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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
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 25
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 slammed the door on the ninth inning of Tuesday's 3-2 win over Arizona, earning his 23rd save of the year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
Aroldis Chapman allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts but still earned the save Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
 Kenley Jansen allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work while locking down his 22nd save of the year on Thursday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Aroldis Chapman gave up an unearned run on one hit and struck out one to record his 22nd save of the season in Monday's 10-8 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
 Kenley Jansen allowed two baserunners but ultimately slammed the door on the Cubs in the ninth inning Sunday night, preserving a 3-2 Dodgers win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Aroldis Chapman picked up the save after allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday night against Houston.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Kenley Jansen blew his third save of the year on Saturday versus the Cubs, allowing two runs in the ninth inning as the Dodgers went on to lose 2-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Aroldis Chapman recorded the final out without allowing a baserunner in Thursday's game against the Astros to earn his 20th save of the season.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
 Kenley Jansen picked up his 20th save of the year on Friday, striking out the side in the ninth to preserve the 5-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in three batters during the ninth inning to record the save in a 6-3 victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
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