Kenley Jansen Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 265 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/30/1987 (33)
Kenley Jansen Season Stats
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Kenley Jansen News
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen got a four-out save in Wednesday's victory versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jansen allowed a walk, but also got a strikeout and allowed no hits. The veteran has remained one of the games top closers this season and now has 1.75 ERA with 14 saves. Manager Dave Roberts said after the game that Jansen would be unavailable for Thursday's contest and he will rest after throwing in consecutive games. Reliever Blake Treinen would be next in line if the Dodgers have a save opportunity on Thursday.
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded the final out of Tuesday's victory for his 13th save of the season versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jansen was called upon to get Phillip Evans out with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and he came through with a strikeout. Jansen continues to have a strong season and now owns a 1.85 ERA on the season. He remains one of the best closers in the league and managers should feel confident in the veteran stopper.
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was brought in to finish off the ninth inning in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Blake Treinen began the ninth inning and wound up giving up the game-winning run before Jansen came in to retire the last two batters in order. Jansen had his worst outing of the year in his previous appearance before this one. He gave up three runs (two earned) over 2/3 of an inning against the San Francisco Giants last Friday. He suffered his second loss of the year in the game. Jansen is still in the midst of one of his best seasons in recent years. He has a 1.96 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 12 saves over 22 appearances.
It's no secret that Jansen is no longer what he was as recently as 2017. From 2019-20, his ERA did improve, from 3.71 in 63 innings to 3.33 in 24 1/3 innings. The main cause was a sharp decrease in home runs allowed, but he also set a career-low 25% ground ball rate, so it's too optimistic to assume he'll keep the home runs down again in a larger 2021 sample. Jansen had his best strikeout rate since 2017 at 32.4% but also his worst walk rate since 2012 (8.8%). The net result on xFIP was a third-straight year setting a career-worst mark, this time 4.18, which is still within reason. In terms of his stuff, he did gain some movement on his cutter in 2020, but it lost another 0.8 mph, sitting at 90.9 mph. All that said, while the old, dominant version of Jansen is long gone, he's still a competent pitcher and quite durable; his 11 saves in 2020 tied for third in MLB and he enters 2021 as RotoBaller's ninth-ranked relief pitcher. If your draft has reached his 137 ADP, you still don't have a closer, and you're not punting saves, consider drafting him then.