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Kenley Jansen
Birthdate: 9/30/1987 (29 y, 5 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 6-6/260     Position: P
Contract: $80M / 5 Years (2017 - 2021)
RotoWire News: Jansen says he will join the Netherlands for the Championship Round of the World Baseball Classic, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. (3/15/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Jansen somehow keeps getting better. His strikeout and walk rates have both improved each of the last two seasons while his swinging strike rate hit a career-high 17%. Just for good measure, he notched a career-high 47 saves, too. All the while, he is doing his best Mariano Rivera imitation by leaning on his cutter an eye-popping 94% of the time. In fact he is almost a supercharged Rivera as his cutter runs at a 93.6 MPH average, whereas Mo was more 91-92 with his. Jansen’s 104 strikeouts actually gave him more than two starters qualified for the ERA title (Martin Perez and Jered Weaver at 103 apiece). There is a case for Jansen atop the closer ranks, though it’s an open discussion between Jansen, Aroldis Chapman, and Zach Britton. Jansen going back to LA mitigates some fantasy risk as you never know exactly how a player will transition to a brand new city with a lofty contract. He will still have expectations raised due to his payday, but he is an established with the Dodgers and honestly, the money doesn’t really kick in until 2019. He makes essentially his 2016 salary in both 2017 and 2018. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Jansen is a preseason injury in 2015 away from four straight 100-strikeout seasons and those strikeouts help set him apart from the herd at closer. The lowest you can reasonably slot Jansen is third among closers and there are plenty of reasons to slot him at the very top. He only needs one pitch to decimate the opposition and shows no signs of slowing down.

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DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
Total- - -- - -04.8 %0.2 %89.4 %   5.6 %       
DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2012-10-03LADSFG05.6 % 94.4 %           
2012-10-02LADSFG030.8 % 53.9 %   15.4 %       
2012-10-01LADSFG05.9 % 94.1 %           
2012-09-29LADCOL018.2 % 81.8 %           
2012-09-27LAD@SDP05.6 % 88.9 %   5.6 %       
2012-09-25LAD@SDP09.1 % 81.8 %   9.1 %       
2012-09-23LAD@CIN0 5.3 %94.7 %           
2012-09-21LAD@CIN0  92.3 %   7.7 %       
2012-09-20LAD@WSN0  100.0 %           
2012-08-27LAD@COL0  93.8 %   6.3 %       
2012-08-22LADSFG0  87.5 %   12.5 %       
2012-08-18LAD@ATL066.7 % 20.0 %   13.3 %       
2012-08-13LAD@PIT0  100.0 %           
2012-08-10LAD@MIA0  95.0 %   5.0 %       
2012-08-08LADCOL0  100.0 %           
2012-08-05LADCHC015.4 % 84.6 %           
2012-08-04LADCHC0  100.0 %           
2012-08-01LADARI0  88.9 %   11.1 %       
2012-07-27LAD@SFG0  100.0 %           
DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2012-07-23LAD@STL013.3 % 73.3 %   13.3 %       
2012-07-21LAD@NYM0  90.9 %   9.1 %       
2012-07-20LAD@NYM0  100.0 %           
2012-07-18LADPHI03.7 % 92.6 %   3.7 %       
2012-07-17LADPHI0  92.3 %   7.7 %       
2012-07-14LADSDP0  96.2 %   3.9 %       
2012-07-13LADSDP0  100.0 %           
2012-07-08LAD@ARI0  87.5 %   12.5 %       
2012-07-05LAD@ARI0  100.0 %           
2012-07-04LADCIN0  100.0 %           
2012-07-03LADCIN05.6 % 83.3 %   11.1 %       
2012-07-01LADNYM0  100.0 %           
2012-06-29LADNYM0  85.7 %   14.3 %       
2012-06-23LAD@LAA0  78.6 %   21.4 %       
2012-06-15LADCHW0  93.3 %   6.7 %       
2012-06-13LADLAA0  78.6 %   21.4 %       
2012-06-12LADLAA0  100.0 %           
2012-06-11LADLAA0  95.8 %   4.2 %       
2012-06-06LAD@PHI06.3 % 90.6 %   3.1 %       
DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2012-06-05LAD@PHI06.7 % 93.3 %           
2012-06-04LAD@PHI0  100.0 %           
2012-06-02LAD@COL014.3 % 78.6 %   7.1 %       
2012-05-30LADMIL0  86.7 %   13.3 %       
2012-05-26LADHOU0  92.6 %   7.4 %       
2012-05-22LAD@ARI0  95.0 %   5.0 %       
2012-05-20LADSTL0  100.0 %           
2012-05-18LADSTL0  100.0 %           
2012-05-14LADARI0  92.9 %   7.1 %       
2012-05-12LADCOL05.9 % 82.4 %   11.8 %       
2012-05-09LADSFG0  88.2 %   11.8 %       
2012-05-06LAD@CHC0  94.1 %   5.9 %       
2012-05-01LAD@COL0  85.2 %   14.8 %       
2012-04-29LADWSN07.7 % 92.3 %           
2012-04-27LADWSN011.8 % 82.4 %   5.9 %       
2012-04-25LADATL0  100.0 %           
2012-04-24LADATL0  95.2 %   4.8 %       
2012-04-21LAD@HOU0  100.0 %           
2012-04-20LAD@HOU0  100.0 %           
DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2012-04-18LAD@MIL0  92.3 %   7.7 %       
2012-04-17LAD@MIL0  100.0 %           
2012-04-15LADSDP040.0 %10.0 %30.0 %   20.0 %       
2012-04-13LADSDP021.7 % 78.3 %           
2012-04-11LADPIT011.1 % 83.3 %   5.6 %       
2012-04-10LADPIT020.0 % 80.0 %           
2012-04-07LAD@SDP0  100.0 %           
2012-04-05LAD@SDP0  88.5 %   11.5 %