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Kenley Jansen or Jose Berrios (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 25
Best Rank# 10# 6
Worst Rank# 33# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 73
Best Rank# 55# 66
Worst Rank# 77# 79
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts83192
Wins313
Saves380
ERA2.883.90
WHIP1.001.23
   
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  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6932
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched72.3192.0
   
Wins112
   
Losses511
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed54159
   
Earned Runs2482
   
Home Runs Allowed1325
   
Strikeouts82202
   
Walks1761
   
ERA3.013.84
   
WHIP0.991.14
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6732
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched66.9189.5
   
Wins313
   
Losses310
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed52171
   
Earned Runs2182
   
Home Runs Allowed824
   
Strikeouts83192
   
Walks1562
   
ERA2.883.90
   
WHIP1.001.23
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Jose Berrios
SP - MIN
Jose Berrios
News 
 Kenley Jansen secured his 33rd save of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Giants, striking out the side while allowing just one hit.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in his final start of the regular season. Berrios allowed two runs in six innings in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday. He struck out nine and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 28th
 Kenley Jansen struck out one in a scoreless ninth to earn his 31st save of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in a 12-5 loss to the Royals on Saturday. Berrios allowed five runs over six innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Kenley Jansen struck out two over 1 1/3 perfect innings to record his 30th save of 2019 on Tuesday versus the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 18th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed just two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 17th
 Kenley Jansen picked up his 29th save of 2019 on Thursday in Baltimore, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-0 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. Berrios threw seven scoreless innings while striking out four and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 Kenley Jansen picked up his 28th save of 2019 on Tuesday versus Colorado, allowing a run but preserving the 5-3 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios struggled in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. Berrios allowed six runs over five innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Jansen has been so good for so long that you might automatically assume him to be the top closer once again in 2019, but last year, he was nowhere close to it. Rather, his ERA plummeted to 3.01 with "just" 82 Ks. You can still grab him among the top tier, but you shouldn't even be considering taking him in the first five or six rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Kenley Jansen's numbers declined across the board last season, as he posted the lowest K/9 rate (10.3) and highest ERA (3.01) of his career. And yet he still finished as the seventh-best reliever in standard rotisserie leagues. Jansen has pronounced himself "ready to roll" following his second heart procedure in November, and while players are known for being overly optimistic about their health, there isn't much reason to view Jansen as a major risk to miss time. The projection systems generally expect last year's numbers to be Jansen's new normal, so he could be overvalued if fantasy owners anticipate the Jansen of old, but he should still be regarded as a reliable top-10 closer for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There is a chance Berrios has another level of potential yet to be seen, but more likely, he has settled in as a third tier pitcher that will produce above average ratios with about 200 strikeouts. That is perfectly sufficient for an 8th round pick. He may not have finished the season strong on paper, but his underlying metrics showed no reason for lingering concern.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 What felt like a disastrous season for Jansen would have been great for most other relievers. He registered a career-high 3.01 ERA and career-low 10.3 K/9 substantially below his career average of 13.5. Health is his primary concern after undergoing heart surgery over the offseason, and he reportedly lost 25 pounds and is "ready to roll." Although no longer the premier closer in town, he's still a top-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros