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Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 24
Best Rank# 10# 14
Worst Rank# 33# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 70
Best Rank# 55# 63
Worst Rank# 77# 81
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8392
Wins33
Saves3834
ERA2.882.63
WHIP1.001.09
   
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  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6955
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.351.0
   
Wins13
   
Losses50
   
Saves3832
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5424
   
Earned Runs2414
   
Home Runs Allowed132
   
Strikeouts8293
   
Walks1730
   
ERA3.012.45
   
WHIP0.991.05
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6759
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.958.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses32
   
Saves3834
   
Blown Saves54
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5237
   
Earned Runs2117
   
Home Runs Allowed85
   
Strikeouts8392
   
Walks1527
   
ERA2.882.63
   
WHIP1.001.09
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Aroldis Chapman
RP - NYY
Aroldis Chapman
News 
 Kenley Jansen secured his 33rd save of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Giants, striking out the side while allowing just one hit.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
Aroldis Chapman was called upon to get the final two outs and earned a save in the win against the Tigers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Kenley Jansen struck out one in a scoreless ninth to earn his 31st save of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
Aroldis Chapman pitched one inning in relief to close out a 5-1 win against the Red Sox. In that inning he allowed one run on a solo home run by J.D Martinez.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the A’s 4-3.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
 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
Aroldis Chapman picked up the save against the Mariners on Monday, posting a pair of strikeouts without allowing a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Yankees' 5-4 victory.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 27th
 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
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 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
Aroldis Chapman was his typical dominant self last season and enters 2019 as the clear closer in the Bronx. This shapes up as arguably the best bullpen in baseball, however, so the Yankees will have no shortage of potential replacements should Chapman struggle or get hurt.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Chapman still delivers strikeouts in spades. Yet he has tossed just 50.1 and 51.1 innings over the last two seasons, capping the edge over pitchers like Brad Hand who worked 72 frames last year. He also struggled mightily with control, issuing 30 walks (5.26 BB/9) in 2018. Although one of baseball's few locked-in closers, there's a slimmer margin of error than the other top-tier arms with Dellin Betances and Adam Ottavino looking over his shoulder. Wait a little longer for a closer like Hand or Felipe Vazquez.
Andrew Gould - 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
Chapman has been exceptional for nearly a decade now. It may surprise you to learn that he hasn't struck out 100 batters since 2015, though. Edwin Diaz, meanwhile, had 123 last year to go with 25 more saves than Aroldis. Chapman is obviously one of the top closers in baseball still, but doesn't deserve any consideration as a top 50 fantasy pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros