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OF Travis Jankowski was scratched from Saturday's exhibition game due to a hamstring issue.
Janikowski's hamstring injury isn't believed to be serious and is day-to-day. The 28-year-old is vying for a roster spot and will most likely serve in a utility role if he makes the team. Jankowski slashed .182/.250/.182 with two stolen bases across 24 plate appearances for the Padres in 2019.
Travis Jankowski went 1-for-3 on Sunday with one double, one run scored, and two walks. He also stole his 23rd bag of the season.
Jankowski has shown that with regular playing time, he can be worth a roster spot as he gets on base fairly often (.336 OBP) and is a big threat on the basepaths (23 SB). The only issue is that he is not in the lineup often enough to justify keeping him on a fantasy roster full-time, even with his ability to steal bases. Unless he becomes an everyday starter, Jankowski is likely reduced to sitting on the waiver wire at this point.
Travis Jankowski went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a strikeout on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Jankowski isn't known for his power, but it was a nice bonus nonetheless. He now has three homers on the season with a triple slash of .260/.335/.340. While that isn't impressive, his value stems from his speed. He has 21 stolen bases in 27 attempts on the season.
Travis Jankowski finished Sunday's game going 1-for-2 at the plate with one single and one stolen base.
Jankowski came into the game during the fifth inning as part of a double-switch, and he hasn't started in a game since August 22. It's surprising given the fact that he has a .321 AVG, .390 OBP, and 7 SB this month, and if he were playing every day he would be worth having on a roster. But because he isn't getting consistent playing time, it definitely limits his value in mixed-league formats.
Travis Jankowski finished Saturday's game 1-for-4 at the plate with one walk and two runs scored.
This was his fifth start in the team's last seven games, and this playing time is due largely to how well he has been hitting this month. So far in August he has put up a .333 AVG, six stolen bases, and nine runs scored. As long as he remains hot it will be hard to keep him out of the lineup, though his skill set does not completely translate into mixed-league fantasy value.