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Who Should I Draft?

Joe Musgrove or Kenley Jansen (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 42
Best Rank# 16# 22
Worst Rank# 77# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 130# 111
Best Rank# 115# 98
Worst Rank# 140# 122
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15874
Wins114
Saves030
ERA3.923.74
WHIP1.191.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 52
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 16# 47
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 42# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 46
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 40# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 37# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 53
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 34# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 43# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 43
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 38# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 29# 43
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 22
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 43# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 42
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 52# 39
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 54# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 55# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 50
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played827
   
Games Started80
   
Innings Pitched40.124.0
   
Wins13
   
Losses51
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3318
   
Earned Runs178
   
Home Runs Allowed52
   
Strikeouts5533
   
Walks169
   
ERA3.862.96
   
WHIP1.241.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2963
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched154.460.9
   
Wins114
   
Losses83
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed14552
   
Earned Runs6725
   
Home Runs Allowed219
   
Strikeouts15874
   
Walks3917
   
ERA3.923.74
   
WHIP1.191.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joe Musgrove
SP - SD
Joe Musgrove
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Joe Musgrove went just 5.2 innings on Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on eight hits and three walks. He did salvage some of his day with six strikeouts and two hits of his own in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 22nd
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the win on Tuesday when he walked two and struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning in a tie ball game before the Dodgers took down the Rockies 5-4 in extra innings.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Joe Musgrove went six innings on Friday, allowing three earned runs on four hits and five walks. He did still manage to strike out seven batters though.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Wednesday when he punched out three batters over a scoreless ninth inning in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the D-Backs.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 Joe Musgrove went 5.1 inning on Saturday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
Kenley Jansen locked it down in the ninth on Saturday, not allowing a single base runner while striking out one batter.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 Joe Musgrove only allowed three hits and two walks in his nine innings of work while also striking out nine batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Aug 28th
Kenley Jansen allowed one hit in the ninth, but escaped the inning and earned his 31st save of the year.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Joe Musgrove pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out nine batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Aug 22nd
RHP Kenley Jansen earned his 30th save of the season on Tuesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning while punching out two batters in the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Braves.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Musgrove has been a popular sleeper the last two seasons and now that he's been traded to the Padres, his ADP is surely going to rise. In 2019, Musgrove continued to improve as a pitcher, upping his strikeout rate and adding velocity. But his 2020 season looked like a step back, until he returned from the IL strong, including finishing his season with back-to-back scoreless outings while getting back some of the lost zip on his fastball. Overall, Musgrove's 2020 numbers suggest a breakout waiting to happen, as he built significantly on his gains in 2019, increasing his strikeout rate to 33.1%. His chances for wins should improve dramatically in San Diego, and he's a fine fourth starter with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Over his final four starts of the 2020 season Musgrove posted an exceptional 34:5 K:BB ratio in just 22 innings. In 34 starts from the beginning of 2019 through August 2020 his swinging strike rate sat at 11.9%. In September 2020 that figure jumped to 16.3%. So here we are again. Musgrove is an annual breakout candidate among fantasy analysts, and last year's hot finish combined with the move to San Diego won't temper expectations at all. Musgrove is an upside starting pitcher option come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros