The Padres' Opening Day outfield mix is now set in stone with Travis Jankowski and Jabari Blash officially joining the known triumvirate of Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton, Jr, and Jon Jay. One of the Padres' top ten prospects, Jankowski's top tool is his speed, as evidenced by his team-leading five steals in five chances this spring. He also scored nine runs, good for fifth on the team, though he did have fewer plate appearances than the top four. In 44 at-bats over 24 games Jankowski hit .250/ .353/ .318 with six walks, seven strikeouts, and a homer as his lone extra-base hit.
Unlike Blash, this will not be Jankowski's first taste of the big leagues. The 2012 first-rounder was up for 34 games last season, hitting .211/ .245/ .344 with exactly a pair of each of the following: doubles, triples, home runs, and steals. With just 96 trips to the plate, his rookie status is still intact.