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Who Should I Draft?

Kirby Yates or Kenley Jansen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
43 of 44 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 32
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 32# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 64# 97
Best Rank# 58# 86
Worst Rank# 80# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3329
Wins11
Saves1213
ERA2.823.61
WHIP1.041.07
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 33
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 21# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 30# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6062
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.163.0
   
Wins05
   
Losses53
   
Saves4133
   
Blown Saves38
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4151
   
Earned Runs826
   
Home Runs Allowed29
   
Strikeouts10180
   
Walks1316
   
ERA1.193.71
   
WHIP0.891.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2323
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.023.5
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves1213
   
Blown Saves13
   
Holds11
   
Hits Allowed1719
   
Earned Runs79
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3329
   
Walks76
   
ERA2.823.61
   
WHIP1.041.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kirby Yates
RP - SD
Kirby Yates
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Padres closer Kirby Yates made his summer camp debut on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Kenley Jansen told reporters Sunday that he thinks he will be ready for Opening Day on July 23. He tested positive for COVID-19 and recently returned to camp.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 13th
 Padres closer Kirby Yates is expecting to do his intake testing on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Kenley Jansen has reported to camp after he and his family tested positive for COVID-19. He is back at Dodger Stadium.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Jul 12th
 Padres GM AJ Preller says Kirby Yates is not at summer camp due to a COVID=19 related family issue.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen remains absent from summer camp but is expected to arrive "soon" according to manager Dave Roberts.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless fifth inning in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the White Sox.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Mon, Mar 9th
RHP Kenley Jansen hasn’t reported to summer camp yet, said Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 5th
  Kenley Jansen has retired all nine batters he's faced this spring, and has struck out six. Jansen is throwing fewer cutters this spring and is instead focusing on mixing his fastball and slider.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 You don't pay up for closers. You just don't. The repeatability year to year just isn't there at the position. Kirby Yates was great last season, but every year, we push up those standouts from a year before at the position, only to have them crush our souls. There's a reason that relievers have short shelf lives of being useful - especially closers. The Padres built one hell of a bullpen, and with the pressure on the front office to win this season, they won't hesitate to pull Yates from the role quickly. Don't pay up for saves, folks. Just don't.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Jansen finally reported to camp on Sunday, July 12, and revealed that he was delayed because he had tested positive for COVID-19. Dave Roberts stated that he expected Jansen to be ready for the regular season, which means he can be drafted as a top-10 closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is outstanding at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
He's not the dominant force of yesteryear, but he's still a safe saves source in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of just four closers I feel super safe about (Hader, Chapman, Osuna)
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros