Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
26-Year-Old CatcherC
Toronto Blue Jays
10-Day IL
Injury Hamstring
Est. Return 6/19/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#345
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $580,900 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Nearly ready to return
CToronto Blue Jays
Hamstring
June 15, 2021
Jansen (hamstring) took live batting practice Tuesday and is close to returning from the injured list, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Jansen will be eligible to return Thursday. The Blue Jays haven't officially confirmed that they expect him to return when first eligible, but it looks as though he has a chance to do so.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
20
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+199%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+79%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .576 215 21 7 22 0 .169 .258 .317
Since 2019vs Right .653 434 51 15 49 0 .206 .292 .360
2021vs Left .226 41 4 0 1 0 .056 .171 .056
2021vs Right .676 81 9 3 7 0 .208 .288 .389
2020vs Left .443 46 4 1 6 0 .108 .227 .216
2020vs Right .792 97 14 5 14 0 .225 .354 .438
2019vs Left .728 128 13 6 15 0 .224 .297 .431
2019vs Right .595 256 28 7 28 0 .199 .271 .325
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+86%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .683 299 38 12 36 0 .211 .292 .391
Since 2019Away .576 354 34 10 35 0 .178 .271 .304
2021Home .562 49 5 0 3 0 .209 .306 .256
2021Away .501 73 8 3 5 0 .123 .208 .292
2020Home .897 66 11 4 13 0 .255 .369 .527
2020Away .481 81 7 2 7 0 .123 .266 .215
2019Home .642 184 22 8 20 0 .196 .261 .381
2019Away .637 200 19 5 23 0 .218 .296 .341
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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.
BB/K
0.39
 
BB Rate
9.8%
 
K Rate
25.4%
 
BABIP
.189
 
ISO
.120
 
AVG
.157
 
OBP
.248
 
SLG
.278
 
OPS
.526
 
wOBA
.242
 
Exit Velocity
80.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.1%
 
Barrels/PA
4.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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.
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Placed on injured list
CToronto Blue Jays
Hamstring
June 8, 2021
Jansen landed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Tuesday.
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Slated for further testing
CToronto Blue Jays
Hamstring
June 6, 2021
Jansen (hamstring) will receive further testing Sunday and Monday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
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Suffers hamstring strain
CToronto Blue Jays
Hamstring
June 6, 2021
Jansen left Sunday's game against the Astros with a right hamstring strain, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
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Exits Sunday
CToronto Blue Jays
Undisclosed
June 6, 2021
Jansen left Sunday's game against the Astros with an undisclosed injury, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Retreats to bench
CToronto Blue Jays
June 5, 2021
Jansen isn't starting Saturday against Houston.
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