Danny Jansen Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/15/1995 (28)
Danny Jansen Season Stats
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Danny Jansen News
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (finger) is out of a cast after visiting with his surgeon on Wednesday, although he's now in a splint. His surgery to set and stabilize the bone in his finger has been successful and he can now start doing mobility work with his fingers. However, there's no timeline set for his return just yet. The 28-year-old backstop has been out with a right middle-finger fracture that he suffered when he was hit by a foul ball on Sept. 1. At this point in the season with less than 10 games remaining in the regular season, if Jansen ends up returning at all, it will most likely be if the Blue Jays make it to the postseason as an American League wild-card team. Alejandro Kirk will continue to serve as the team's primary catcher until Jansen is able to return.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (finger) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday. This doesn't comes as a surprise after Jansen fractured his finger when he took a ball off his hand during Friday's game. The team hasn't given a timetable for his return to the field. There is a chance that Jansen is done for the season, but the team should offer a timetable at some point. Tyler Heineman has been recalled to take the spot on the active roster. He won't offer much fantasy value with Alejandro Kirk getting a majority of the playing time behind the plate.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (finger) suffered a fractured finger in Friday's game against the Colorado Rockies. The 28-year-old was hit in the right hand by a foul tip in the sixth inning, finishing the frame behind the plate before he exited ahead of his at-bat in the seventh. He went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI before departing. Jansen missed a few games after being hit on the same hand by a pitch earlier in August, but he's likely facing a more significant absence with this injury. Toronto will re-evaluate the backstop on Saturday, but fantasy managers likely shouldn't expect Jansen back for several weeks. 2023 disappointment Alejandro Kirk will get all the action he can handle behind the dish while Jansen, who is hitting .228 with 17 homers, 53 RBI, and a .786 OPS in 268 at-bats, is on the shelf.
Over the past two seasons, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen has shown what made him a top prospect before his debut in 2018, posting a 124 wRC+. This year he really hit his stride, smacking 15 home runs with a .260 average, one stolen base, 34 runs, and 44 RBI across 72 games. Jansen has the tools; he owns a 19.9% career strikeout rate and 8.7% barrel rate and produced back-to-back seasons with an average exit velocity of at least 90 MPH. The 27-year-old started hitting a ton of fly balls in 2022 (32.4%) and pulled them an insane amount (41.6%). Regardless, fantasy managers should play it cautiously. Not only did Jansen only appear in 72 games with multiple injuries, but he only played 70 games the previous year. Even if he stays healthy, everyday at-bats aren't a guarantee. Although the Blue Jays traded Gabriel Moreno, they still employ Alejandro Kirk, who was the superior defender by multiple metrics, and Jansen will have to split designated hitter duties with Brandon Belt. The backstop's 186 ADP would be a steal if he had constant playing time and a healthy track record, but fantasy managers should buy into more of a guarantee.