Jansen
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
0-3
ERA
2.15
WHIP
0.902
K
61
SV
32
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 Series -- but the right-hander was absolutely dominant throughout most of the... read more
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 Series -- but the right-hander was absolutely dominant throughout most of the year. He posted a 1.31 FIP (best among all pitchers with at least 50 innings) and 39.5 K-BB percentage while going 41-for-42 in save chances during the regular season. The walk rate was the lowest of his career and his swinging-strike rate was his highest mark ever, so while it seems impossible for him to get any better, the skills are elite and there aren't even any yellow flags entering his age-30 season. The team context solidifies Jansen as the top closer option on the board.
STATUS: 10-Day DL    INJURY: Chest    RETURN DATE: Sep 7,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: B    Throws: R    HT: 6'5"    WT: 275 lbs.    DOB: 9/30/1987    College: None    Drafted: 2004Show Contract
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Kenley Jansen Contract Info:
Jansen agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal with Dodgers in Dec. of 2016.
Hopeful for quicker return
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Chest
August 14, 2018
Jansen (chest) will throw to hitters Wednesday and Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Kenley Jansen
4.36 K/BB
GREAT
10.10 K/9
GOOD
2.32 BB/9
GREAT
92.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
0.93 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
2.15 ERA
GREAT
0.90 WHIP
ELITE
3.16 FIP
GOOD
0.239 BABIP
LOW
83.7 % Strand Rate
HIGH
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  1. Kenley Jansen 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Kenley Jansen 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Kenley Jansen 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Kenley Jansen 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Jansen allowed 45 percent of his season’s 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.
  5. Kenley Jansen 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Kenley Jansen 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Kenley Jansen 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Kenley Jansen 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Hopeful for quicker return
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Chest
August 14, 2018
Jansen (chest) will throw to hitters Wednesday and Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Scheduled for mound work
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Chest
August 13, 2018
Jansen (chest) will throw a bullpen session sometime this week, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Officially put on disabled list
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Chest
August 10, 2018
Jansen (chest) was placed on the 10-day DL on Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Facing month-long absence
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Chest
August 10, 2018
Jansen (chest) is expected be sidelined for a month as he receives treatment for an irregular heartbeart, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
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Unavailable through weekend
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Chest
August 10, 2018
Jansen (chest) returned to Los Angeles for further testing Thursday due to an irregular heartbeat and will not be available for this weekend's series at Colorado, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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