Who Should I Draft?

Blake Treinen or Kenley Jansen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 22
Best Rank# 13# 10
Worst Rank# 36# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 71
Best Rank# 57# 55
Worst Rank# 71# 77
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8383
Wins43
Saves3238
ERA2.662.88
WHIP1.121.00
   
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  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6869
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched80.272.3
   
Wins91
   
Losses25
   
Saves3838
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4654
   
Earned Runs724
   
Home Runs Allowed213
   
Strikeouts10082
   
Walks2117
   
ERA0.783.01
   
WHIP0.830.99
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6967
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched73.766.9
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves3238
   
Blown Saves75
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5952
   
Earned Runs2221
   
Home Runs Allowed58
   
Strikeouts8383
   
Walks2415
   
ERA2.662.88
   
WHIP1.121.00
   
  Blake Treinen
RP - OAK
Blake Treinen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Blake Treinen will not pitch again this season due to a stress reaction in his back.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Kenley Jansen struck out two over 1 1/3 perfect innings to record his 30th save of 2019 on Tuesday versus the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 18th
 Blake Treinen (6-5) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record a out. He was charged with his fifth loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
Kenley Jansen picked up his 29th save of 2019 on Thursday in Baltimore, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
 Blake Treinen allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two in a scoreless inning in Friday's 3-2 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
Kenley Jansen picked up his 28th save of 2019 on Tuesday versus Colorado, allowing a run but preserving the 5-3 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
 Blake Treinen (6-3) allowed one hit through a scoreless inning in Thursday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers. He picked up his sixth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 1st
Kenley Jansen suffered his sixth blown save of the season on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays, giving up a solo homer in the ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
 Blake Treinen (4-3) issued one walk while striking out two in a scoreless inning in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rangers. He picked up his fourth win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 29th
Kenley Jansen allowed two runs in the ninth inning on Friday versus Arizona, getting charged with his fifth blown save of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
Notes 
 Treinen was simply phenomenal for Oakland last season, and he enters 2019 neck-and-neck with Edwin Diaz for the title of fantasy's number one closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Jansen has been so good for so long that you might automatically assume him to be the top closer once again in 2019, but last year, he was nowhere close to it. Rather, his ERA plummeted to 3.01 with "just" 82 Ks. You can still grab him among the top tier, but you shouldn't even be considering taking him in the first five or six rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Drafters should know better than to expect another 0.78 ERA from Treinen, but his ascension into an elite stopper was legit. He posted 100 punchouts with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (18.2%) behind Edwin Diaz and Josh Hader, and no reliever got opponents to chase outside the zone more often. Yet paying for any reliever's career year is dicey, especially a 30-year-old who had never struck out a batter per inning before 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Kenley Jansen's numbers declined across the board last season, as he posted the lowest K/9 rate (10.3) and highest ERA (3.01) of his career. And yet he still finished as the seventh-best reliever in standard rotisserie leagues. Jansen has pronounced himself "ready to roll" following his second heart procedure in November, and while players are known for being overly optimistic about their health, there isn't much reason to view Jansen as a major risk to miss time. The projection systems generally expect last year's numbers to be Jansen's new normal, so he could be overvalued if fantasy owners anticipate the Jansen of old, but he should still be regarded as a reliable top-10 closer for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Treinen was magical last season, floating a 0.78 ERA and 0.834 WHIP to go with 100 Ks and 38 saves. That made him the number two fantasy closer behind only Edwin Diaz, and that is precisely how he should be drafted this year. With that said, no closer taken in the first five rounds ever returns enough value so be patient.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
What felt like a disastrous season for Jansen would have been great for most other relievers. He registered a career-high 3.01 ERA and career-low 10.3 K/9 substantially below his career average of 13.5. Health is his primary concern after undergoing heart surgery over the offseason, and he reportedly lost 25 pounds and is "ready to roll." Although no longer the premier closer in town, he's still a top-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros