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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Kenley Jansen (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 41
Best Rank# 14# 22
Worst Rank# 57# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 111
Best Rank# 49# 98
Worst Rank# 62# 122
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts9174
Wins44
Saves3130
ERA2.933.74
WHIP1.021.13
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 52
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 22
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 17# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 46
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 23# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 53
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 39
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 43
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 27
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2427
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched25.124.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses11
   
Saves1411
   
Blown Saves12
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1418
   
Earned Runs58
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts3733
   
Walks39
   
ERA1.782.96
   
WHIP0.671.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6363
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched66.060.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves3130
   
Blown Saves710
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed5152
   
Earned Runs2125
   
Home Runs Allowed89
   
Strikeouts9174
   
Walks1617
   
ERA2.933.74
   
WHIP1.021.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - CWS
Liam Hendriks
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Liam Hendriks tossed a perfect inning while striking out one to earn the save in Game 1 of Thursday’s 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 29th
RHP Kenley Jansen was charged with the loss on Monday as he allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit with a walk and a strikeout over one inning in the Dodgers' 5-3 loss to the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 27th
 Liam Hendriks (1-0) allowed one run on one hit while striking out two across one inning during Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Rangers. He picked up his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 25th
Kenley Jansen struck out two and walked one in 1.1 innings against the Padres on Saturday, earning the save.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
 Liam Hendriks allowed one run on one hit and struck out five over 1 2/3 innings to earn the save in Friday's 9-7 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 24th
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Tuesday, protecting a one-run lead vs. the Mariners. He worked a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two in a Dodgers win.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
 Liam Hendriks retired the lone batter he faced to earn the save during Tuesday's 8-5 win over Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 21st
RHP Kenley Jansen picked up his third save of the year on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning vs. Colorado, walking one and striking out three in a 4-2 Dodgers win.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
 Liam Hendriks allowed one hit and struck out one across one inning to earn the save in Game 1 of Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Sunday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two in the Dodgers 3-0 win over the Nationals.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
Notes 
 Hendriks showed last year that his 2019 breakout season was not a fluke, as he improved on just about all of his numbers. Not only did he put up 14 saves in the shortened season, but he dropped his ERA to 1.78, his WHIP to 0.67, and his walk rate to just 3.3%. In short, there's nothing negative you can possibly take away from his 2020 season. Despite moving to a worse park with the White Sox, Hendriks is, without question one of the top closers in fantasy, and should be either the first or second (behind only Josh Hader) relief pitcher drafted.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It feels like Jansen has been on the verge of losing his job at several points over the last two seasons, but he continues to receive nearly every save opportunity for the Dodgers. But Jansen is far from the dominant reliever he was in his prime, as his patented cutter has gone from 94 MPH in 2016 to just 90.9 MPH last year. The Dodgers have plenty of depth behind Jansen, including Blake Treinen, Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, and Corey Knebel, so Jansen's leash probably won't be all that long. At the same time, Jansen will certainly be the closer coming into the season and has a lengthy track record and a large contract. In today's day and age, that makes him a fairly desirable fantasy closer, despite the concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Hendriks has the most fWAR among relievers over the past two seasons. He got even better in 2020 as both his walk-rate and strikeout-rate ranked within the 98th percentile. Set to exclusively handle the ninth inning for one of the best teams in the American League, Hendriks can confidently be drafted as a top-three closer for 2021 fantasy baseball drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros