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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Kenley Jansen (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
37 of 50 experts
26%
Recommended by
13 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 47
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 68# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 104
Best Rank# 98# 93
Worst Rank# 122# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7478
Wins44
Saves3024
ERA3.743.52
WHIP1.131.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 55
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 43
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 39# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 40
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 47
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 49# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 50
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 68# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2723
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.022.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses11
   
Saves1116
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed1813
   
Earned Runs85
   
Home Runs Allowed20
   
Strikeouts3329
   
Walks94
   
ERA2.962.05
   
WHIP1.110.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6362
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.960.5
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3024
   
Blown Saves103
   
Holds24
   
Hits Allowed5251
   
Earned Runs2524
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7478
   
Walks1718
   
ERA3.743.52
   
WHIP1.131.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
News 
 RHP Kenley Jansen picked up his third save of the year on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning vs. Colorado, walking one and striking out three in a 4-2 Dodgers win.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
In a 0-0 tie game, Brad Hand pitched a scoreless 9th inning with one hit and one strikeout. Then Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off home run, which landed Hand the win.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
 RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Sunday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two in the Dodgers 3-0 win over the Nationals.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
Brad Hand earned his first save of the season but labored a bit with 26 pitches. Hand allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 12th
 RHP Kenley Jansen struggled with his control on Wednesday, blowing a save by allowing one run on one hit with a pair of walks in the Dodgers 3-4 loss in extra-innings to the A's.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
Brad Hand came in the ninth inning of a non-save situation. Hand pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout in his first appearance of 2021.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 11th
 Kenley Jansen picked up his first save of the season on Saturday when he struck out one and walked one over 1 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 6-5 win over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 4th
Nationals reliever Brad Hand was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday, according to The Athletic's Maria Torres.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 9th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Kenley Jansen will open the season as the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 18th
LHP Brad Hand was left off the Nationals' Opening Day roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Notes 
 It feels like Jansen has been on the verge of losing his job at several points over the last two seasons, but he continues to receive nearly every save opportunity for the Dodgers. But Jansen is far from the dominant reliever he was in his prime, as his patented cutter has gone from 94 MPH in 2016 to just 90.9 MPH last year. The Dodgers have plenty of depth behind Jansen, including Blake Treinen, Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, and Corey Knebel, so Jansen's leash probably won't be all that long. At the same time, Jansen will certainly be the closer coming into the season and has a lengthy track record and a large contract. In today's day and age, that makes him a fairly desirable fantasy closer, despite the concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hand joins the Nationals on a one-year deal after Cleveland declined his option. His velocity declined a bit last season, but the league's collective lack of interest in Hand is surprising, given that he's coming off one of the best seasons of his career, led the league in saves, has been a top-10 reliever over the last five seasons, and is a lefty. Dave Martinez wants Hand to be the Nationals' closer based on his comments, but it's unclear whether he'll be the sole option. The Nationals barely have another lefty reliever in their bullpen, let alone a reliable one, so chances are that Hand will be deployed earlier in the game if the opposing team has multiple left-handed hitters due up. All that to say that Hand is a reliable reliever who you should draft for his overall numbers, but he may provide fewer saves than most traditional closers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros