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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Pablo Lopez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
34 of 51 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 47
Best Rank# 22# 33
Worst Rank# 68# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 138
Best Rank# 98# 128
Worst Rank# 122# 156
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts74144
Wins410
Saves300
ERA3.743.99
WHIP1.131.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 52
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 41
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 41# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 44# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 39# 54
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 63
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 55
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 47
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 43
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 49# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 49
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 63# 41
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 68# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2711
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched24.057.0
   
Wins36
   
Losses14
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1850
   
Earned Runs823
   
Home Runs Allowed24
   
Strikeouts3359
   
Walks918
   
ERA2.963.61
   
WHIP1.111.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6329
   
Games Started028
   
Innings Pitched60.9153.0
   
Wins410
   
Losses310
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves100
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed52144
   
Earned Runs2568
   
Home Runs Allowed919
   
Strikeouts74144
   
Walks1743
   
ERA3.743.99
   
WHIP1.131.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
News 
 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
Marlins' starting pitcher Pablo Lopez should resume bullpen sessions this week.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
 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
Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has returned to Miami after just one rehab appearance at Triple-A. As Christina De Nicola of MLB.com notes, "he is not being shut down, there will just be a delay in his progression."
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
 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
Marlins RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 20th
 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
After a bullpen session on Monday, Pablo Lopez threw another one on Thursday, this time in Cincinnati with the rest of the ball club.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 19th
 RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Saturday when he punched out one batter over a scoreless ninth inning in the Dodgers' 5-2 win over Colorado.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 29th
Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez was spotted throwing a live bullpen session in Miami Monday afternoon. The news comes a week after he began throwing pitch numbered bullpen sessions with no hitters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Aug 16th
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
Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros