3 former San Diego Padres players who have a chance to get a World Series ring

At least one of these three former San Diego Padres players will win a 2023 World Series ring.

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3) Travis Jankowski

Travis Jankowski made his MLB debut with the Padres the same year Austin Hedges did, but wasn't nearly as highly touted of a prospect as the young catcher. Jankowski had the tools of great speed and defense but, like Hedges, had question marks offensively.

Jankowski spent five years in San Diego and simply didn't do enough offensively to maintain a consistent role. He had a .635 OPS and a 76 OPS+. He did provide that defense and speed, even stealing as many as 30 bases in a single season, but he didn't hit enough.

Right after the 2019 season was over, the Padres traded Jankowski to the Reds for future considerations. Since leaving San Diego, he's made stops in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, and Seattle before signing a minor league deal with the Rangers this past offseason.

Despite only being on a minors deal, Jankowski made the Rangers' Opening Day roster and played well enough to last the entire season (when healthy). Jankowski wound up slashing .263/.357/.332 with one home run and 30 RBI in 287 plate appearances for the Rangers this season. The outfielder also chipped in 19 stolen bases in 20 tries and 12 doubles.

He started a lot of games in left field for the Rangers this season before they promoted highly-touted prospect Evan Carter who has taken over Jankowski's starting role. Jankowski is still on the Rangers' postseason roster and has made four appearances as a pinch runner. He's taken two at-bats and has one hit. He's looking to win a ring while barely playing alongside Austin Hedges in Texas.