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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Brad Hand (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
18 of 25 experts
28%
Recommended by
7 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 44
Best Rank# 22# 29
Worst Rank# 65# 83
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 122# 118
Best Rank# 96# 100
Worst Rank# 136# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7279
Wins43
Saves3025
ERA3.753.44
WHIP1.151.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 83
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 41# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 39# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 54# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2723
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched24.022.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses11
   
Saves1116
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed1813
   
Earned Runs85
   
Home Runs Allowed20
   
Strikeouts3329
   
Walks94
   
ERA2.962.05
   
WHIP1.110.77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6261
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.060.5
   
Wins43
   
Losses33
   
Saves3025
   
Blown Saves113
   
Holds25
   
Hits Allowed5150
   
Earned Runs2523
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7279
   
Walks1819
   
ERA3.753.44
   
WHIP1.151.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - WSH
Brad Hand
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Kenley Jansen will open the season as the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 18th
Nationals manager Dave Martinez says LHP Brad Hand will be the team's closer "in a perfect world."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 26th
  Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Nationals are in agreement on a one-year, $10.5 million contract with LHP Brad Hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 24th
  Brad Hand's free agency appears to be coming to a close, as teams have been told that he wants to make a final decision over the next few days.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Jan 23rd
  Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic originally reported that the Mets and free agent LHP Brad Hand were “close” to a two-year contract. This report has been updated and both sides are “not close” to a deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
  The Mets are reportedly signing free agent LHP Brad Hand to a two-year deal, per Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 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
Hand joins the Nationals on a one-year deal after Cleveland declined his option. His velocity declined a bit last season, but the league's collective lack of interest in Hand is surprising, given that he's coming off one of the best seasons of his career, led the league in saves, has been a top-10 reliever over the last five seasons, and is a lefty. Dave Martinez wants Hand to be the Nationals' closer based on his comments, but it's unclear whether he'll be the sole option. The Nationals barely have another lefty reliever in their bullpen, let alone a reliable one, so chances are that Hand will be deployed earlier in the game if the opposing team has multiple left-handed hitters due up. All that to say that Hand is a reliable reliever who you should draft for his overall numbers, but he may provide fewer saves than most traditional closers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 12 - 3.40 - 1.10
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
11.8 - 2.80 - 1.10
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports