Travis Jankowski, a humble, educated, highly talented ballplayer is definitely someone to keep an eye on for the 2014 season.
Jankowski, originally selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round (44th overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has made quite the mark thus far. Drafted out of Stony Brook, Jankowski has been quite the assist for the organization in the short time he's been with us.
The 22 year old center fielder has a set of wheels; Jankowski lead the California League in 2013 with 71 stolen bases, 20 more than Delino DeShields of the Houston Astros, who came in second with 51. Jankowsli also had a batting average of .286, with 89 runs and 141 hits last season.
But apart from the numbers he's put up, Jankowski is incredibly interesting and entertaining to watch. He is easily a crowd favorite with his base stealing abilities alone. But on top of everything else, Jankowski is simply a team player across the board. He's always up for an autograph, a quick convo, or a high five. It really does pay off to be a good guy, and that's exactly what Travis Jankowski is.
I'm not alone when I say that I can't wait to see where baseball will take him. Keep an eye out on this guy, he's going places.