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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Framber Valdez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
46 of 50 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 113
Best Rank# 22# 37
Worst Rank# 68# 333
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 193
Best Rank# 98# 141
Worst Rank# 122# 264
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7495
Wins47
Saves300
ERA3.743.85
WHIP1.131.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 121
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 111
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 167
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 162
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 184
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 99
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 99
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 333
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 96
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 134
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 114
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 120
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 78
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 86
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 102
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 68# 133
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 114
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 111
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 117
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 105
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 44# 109
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 111
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 254
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 39# 107
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 109
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 147
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 49# 125
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 87
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 105
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2711
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched24.071.2
   
Wins35
   
Losses13
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1863
   
Earned Runs827
   
Home Runs Allowed25
   
Strikeouts3376
   
Walks916
   
ERA2.963.44
   
WHIP1.111.12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6317
   
Games Started015
   
Innings Pitched60.991.9
   
Wins47
   
Losses35
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves100
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed5283
   
Earned Runs2539
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts7495
   
Walks1733
   
ERA3.743.85
   
WHIP1.131.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Framber Valdez
SP,RP - HOU
Framber Valdez
News 
 RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Tuesday, protecting a one-run lead vs. the Mariners. He worked a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two in a Dodgers win.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
Astros GM James Click says LHP Framber Valdez (finger) is progressing faster than anticipated.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 18th
 RHP Kenley Jansen picked up his third save of the year on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning vs. Colorado, walking one and striking out three in a 4-2 Dodgers win.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
Astros pitcher Framber Valdez has started throwing again, according to Houston general manager James Click.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Apr 8th
 RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Sunday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two in the Dodgers 3-0 win over the Nationals.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
The Astros placed LHP Framber Valdez (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
 RHP Kenley Jansen struggled with his control on Wednesday, blowing a save by allowing one run on one hit with a pair of walks in the Dodgers 3-4 loss in extra-innings to the A's.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
Astros pitching coach Brent Strom said Tuesday that the most recent news on Framber Valdez is "Very, very exciting and very good."
Ari Koslow
Tue, Mar 30th
 Kenley Jansen picked up his first save of the season on Saturday when he struck out one and walked one over 1 2/3 innings in the Dodgers 6-5 win over the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 4th
Houston Astros LHP Framber Valdez, who fractured the ring finger on his pitching hand in early March, has shown "significant healing" and surgery is not recommended after he sought a second opinion from hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Mar 17th
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
Valdez was shaping up to be a fine sleeper this year, after he had a highly successful stint in the Astros rotation last year. But he fractured his finger early in spring training and the expectation is that he'll miss significant time, though recent reports are far more optimistic than the initial season-ending variety. Drop him down a ton from where you initially had him ranked, but draft him toward the back end of your rotation where the risk/reward balance should equalize.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Valdez isn't getting enough credit for basically saving Houston's season last summer. Following the loss of Gerrit Cole to free agency, the loss of Justin Verlander to Tommy John surgery, and the loss of Zack Greinke's effectiveness, Valdez stepped up in a big way. He both increased his strikeout rate and lowered his walk rate to produce a career-best season. Unfortunately, this also came with a less-than-ideal hard-hit rate. Living in the zone more often led to batters doing more damage with Valdez's offerings. This was also combatted by his increased sinker usage, which led to many of these batted balls going directly into the ground. His breakout looks real, and I'm investing accordingly.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros