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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Julio Urias (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 45
Best Rank# 22# 21
Worst Rank# 68# 81
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 118
Best Rank# 98# 111
Worst Rank# 122# 131
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts74129
Wins49
Saves300
ERA3.743.76
WHIP1.131.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 60
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 50
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 72
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 42
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 41# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 63
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 44# 48
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 50
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 39# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 32
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 40
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 49# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 31
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 68# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2711
   
Games Started010
   
Innings Pitched24.055.1
   
Wins33
   
Losses10
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1845
   
Earned Runs820
   
Home Runs Allowed25
   
Strikeouts3345
   
Walks918
   
ERA2.963.27
   
WHIP1.111.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6333
   
Games Started023
   
Innings Pitched60.9128.2
   
Wins49
   
Losses35
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves100
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed52111
   
Earned Runs2554
   
Home Runs Allowed917
   
Strikeouts74129
   
Walks1742
   
ERA3.743.76
   
WHIP1.131.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Julio Urias
SP,RP - LAD
Julio Urias
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
LHP Julio Urias allowed four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts across six innings in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Julio Urias threw seven shutout innings in this one, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Saturday when he allowed one run on eight hits with eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-1.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
 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
LHP Julio Urias earned the win on Monday when he allowed two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts over six innings as the Dodgers took down the Braves 5-3.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 31st
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
Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros