Danny Jansen

Danny Jansen

27-Year-Old CatcherC
Toronto Blue Jays
2022 Fantasy Outlook
It seemed like the Jays were destined to make a move at catcher, as Jansen, Alejandro Kirk and prospect Gabriel Moreno all seemed like candidates for playing time in 2022. However, Kirk may be a designated hitter, at least early in the year and Moreno won't be rushed to the majors, so Jansen still retains value even in a crowded situation. He hit .316/.373/.750 with eight home runs in 83 plate appearances from July on after missing time with an injury. Jansen's glove is good enough to keep him in the lineup over half the time, but if the improved offensive output from the end of last season carries over, he could be an excellent fantasy value, especially in two-catcher leagues. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#371
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$Signed a one-year, $580,900 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Not in Tuesday's lineup
CToronto Blue Jays
May 17, 2022
Jansen will sit Tuesday against the Mariners.
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Jansen has now started just twice in four games since returning from an oblique injury Saturday. It's unclear if his playing time will pick up once he's further removed from the injured list or if he and Alejandro Kirk, who starts Tuesday, will continue an even split behind the plate going forward.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
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#5
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#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+66%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+241%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+48%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+79%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .541 122 13 4 12 0 .136 .250 .291
Since 2020vs Right .896 243 41 16 40 0 .259 .349 .547
2022vs Left .708 8 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .333
2022vs Right 2.417 9 4 3 4 0 .625 .667 1.750
2021vs Left .583 68 9 3 6 0 .150 .250 .333
2021vs Right .864 137 23 8 22 0 .258 .324 .540
2020vs Left .443 46 4 1 6 0 .108 .227 .216
2020vs Right .792 97 14 5 14 0 .225 .354 .438
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+45%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+21%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+86%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .932 164 29 11 26 0 .271 .356 .576
Since 2020Away .644 205 25 9 26 0 .172 .282 .362
2022Home 1.591 12 3 2 2 0 .455 .500 1.091
2022Away 1.933 5 1 1 2 0 .333 .600 1.333
2021Home .864 86 15 5 11 0 .256 .326 .538
2021Away .704 119 17 6 17 0 .198 .280 .425
2020Home .897 66 11 4 13 0 .255 .369 .527
2020Away .481 81 7 2 7 0 .123 .266 .215
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Stat Review
How does Danny Jansen compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
1.00
 
BB Rate
11.8%
 
K Rate
11.8%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.714
 
AVG
.429
 
OBP
.529
 
SLG
1.143
 
OPS
1.672
 
wOBA
.674
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
50.0%
 
Barrels/PA
33.3%
 
Sprint Speed
21.4
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Danny Jansen
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
3 days ago
Erik Siegrist reviews the free-agent pool in the American League and finds a mixed bag of prospects, veterans and players returning from injuries, including Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen.
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26 days ago
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37 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
2019
Jansen is entering his fourth season at the big-league level, but has yet to approach 700 career PA. Sample size studies will tell you that past performance does not guarantee future results, and that is a good thing for Jansen because he has done little outside of a hot September 2019. The 2020 season saw him become more accepting of his walks, and somehow hit three of his eight homers off Tyler Glasnow (two in the Wild Card Game) but otherwise did little else at the plate. He mostly hunts for fastballs, which really leaves him susceptible to anything offspeed (.094 career batting average). The expected stats do not make us excited about a 2021 breakout from the young catcher, but the Jays can afford to give him time while the rest of their young studs carry the load. You can roster him as an endgame second catcher to see if the next few hundred plate appearances are better than the first 700.
Jansen entered last season with fewer than 100 MLB plate appearances to his name, but the sterling plate skills and improving pop he showed as a prospect made him an appealing fantasy target amid the barren catcher landscape. The juiced ball ultimately made many catchers more useful than expected, but Jansen wasn't one of them. In fact, he was actively harmful in fantasy. His .207 average placed him 29th among the 30 backstops with 300-plus plate appearances, and his 13 homers weren't special in the 2019 context. The disappointing numbers will drop Jansen's draft-day price, but he shouldn't be dismissed yet. His 81.3 percent contact rate and 42.4 hard-hit rate ranked highly among catchers and offer hope that he'll push his average to a more palatable level with some likely BABIP improvement. Additionally, a Jays lineup overflowing with young talent should lift Jansen's RBI and run ceilings compared to 2019.
A plus contributor at the desolate catcher position is a pipe dream for many. Jansen was a net positive during his time with Toronto in 2018, making him a popular late-round target this draft season. He smacked three homers, giving him 15 total across two levels, and posted a 115 wRC+, which if you lower the threshold to just 50 plate appearances, made Jansen a top-10 rate contributor at the position. Jansen also displayed quality plate skills with a manageable 17.9 K% and 9.5 BB%. The problem is that when he's everyone's favorite cheap catcher, eventually he will no longer be cheap. Drafters, especially those in two-catcher leagues, will continue to push him higher and higher as we get closer to Opening Day. It's possible Jansen will be worth it even after some helium, as he's firmly atop the depth chart with Russell Martin traded to Los Angeles. Just be sure to have some other names at the ready in case you get sniped.
More Fantasy News
Sits after homering Saturday
CToronto Blue Jays
May 15, 2022
Jansen is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.
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Reinstated, starting Saturday
CToronto Blue Jays
May 14, 2022
Jansen (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and is starting Saturday against the Rays.
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Could return Saturday
CToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
May 13, 2022
Jansen (oblique) could be activated Saturday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Begins rehab assignment
CToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
May 10, 2022
Jansen (oblique) began a rehab assignment with Single-A Dunedin on Tuesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Traveling with team
CToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
May 5, 2022
Jansen (oblique) will do some running and hit in the batting cage after traveling to Cleveland with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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