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Kenley Jansen

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2018 Stats

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0-1

ERA

5.59

WHIP

1.55

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12

SV

3

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Jansen is one of the best closers of this generation, if not the best. The 2017 season didn't end as he'd hoped -- Jansen allowed runs in three consecutive appearances and blew a save in the World Ser...

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2018 ADP:  36.44

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 275   DOB: 9/30/1987   BORN: Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By LA In 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kenley Jansen Contract Information:

Jansen agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal with Dodgers in Dec. of 2016.

April 22, 2018  –  Kenley Jansen News

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Jansen picked up his third save of the season, allowing two hits and striking out two in a scoreless inning Sunday against the Nationals.

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Kenley Jansen Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 20 A GRE 79 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 21 A INL 26 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 21 A INL 12 0 0 11.7 14 6 1 19 11 0 0 0 4.82 2.14
2009 21 AAA ALB 8 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 22 A+ INL 22 0 0 18.0 15 3 0 28 6 1 1 0 0 0 1.50 1.17
2010 22 AA CHA 22 0 0 27.0 14 5 0 50 17 4 0 8 0 0 1.67 1.15
2010 22 MAJ LAD 25 0 0 27.0 12 2 0 41 15 1 0 4 0 4 0.67 1.00
2011 23 A+ RAN 2 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 23 AA CHA 2 0 0 6.0 2 3 1 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.50 0.83
2011 23 MAJ LAD 51 0 0 53.7 30 17 3 96 26 2 1 5 1 9 2.85 1.04
2012 24 MAJ LAD 65 0 0 65.0 33 17 6 99 22 5 3 25 7 8 2.35 0.85
2013 25 MAJ LAD 75 0 0 76.7 48 16 6 111 18 4 3 28 4 16 1.88 0.86
2014 26 MAJ LAD 68 0 0 65.3 55 20 5 101 19 2 3 44 5 0 2.76 1.13
2015 27 A+ RAN 6 5 0 5.1 6 3 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.06 1.37
2015 27 MAJ LAD 54 0 0 52.3 33 14 6 80 8 2 1 36 2 1 2.41 0.78
2016 28 MAJ LAD 71 0 0 68.7 35 14 4 104 11 3 2 47 6 0 1.83 0.67
2017 29 MAJ LAD 65 0 0 68.3 44 10 5 109 7 5 0 41 1 1 1.32 0.75
2018 30 MAJ LAD 10 0 0 9.7 11 6 3 12 4 0 1 3 2 0 5.59 1.55
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3-Year Averages     63 0 0 63.1 37 12 5 97 8 3 1 41 3 0 1.71 0.71
Career  (View All)     484 0 0 486.7 301 116 38 753 130 24 14 233 2.15 0.89

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Kenley Jansen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 25 Mia 1.0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.59 1.55
Apr. 22 Was 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.23 1.62
Apr. 21 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.04 1.57
Apr. 17 @SD 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 8.10 1.65
Apr. 13 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.35 1.41
Apr. 10 Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 7.71 1.50
Apr. 8 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 9.00 1.75
Apr. 7 @SF 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 12.00 2.00
Apr. 2 @Ari 1.0 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 18.00 2.00
Mar. 30 SF 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.00 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.7 6 4 2 1 2 8 0 0 0 0-0 2 1 0 3.18 1.41
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
9.7 11 8 6 3 4 12 0 0 0 0-1 3 2 0 5.59 1.55
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
9.7 11 8 6 3 4 12 0 0 0 0-1 3 2 0 5.59 1.55

Kenley Jansen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201822528102.400
201712945429504.236
201612352622702.191

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201824723001.136
201712964315111.120
201612852513122.109

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20185.70126111.591.06
201734.7302053641.820.69
201639.3302760521.600.48

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20184.000163211.252.25
201733.7202156110.800.80
201629.3022044622.150.92
Kenley Jansen vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Kenley Jansen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 20 A GRE 79 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2009 21 A INL 26 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2009 21 A INL 12 0 11.7 14.66 8.49 1.73 0.77 79.2% 4.82 3.89 .483
2009 21 AAA ALB 8 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2010 22 A+ INL 22 0 18.0 14.00 3.00 4.67 0.00 85.7% 1.50 1.09 .397
2010 22 AA CHA 22 0 27.0 16.67 5.67 2.94 0.00 83.9% 1.67 1.39 .349
2010 22 MAJ LAD 25 0 27.0 13.67 5.00 2.73 0.00 0.75 92.6% 93.9 MPH 0.67 1.94 .255
2011 23 A+ RAN 2 2 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2011 23 AA CHA 2 0 6.0 13.50 4.50 3.00 1.50 50% 4.50 3.87 .112
2011 23 MAJ LAD 51 0 53.7 16.10 4.36 3.69 0.50 0.59 73.6% 93.4 MPH 2.85 1.91 .328
2012 24 MAJ LAD 65 0 65.0 13.71 3.05 4.50 0.83 0.69 77.6% 91.9 MPH 2.35 2.51 .243
2013 25 MAJ LAD 75 0 76.7 13.03 2.11 6.17 0.70 0.94 83.3% 92.4 MPH 1.88 2.14 .285
2014 26 MAJ LAD 68 0 65.3 13.91 2.62 5.32 0.69 0.98 78.3% 93.7 MPH 2.76 1.98 .375
2015 27 A+ RAN 6 5 5.1 14.12 1.76 8.00 1.76 66.7% 5.06 3.20 .439
2015 27 MAJ LAD 54 0 52.3 13.76 1.38 10.00 1.03 0.77 77.1% 92.5 MPH 2.41 2.21 .285
2016 28 MAJ LAD 71 0 68.7 13.63 1.44 9.45 0.52 0.63 76.2% 93.6 MPH 1.83 1.50 .257
2017 29 MAJ LAD 65 0 68.3 14.36 0.92 15.57 0.66 1.06 89.1% 93.3 MPH 1.32 1.36 .318
2018 30 MAJ LAD 10 0 9.7 11.17 3.72 3.00 2.79 0.53 75% 91.9 MPH 5.59 5.99 .344
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 12.46 1.36 9.14 0.64 84% 1.62 -1.39 .270
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.6 13.75 1.37 10.02 0.55 82.1% 1.67 1.40 .295
Rest Of Season     0 0 57.7 13.95 1.32 10.59 0.71 82.8% 1.75 1.56 .292
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3-Year Averages     63 0 63.1 13.83 1.14 12.13 0.71 82.5% 1.71 1.54 .283
Career     484 0 486.7 13.93 2.40 5.79 0.70 80.2% 2.15 1.95 .298

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Kenley Jansen Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 52.3 -2 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2016 68.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 68.3 -3 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0
2018 9.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Kenley Jansen    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
GOOD
11.17 K/9
GREAT
3.72 BB/9
WEAK
91.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.53 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.59 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.55 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.99 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.344 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Kenley Jansen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jansen blew his second save of the season Tuesday, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two over an inning in an eventual win over the Padres.

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Jansen got the save against the Athletics on Tuesday, yielding no hits in two-thirds of an inning, striking out one with no walks to close out the Dodgers' 4-0 victory.

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Jansen struck out the side around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the Giants.

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Jansen allowed two hits in a scoreless inning Saturday against the Giants.

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Jansen gave up a game-tying three-run homer to Chris Owings with two outs in the ninth inning Monday to blow a save in the Dodgers' eventual 8-7 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Jansen threw a bullpen session Saturday to work on his mechanics and acknowledges he must improve the velocity on his cutter, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

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Jansen -- who gave up Friday's only run -- reportedly saw his velocity dip to the 88-89 mph range, according to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register.

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Jansen (hamstring) struck out one batter in a scoreless inning of work Thursday against the Royals.

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Jansen (hamstring) will pitch in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Royals, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Jansen was scratched from Friday's scheduled appearance due to hamstring tightness. He is expected to take the mound in a minor-league game Monday, Andy McCullough of The Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

In his walk year, Jansen posted career bests in saves (47), ERA (1.83) and WHIP (0.67). Batters were simply unable to properly square up the 29-year-old's cutter, which was regularly hitting the mid-90s by season's end. That isn't a new development, as Jansen's career low strikeout rate in the majors is 37.6 percent from his rookie year in 2010. His K-BB% (37.1 percent) and FIP (1.44) both ranked second among qualified relievers last season, solidifying his place in the very highest tier of MLB bullpen arms. The new development is he showed an ability to last multiple innings in a game during the playoffs, a la Andrew Miller, throwing 20.1 innings across seven postseason games. Jansen remained where he was comfortable, signing a five-year $80 million deal with the Dodgers this offseason, making his outlook pretty straight forward. He will remain one of the top closers on the board as long as his skills remain constant.

2016

A foot injury resulted in Jansen's 2015 debut being delayed until mid-May, but once he returned, the right-hander once again provided a stabilizing influence in what was a less-than-stable Dodgers bullpen. Jansen converted 36-of-38 save opportunities, a total that projects to 48 saves had he played the full six months. His 13.8 K/9 represented his fourth consecutive 13.0-plus mark in that category, while his 1.4 BB/9 was less than half his 2.9 career mark. The Dodgers may add new pieces to the bridge in front of him before Opening Day, but there is little to suggest that the organization sees him as anything other than a lock to be their closer in 2016. At age 28, he's firmly in his prime and should be drafted as one of the first closers off the board.

2015

Jansen allowed 45 percent of his seasonís runs in three outings. The trio of three-run outings was contained in just two innings of work and that was essentially the difference in his ERA from 2013 to 2014. Otherwise, he was still absolutely amazing with a career-high 44 saves, a 37.7% strikeout rate, and 5.3 K/BB ratio. Absent those three crazy outings and his out-of-whack .350 BABIP, he might have bested his 1.99 ERA from 2013. While his strikeout rate is technically dropping if you push out a decimal, from 39.3% to 37.7%, his swinging-strike rate is actually on the rise from 14.2% to 16.6%, meaning the strikeout rate could jump back up toward his obscene 44.0% mark from 2011. His stikeout and save totals will almost certainly fall this season, with Jansen expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left foot in mid-February, but he should have no trouble regaining the closer role once healthy.

2014

Well who knew Jansen would be a better closer than Brandon League last year? Okay, put your collective hands down. Jansen was spectacular, posting a 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and an eye-popping 111:18 K:BB in 76.2 innings. Jansen has cut his BB/9 rate from 4.4 to 3.1 to 2.1 over the last three years while maintaining a 13.0 K/9 rate. He should be a top-five closer again in 2014 and should not have a problem topping the 2013 save total (28) with a full season handling the Dodgers' ninth-inning role.

2013

Jansen's strikeout rate wasn't quite on 2011's historic level, but a 13.7 K/9 is still quite impressive. Jansen recorded 25 saves, 99 strikeouts, and checked in with a 2.35 ERA and impressive 0.85 WHIP. He had offseason surgery to correct a heart ailment and should be able to get through a full season in 2013 without a recurrence. Over the offseason, the Dodgers gave Brandon League a $22.5 million contract to be their closer, which sinks Jansen's fantasy value assuming that League pitches well enough to keep the job. Monitor this situation between now and Opening Day and slot Jansen accordingly.

2012

Despite a minor heart ailment, Jansen had a breakout 2011, setting a single-season big league record with a 16.10 K/9IP (96 strikeouts in 53.2 innings) for pitchers with a minimum of 50 innings pitched. The converted catcher functioned primarily as a setup man for Javy Guerra last year, but it's likely he'll have the opportunity to compete for the closer slot come spring training. Jansen has the talent to be a top-five closer given the opportunity.

2011

It was an eye-popping debut for the converted catcher in 2010, as Jansen rode a grand total of 56 professional innings to a key role in the Dodger bullpen. Routinely hitting the mid-90s and above, Jansen struck out 41 batters in 27 innings while posting a 0.67 ERA. Sure, the 15 walks were a few more than you'd like to see, but Jansen is still raw and improved command could easily come in time. He's set to pitch near the back end of the LA bullpen in 2011 and could find himself in the closer discussion depending on how things shake out with Jonathan Broxton's command and Hong-Chih Kuo's health.