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Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Diaz or Kenley Jansen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 34
Best Rank# 13# 11
Worst Rank# 64# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 117
Best Rank# 86# 104
Worst Rank# 110# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2837
Wins11
Saves1411
ERA3.513.28
WHIP1.061.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 43
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 50
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 49
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 23# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 46
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 26# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 46# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6266
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.058.1
   
Wins52
   
Losses37
   
Saves3326
   
Blown Saves87
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5158
   
Earned Runs2636
   
Home Runs Allowed915
   
Strikeouts8099
   
Walks1622
   
ERA3.715.59
   
WHIP1.061.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2324
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.324.0
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1411
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1918
   
Earned Runs99
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts2837
   
Walks68
   
ERA3.513.28
   
WHIP1.061.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Kenley Jansen pitched a clean ninth inning in a non-save situation Sunday against the Giants. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 9th
Edwin Diaz threw a scoreless seventh inning on Sunday against the Braves, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Kenley Jansen earned his fourth save of the season Wednesday against the Padres, despite allowing one run on two hits. He struck out one and walked one in the inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 6th
After allowed an earned run, walking two, and only retiring one of the five batters he faced against the Red Sox on Thursday, Mets manager Luis Rojas admitted that the team is going to talk about whether or not to continue using Diaz in high-leverage situations going forward.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
 Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout Tuesday to secure his third save against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 5th
Mets reliever Edwin Diaz allowed struck out two over an inning of work on Saturday but blew the save when he served up a game-tying home run to Marcell Ozuna with two outs in the ninth inning.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
 Kenley Jansen struck out two batters and hit another in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against Arizona, earning his second save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 2nd
Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one walk and struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's opening day win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
 Kenley Jansen walked two and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning of a tie game Wednesday against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
Edwin Diaz has yet to be formally named the Mets' closer heading into the start of the regular season. Manager Luis Rojas declined to commit to Diaz as the team's closer, admitting "I don't know yet. We'll get there at some point."
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 5th
Notes 
 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
Jarred Kelenic was traded for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. Diaz will get another shot to make this trade seem a little less bad than it was, but with Dellin Betances waiting in the wings, the leash won't be long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 He's not the dominant force of yesteryear, but he's still a safe saves source in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros