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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Kenley Jansen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
33 of 44 experts
25%
Recommended by
11 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 32
Best Rank# 13# 13
Worst Rank# 49# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 97
Best Rank# 85# 86
Worst Rank# 105# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6429
Wins41
Saves013
ERA3.843.61
WHIP1.221.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 30# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 34
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 35# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played762
   
Games Started70
   
Innings Pitched36.363.0
   
Wins25
   
Losses33
   
Saves033
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4551
   
Earned Runs2326
   
Home Runs Allowed49
   
Strikeouts3880
   
Walks1516
   
ERA5.803.71
   
WHIP1.681.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1023
   
Games Started100
   
Innings Pitched62.223.5
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5919
   
Earned Runs279
   
Home Runs Allowed94
   
Strikeouts6429
   
Walks176
   
ERA3.843.61
   
WHIP1.221.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Kenley Jansen told reporters Sunday that he thinks he will be ready for Opening Day on July 23. He tested positive for COVID-19 and recently returned to camp.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 13th
  Kenley Jansen has reported to camp after he and his family tested positive for COVID-19. He is back at Dodger Stadium.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jul 12th
  Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen remains absent from summer camp but is expected to arrive "soon" according to manager Dave Roberts.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
  RHP Kenley Jansen hasn’t reported to summer camp yet, said Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 5th
  Kenley Jansen has retired all nine batters he's faced this spring, and has struck out six. Jansen is throwing fewer cutters this spring and is instead focusing on mixing his fastball and slider.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Jansen finally reported to camp on Sunday, July 12, and revealed that he was delayed because he had tested positive for COVID-19. Dave Roberts stated that he expected Jansen to be ready for the regular season, which means he can be drafted as a top-10 closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
He's not the dominant force of yesteryear, but he's still a safe saves source in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros