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Kenley Jansen or Luis Severino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 26
Best Rank# 10# 7
Worst Rank# 33# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 68
Best Rank# 55# 55
Worst Rank# 77# 121
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts83178
Wins313
Saves380
ERA2.883.32
WHIP1.001.13
   
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  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6932
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched72.3191.2
   
Wins119
   
Losses58
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed54173
   
Earned Runs2472
   
Home Runs Allowed1319
   
Strikeouts82220
   
Walks1746
   
ERA3.013.39
   
WHIP0.991.14
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6727
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched66.9155.9
   
Wins313
   
Losses36
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed52136
   
Earned Runs2158
   
Home Runs Allowed819
   
Strikeouts83178
   
Walks1540
   
ERA2.883.32
   
WHIP1.001.13
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Luis Severino
SP - NYY
Luis Severino
News 
 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
Luis Severino pitched four scoreless innings, struck out two and allowed only two hits as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
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
Luis Severino (shoulder) is scheduled to make his 2019 debut on Tuesday against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Luis Severino (lat) will throw 45-50 pitches over about three innings in his rehab appearance with Double-A Trenton on Friday, Greg Johnson of The Trentonian reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
 Kenley Jansen suffered his sixth blown save of the season on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays, giving up a solo homer in the ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
Luis Severino (lat) gave up two runs on three hits while striking out two over one inning in his rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Kenley Jansen allowed two runs in the ninth inning on Friday versus Arizona, getting charged with his fifth blown save of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
Luis Severino is expected to start for the Scranton Railriders on Sunday in his first rehab appearance of 2019 per Aaron Boone.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Aug 28th
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
A Cy Young Award contender though June, Severino imploded with a 5.20 ERA over the final three months. That inconsistency is perilous for a staff headliner, but he still finished 2018 with a 3.39 ERA, 2.95 FIP, and 220 strikeouts. Despite his start-by-start inconsistency, he has delivered on a macro level in consecutive seasons. However, he will miss at least all of April with a shoulder injury, Previously a viable top-10 candidate, he's now too risky to draft as a top-25 starter.
Andrew Gould - 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
At first glance, Severino's 2018 numbers look just about as good as his excellent 2017 season, but the real story is that he was completely dominant in the first half and completely awful in the second half. That kind of inconsistency is a red flag, as is the rotator cuff inflammation that could cause him to miss the first month of the season or more. The sky is the limit for Severino in terms of long-term upside, but he's shaping up as a boom-or-bust pick for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Over the past two seasons, only Scherzer, Sale, Verlander, deGrom and Kluber have a better ERA and more strikeouts than Severino, who is quickly becoming a true durable ace. He doesn't belong in that first tier, but may already lead the next group.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros