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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 - NYM
Brad Hand
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 46
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 68# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 104
Best Rank# 98# 93
Worst Rank# 122# 126
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7478
Wins44
Saves3024
ERA3.743.52
WHIP1.131.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 55
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 51
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 43
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 48
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 39# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 79
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 40
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 41# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 46
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 49# 48
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 68# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
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 - NYM
Brad Hand
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6362
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.960.5
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3024
   
Blown Saves103
   
Holds24
   
Hits Allowed5251
   
Earned Runs2524
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts7478
   
Walks1718
   
ERA3.743.52
   
WHIP1.131.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Brad Hand
RP - NYM
Brad Hand
News 
 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
Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Sep 2nd
 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
Brad Hand walks in the winning run in the ninth inning against the Mariners on Friday as the Blue Jays lost by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 14th
 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
Brad Hand (5-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Monday versus Cleveland.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 3rd
 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
Brad Hand pitched in a setup role in his Blue Jays debut Friday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in the eighth inning of the 6-4 win over the Royals.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 31st
 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
The Washington Nationals have traded left-hander Brad Hand to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Riley Adams.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 29th
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