Danny Jansen Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/15/1995 (27)
Danny Jansen Season Stats
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Danny Jansen News
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen will serve as the designated hitter and will bat eighth on Friday in Game 1 of the American League Wild-Card Series against the Seattle Mariners and right-hander Luis Castillo. Jansen has some pop in his bat for a catcher, as he slugged a career-high 15 home runs in 72 games for Toronto this year, also adding a .260/.339/.516 slash line with an .855 OPS, 44 RBI, 34 runs scored and a stolen base. Jansen enters the playoffs on a hot streak at the plate, too, going 8-for-24 (.333) with two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored in the last seven games of the regular season.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen hit his 14th home run of the season Wednesday, a solo shot off of New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole in the sixth inning of an 8-3 loss. Jansen also walked in four plate appearances. Jansen has a solid .841 OPS with 31 runs scored and 38 RBI in 228 plate appearances this year. In Jansen and fellow backstop Alejandro Kirk, the Blue Jays have gotten excellent production from their catchers, and both should be on the radar for fantasy managers heading into 2023.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It will be the second straight day that Jansen will begin on the bench for Toronto. He hit just .213 (10-for-47) with two home runs, nine RBI, seven runs scored and 11 strikeouts in 15 games in the month of August. Overall, the 27-year-old backstop is slashing .219/.293/.474 with 11 home runs, 30 RBI and 21 runs scored for the Blue Jays in 157 plate appearances and 45 games this year. Alejandro Kirk is doing the catching against Pittsburgh and will hit cleanup against Pirates right-hander Johan Oviedo on Friday. Kirk has been much more effective for fantasy managers than Jansen, as he's hitting .296/.380/.443 with an .823 OPS, 13 long balls, 51 RBI and 52 runs scored in 379 at-bats.
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.