Name: Travis Jankowski
Position: Center Field
Controllable Through: 2021
2016 Stat of Note: 3.1 BsR
Right off the bat, Travis Jankowski stands out as a logical fit.
The center fielder is coming off his first full season in the Majors. While he only hit .245, there were definite positives to be had.
In 131 games, the 25-year-old turned in a 2.1 WAR, mainly contributing on the base paths and on defense.
Jankowski logged a 3.1 BsR and a 1.7 UBR, not to mention 30 stolen bases. Of the outfielder’s 30 stolen bases, two involved stealing home plate.
Eventually, San Diego will need to make room for Manuel Margot, so a trade could make sense for both parties.
Potential Fit in Detroit
Regardless of where he hits in the lineup, Jankowski could make a significant impact on the bases. It isn’t hard to imagine him pushing 40 stolen bases in a Detroit Tigers uniform.
What’s more, the former first-round pick would also give the Tigers time to let JaCoby Jones develop. Jones could spend the year in Triple-A while Jankowski holds down center field.