my favorite player in the college world series. great sign for the padres

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