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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
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 42
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 31# 41
   
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 came into a non-save opportunity on Friday, striking out the side and securing the 8-1 victory for Chicago.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning while striking out three batters in the Dodgers' 11-9 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 30th
 Liam Hendricks allowed a lead off single, but then composed himself and got the next three batters out, two of which were via strikeouts.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 28th
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the win on Tuesday when he walked two and struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning in a tie ball game before the Dodgers took down the Rockies 5-4 in extra innings.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Liam Hendricks gave up one hit in the inning, but escaped the ninth unscathed with one strikeout to secure the win.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 27th
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Wednesday when he punched out three batters over a scoreless ninth inning in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the D-Backs.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 Liam Hendriks had a clean 1-2-3 eighth inning on Tuesday, striking out two batters in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Kenley Jansen locked it down in the ninth on Saturday, not allowing a single base runner while striking out one batter.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 Liam Hendricks allowed just one hit, an infield single, in the inning as he secured the victory for the White Sox.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
Kenley Jansen allowed one hit in the ninth, but escaped the inning and earned his 31st save of the year.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 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