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Kenley Jansen
Birthdate: 9/30/1987 (29 y, 5 m, 29 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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DateTeamOppGSvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
Total- - -- - -092.290.291.8   81.7      
DateTeamOppGSvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2012-10-03LADSFG094.8 93.0          
2012-10-02LADSFG094.4 93.7   84.2      
2012-10-01LADSFG094.6 94.2          
2012-09-29LADCOL094.7 93.2          
2012-09-27LAD@SDP092.8 91.0   81.7      
2012-09-25LAD@SDP090.2 90.8   81.0      
2012-09-23LAD@CIN0 90.589.4          
2012-09-21LAD@CIN0  90.1   81.1      
2012-09-20LAD@WSN0  90.7          
2012-08-27LAD@COL0  89.6   81.1      
2012-08-22LADSFG0  92.5   83.3      
2012-08-18LAD@ATL089.9 92.2   84.3      
2012-08-13LAD@PIT0  91.6          
2012-08-10LAD@MIA0  91.8   82.6      
2012-08-08LADCOL0  92.1          
2012-08-05LADCHC095.4 93.2          
2012-08-04LADCHC0  91.9          
2012-08-01LADARI0  91.8   80.8      
2012-07-27LAD@SFG0  91.1          
DateTeamOppGSvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2012-07-23LAD@STL092.5 91.7   81.1      
2012-07-21LAD@NYM0  90.9   81.8      
2012-07-20LAD@NYM0  92.3          
2012-07-18LADPHI092.7 91.8   81.8      
2012-07-17LADPHI0  90.3   80.9      
2012-07-14LADSDP0  91.9   79.3      
2012-07-13LADSDP0  89.9          
2012-07-08LAD@ARI0  90.5   79.9      
2012-07-05LAD@ARI0  91.1          
2012-07-04LADCIN0  90.5          
2012-07-03LADCIN092.2 90.5   80.1      
2012-07-01LADNYM0  91.0          
2012-06-29LADNYM0  91.0   79.7      
2012-06-23LAD@LAA0  92.3   81.7      
2012-06-15LADCHW0  91.6   80.5      
2012-06-13LADLAA0  90.9   81.8      
2012-06-12LADLAA0  90.6          
2012-06-11LADLAA0  92.0   81.5      
2012-06-06LAD@PHI092.4 92.2   82.1      
DateTeamOppGSvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2012-06-05LAD@PHI092.0 92.4          
2012-06-04LAD@PHI0  92.3          
2012-06-02LAD@COL089.8 92.4   79.7      
2012-05-30LADMIL0  91.4   81.2      
2012-05-26LADHOU0  91.0   83.3      
2012-05-22LAD@ARI0  93.1   82.1      
2012-05-20LADSTL0  93.4          
2012-05-18LADSTL0  91.3          
2012-05-14LADARI0  92.4   82.0      
2012-05-12LADCOL092.5 93.8   81.9      
2012-05-09LADSFG0  90.6   82.3      
2012-05-06LAD@CHC0  92.7   81.4      
2012-05-01LAD@COL0  92.9   82.7      
2012-04-29LADWSN092.7 91.9          
2012-04-27LADWSN094.6 92.8   81.5      
2012-04-25LADATL0  92.1          
2012-04-24LADATL0  92.8   82.4      
2012-04-21LAD@HOU0  92.8          
2012-04-20LAD@HOU0  92.1          
DateTeamOppGSvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2012-04-18LAD@MIL0  92.2   82.4      
2012-04-17LAD@MIL0  92.5          
2012-04-15LADSDP092.789.991.6   80.5      
2012-04-13LADSDP090.2 89.8          
2012-04-11LADPIT092.3 91.2   82.7      
2012-04-10LADPIT093.8 93.1          
2012-04-07LAD@SDP0  92.4          
2012-04-05LAD@SDP0  91.9   80.5