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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Ian Anderson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 41
Best Rank# 22# 22
Worst Rank# 71# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 89# 111
Best Rank# 75# 98
Worst Rank# 127# 122
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15374
Wins104
Saves030
ERA3.833.74
WHIP1.281.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 39# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 46
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 53
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 29# 39
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 43
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 33# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 27
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 54# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 71# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 53# 43
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 62# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played627
   
Games Started60
   
Innings Pitched32.224.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses21
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2118
   
Earned Runs78
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts4133
   
Walks149
   
ERA1.952.96
   
WHIP1.081.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2563
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched137.260.9
   
Wins104
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed11752
   
Earned Runs5825
   
Home Runs Allowed169
   
Strikeouts15374
   
Walks5817
   
ERA3.833.74
   
WHIP1.281.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Ian Anderson pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Phillies Saturday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and one walk while striking out six batters. He did not factor into the decision. He threw 89 pitches, 56 for strikes.
Steve Painter
Sat, Apr 10th
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
 Ian Anderson pitched five innings against the Phillies Sunday, allowing four hits, one run (earned), and two walks while fanning seven batters. He threw 88 pitches, 55 for strikes. He is scheduled to pitch Saturday against the same team and same pitcher (Zach Eflin).
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
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
 Ian Anderson pitched 2 2/3 innings Monday against the Red Sox, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and one walk while fanning three batters.
Steve Painter
Mon, Mar 29th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Kenley Jansen will open the season as the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 18th
 Ian Anderson went six innings on the mound Wednesday against the Pirates, allowing eight hits, four runs (all earned), and one walk while recording one strikeout.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 24th
 
 Ian Anderson pitched 4 1/3 innings against the Twins Friday, allowing four hits, two runs (both earned), and one walk while striking out nine batters.
Steve Painter
Fri, Mar 19th
 
Notes 
 Playoffs included, Anderson's final 2020 stat line was 51 innings, 65 strikeouts, a 1.59 ERA, and a 1.10 WHIP. Backed up by a strong prospect pedigree, Anderson was extremely impressive in his first taste of the big leagues. He never got shelled in any start and gave up just one homer all season. His regular season CSW (called strike plus whiff rate) compated similarly to Blake Snell and Walker Buehler at 30.8%. The concerns with his '21 fantasy value are a 4.2 BB/9 and an innings limit. While valid, Anderson is talented enough to still warrant excitement as a top 25-30 SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
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
 After rising through the minor leagues, Anderson had an excellent debut season with the Braves in 2020, pitching to a 1.95 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 29.7% strikeout rate. He was even better in four postseason starts, allowing just two runs over 18 2/3 innings while striking out 24. Anderson led all starters in barrel rate (just 1.2%), and has an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. His control isn't elite, but his raw stuff and prospect pedigree suggest that his 2020 season was no fluke. Draft him with confidence as a No. 2 starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros