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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Edwin Diaz (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 34
Best Rank# 12# 19
Worst Rank# 53# 73
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 98# 111
Best Rank# 86# 103
Worst Rank# 118# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2836
Wins11
Saves1311
ERA3.753.34
WHIP1.081.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 47# 73
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 41# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 43
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 26# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 24
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 36
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 46# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6266
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.058.1
   
Wins52
   
Losses37
   
Saves3326
   
Blown Saves87
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5158
   
Earned Runs2636
   
Home Runs Allowed915
   
Strikeouts8099
   
Walks1622
   
ERA3.715.59
   
WHIP1.061.38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2424
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.823.4
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1311
   
Blown Saves32
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed2018
   
Earned Runs109
   
Home Runs Allowed43
   
Strikeouts2836
   
Walks68
   
ERA3.753.34
   
WHIP1.081.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Edwin Diaz
RP - NYM
Edwin Diaz
News 
 Kenley Jansen has retired all nine batters he's faced this spring, and has struck out six. Jansen is throwing fewer cutters this spring and is instead focusing on mixing his fastball and slider.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Mets reliever Edwin Diaz did not a allow a baserunner or strike out a batter over the course of a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
 Kenley Jansen made his second spring outing while continuing to look impressive with increased velocity. Jansen was sitting 93 MPH and touched 94 MPH. His velocity has dipped over the past two seasons which resulted in a meager 14.5% HR/FB.
Matthew Davis
Wed, Feb 26th
 
Notes 
 He's not the dominant force of yesteryear, but he's still a safe saves source in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Jarred Kelenic was traded for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. Diaz will get another shot to make this trade seem a little less bad than it was, but with Dellin Betances waiting in the wings, the leash won't be long.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 It feels like we've seen the last of Jansen as an elite closer, as continued velocity declines and struggles with control led to his worst season as a professional. His overall numbers from 2019, other than his bloated ERA, remain fine, but this is not the Jansen that was once the top reliever taken in fantasy circles. It seems clear that Dave Roberts lost a little faith in Jansen last year and with a World Series or bust mentality, don't expect the leash to be overly long. Still, beggars can't be choosers with closer, and Jansen's contract and lengthy pedigree still keep him as a borderline top-10 reliever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Diaz is clearly an exceptional talent as demonstrated by his insane 2018 campaign, but we are talking about a 10th round pick who didn't even manage to finish among the top 50 relievers last season. Sure, the 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are likely to come down but will it happen long enough to hold onto the closer job all year?
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros