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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Pressly or Kenley Jansen (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 42
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 77# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 105# 111
Best Rank# 103# 98
Worst Rank# 131# 122
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7574
Wins34
Saves2930
ERA3.283.74
WHIP1.151.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 52
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 46
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 59# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 53
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 43
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 24# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 41# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 39
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 45# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 43
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 39
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 58# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2327
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched21.024.0
   
Wins13
   
Losses31
   
Saves1211
   
Blown Saves42
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed2218
   
Earned Runs98
   
Home Runs Allowed22
   
Strikeouts2933
   
Walks79
   
ERA3.862.96
   
WHIP1.381.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6263
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched60.760.9
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves2930
   
Blown Saves1410
   
Holds52
   
Hits Allowed5352
   
Earned Runs2225
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts7574
   
Walks1717
   
ERA3.283.74
   
WHIP1.151.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Pressly
RP - HOU
Ryan Pressly
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Astros closer struck out one batter while throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
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
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly allowed three runs over 0.2 innings against the Mariners, breaking a critical late-game tie and eventually costing Houston the game. His final line included two hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
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
 Astros star closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. He issued one walk and zero hits en route to earning the save. Houston ultimately defeated San Diego by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 4th
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
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday, amassing one walk and one strikeout along the way. He earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 31st
RHP Kenley Jansen earned his 30th save of the season on Tuesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning while punching out two batters in the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Braves.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
 Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out two batters while pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers on Saturday. He also surrendered a hit but was able to earn the save as Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Aug 29th
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Saturday when he punched out one batter over a scoreless ninth inning in the Dodgers' 5-2 win over Colorado.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
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