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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
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 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 29th save of 2019 on Thursday in Baltimore, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with knee tendinitis.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed one walk and struck out one over one inning to earn his 28th save of the season in Friday's win over the Brewers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 17th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 27th save of the season in Monday's win over the Reds, but he allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in the process.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 13th
 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
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to convert his 26th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 12th
 Keenly Jansen earned his 26th save of the year on Tuesday versus the Cardinals, striking out one in a scoreless ninth.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 7th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed four earned runs on six hits over 2/3 of an inning to blow his fifth save of the season and take the loss in Friday's game against the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 10th
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