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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Will Smith (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - ATL
Kenley Jansen
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 108
Best Rank# 26# 9
Worst Rank# 65# 145
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 228
Best Rank# 81# 134
Worst Rank# 121# 282
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8077
Wins44
Saves2413
ERA3.603.87
WHIP1.171.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 121
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 55# 56
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 116
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 120
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 44
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 126
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 110
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 107
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 134
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 110
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 39# 120
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 48# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 84
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 113
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 36# 89
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 89
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 37
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 145
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 55
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 47# 90
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 120
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 59# 91
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 44# 87
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 47
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 47
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 107
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 24
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 48# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - ATL
Kenley Jansen
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6971
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched69.068.2
   
Wins43
   
Losses47
   
Saves3837
   
Blown Saves56
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed3649
   
Earned Runs1726
   
Home Runs Allowed411
   
Strikeouts8687
   
Walks3628
   
ERA2.223.44
   
WHIP1.041.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - ATL
Kenley Jansen
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6866
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched65.764.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves2413
   
Blown Saves52
   
Holds67
   
Hits Allowed5152
   
Earned Runs2628
   
Home Runs Allowed810
   
Strikeouts8077
   
Walks2623
   
ERA3.603.87
   
WHIP1.171.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - ATL
Kenley Jansen
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
News 
 Kenley Jansen relieved Will Smith in the eighth inning on Saturday against the Padres, pitching 1 and 2/3 innings, striking out two and earning the win.
Chris Clegg
Sat, May 14th
Will Smith closed out the ninth inning for the Braves in their win on Friday against the Marlins, earning his second save of 2022.
Chris Clegg
Sat, May 21st
 Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday against the Red Sox, allowing a walk while striking out two. He earned his first win of the year.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 12th
 
 Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning on Saturday against Milwaukee, allowing two hits and an earned run but still picking up the save.
Chris Clegg
Sat, May 7th
 
 Kenley Jansen closed the door on the Mets on Monday to earn his seventh save of the season in a clean ninth inning.
Chris Clegg
Mon, May 2nd
 
 Kenley Jansen pitched another clean ninth inning on Friday against the Rangers, earning his sixth save of the season.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 30th
 
Notes 
 Jansen signed a one-year deal with the Braves and will slide right into the cloer's role. There is a lot of mileage on his arm, but he had a strong rebound season last year, dropping his ERA to a 2.22 and his WHIP to 1.04, all while tallying 38 saves for the Dodgers. After losing velocity for several seasons, Jansen got it back last year, averaging 92.5 MPH with his cutter, which resulted in just a .176 batting average against, his best since 2016. Assuming he can sustain his gains, he should again be a top reliever, and his hefty contract should at least give him a decent leash in the ninth inning. He's plenty capable of being your anchor reliever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Smith was a bit maddening at times last year when he struggled with his control, but he ultimately tallied 37 saves en route to a championship season. He was slated to be the closer for Atlanta once again, but with the Braves signing Kenley Jansen, Smith is now nothing more than an insurance policy. Don't bother drafting him in mixed leagues but keep your eye on him on the waiver wire in case Jansen struggles significantly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros