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Kenley Jansen or Roberto Osuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 29
Best Rank# 10# 19
Worst Rank# 33# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 77
Best Rank# 55# 69
Worst Rank# 77# 92
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8367
Wins34
Saves3836
ERA2.883.11
WHIP1.001.04
   
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  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6938
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.338.2
   
Wins12
   
Losses52
   
Saves3821
   
Blown Saves41
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5433
   
Earned Runs2410
   
Home Runs Allowed131
   
Strikeouts8232
   
Walks174
   
ERA3.012.37
   
WHIP0.990.97
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6762
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.962.4
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves3836
   
Blown Saves57
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5253
   
Earned Runs2122
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts8367
   
Walks1512
   
ERA2.883.11
   
WHIP1.001.04
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
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
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit while striking out two through a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels. He notched his 36th save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Roberto Osuna allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one through a scoreless inning to record his 35th save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning while striking out two to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Roberto Osuna allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals. He earned his 33rd save of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Roberto Osuna struck out one through a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
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
Astros manager A.J. Hinch has affirmed that Osuna will again serve as the team's closer, a role he inherited last year upon returning from a 75-game suspension and getting traded from the Blue Jays. Osuna was a dominant closer from 2015-2017, but his K/9 rate alarmingly fell to 7.58 between Toronto and Houston last year. The good news is that he maintained an above-average 14.7 percent swinging-strike rate, indicating that he should return to striking out over a batter per inning while maintaining elite control. Save opportunities should also be plentiful on the World Series-contending Astros, so it makes sense for Osuna to get drafted as one of the first 10, if not five, closers off the board.
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
After serving a suspension for a domestic violence charge, Osuna got traded to the Astros and was closing within a month. Those still comfortable drafting the 24-year-old should expect his 21.3% strikeout rate to rise back to his career 28.4% clip. A smaller sample size isn't as trustworthy, but he also maintained a 14.7% swinging-strike rate during that time. While there's fear that Ryan Pressly and a deep Astros bullpen will give him competition, Ken Giles had to pitch his way out of the ninth inning. Osuna, who owns a career 2.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, shouldn't lose the job for any on-field reasons.
Andrew Gould - 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
Osuna didn't accomplish much last year because of his legal issues and the time missed as a result, but he as still extremely efficient, driving a 2.37 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP. Assuming he stays on the field, you can bank on 30 saves and plenty of strikeouts on top of the strong ratios.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros