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Who Should I Draft?

Sonny Gray or Kenley Jansen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 32
Best Rank# 16# 12
Worst Rank# 81# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 96# 97
Best Rank# 88# 86
Worst Rank# 110# 116
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6629
Wins41
Saves013
ERA3.983.68
WHIP1.281.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 47
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 39# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 43# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3162
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched175.163.0
   
Wins115
   
Losses83
   
Saves033
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed12251
   
Earned Runs5626
   
Home Runs Allowed179
   
Strikeouts20580
   
Walks6816
   
ERA2.873.71
   
WHIP1.081.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched62.323.6
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5519
   
Earned Runs2810
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts6629
   
Walks246
   
ERA3.983.68
   
WHIP1.281.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Reds manager David Bell announced Sonny Gray would be his Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
RHP Kenley Jansen hasn’t reported to summer camp yet, said Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 5th
 Sonny Gray (elbow) is scheduled to make his first start of the Spring Wednesday against the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Feb 24th
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
 Sonny Gray (elbow) has reported no issues during his early bullpen sessions this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 16th
Kenley Jansen made his second spring outing while continuing to look impressive with increased velocity. Jansen was sitting 93 MPH and touched 94 MPH. His velocity has dipped over the past two seasons which resulted in a meager 14.5% HR/FB.
Matthew Davis
Wed, Feb 26th
Notes 
 Sonny Gray was a favorite of many heading into 2019, as the thought was that he'd have positive regression from leaving New York. Boy, did he ever. The results look pretty legitimate, but don't forget that we've done this same song and dance with Gray twice, where he's disappointed managers in a big way after his big 2015 and 2017 seasons. If you can get Gray as your SP3, you're in good shape, but if you're counting on him to lead your staff, start planning for 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
He's not the dominant force of yesteryear, but he's still a safe saves source in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It feels like we've seen the last of Jansen as an elite closer, as continued velocity declines and struggles with control led to his worst season as a professional. His overall numbers from 2019, other than his bloated ERA, remain fine, but this is not the Jansen that was once the top reliever taken in fantasy circles. It seems clear that Dave Roberts lost a little faith in Jansen last year and with a World Series or bust mentality, don't expect the leash to be overly long. Still, beggars can't be choosers with closer, and Jansen's contract and lengthy pedigree still keep him as a borderline top-10 reliever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 My 2019 Charlie Morton (Favorite pitcher at ADP) goes to Sonny Gray. Gray had a huge breakout season in 2019 for Cincinnati and we have seen him be successful in the past. Even if he does regress, I do not expect it to be major regression, making him a great pick at his current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy