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Kenley Jansen or Sean Doolittle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 37
Best Rank# 10# 21
Worst Rank# 33# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71# 102
Best Rank# 55# 89
Worst Rank# 77# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8370
Wins33
Saves3829
ERA2.882.81
WHIP1.000.95
   
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  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6943
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched72.345.0
   
Wins13
   
Losses53
   
Saves3825
   
Blown Saves41
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5421
   
Earned Runs248
   
Home Runs Allowed133
   
Strikeouts8260
   
Walks176
   
ERA3.011.60
   
WHIP0.990.60
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6756
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.955.6
   
Wins33
   
Losses32
   
Saves3829
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds23
   
Hits Allowed5241
   
Earned Runs2117
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts8370
   
Walks1512
   
ERA2.882.81
   
WHIP1.000.95
   
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 Kenley Jansen picked up his 20th save of the year on Friday, striking out the side in the ninth to preserve the 5-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Kenley Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up his 19th save of 2019 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Padres. The blown save was his third of the season, and the loss drops him to 4-2 on the year.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Kenley Jansen picked up his 18th save of Monday versus Arizona, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth en route to a 3-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his fourth win over the season in Wednesday's win over the Chicago White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning before Washington walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Kenley Jansen recorded a strikeout to pick up a one-out save in Friday's 6-3 win over the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Kenley Jansen struck out without allowing any baserunners in his four-out save on Thursday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season in Saturday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
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
Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
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
Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros