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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Kenley Jansen (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 42
Best Rank# 10# 22
Worst Rank# 97# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 111
Best Rank# 58# 98
Worst Rank# 146# 122
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16074
Wins94
Saves030
ERA3.543.74
WHIP1.161.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 52
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 39
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 16# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 63
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 43
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 49
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 22
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 38
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 49# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 48
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 51# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 62# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 75# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 92# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 97# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1227
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched72.024.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses21
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5518
   
Earned Runs228
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts8233
   
Walks259
   
ERA2.752.96
   
WHIP1.111.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2463
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched141.060.9
   
Wins94
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed11752
   
Earned Runs5525
   
Home Runs Allowed189
   
Strikeouts16074
   
Walks4617
   
ERA3.543.74
   
WHIP1.161.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed four runs on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Astros 7-6.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
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
 RHP Zac Gallen took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rangers 3-1.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 8th
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
 RHP Zac Gallen took a loss on Tuesday when he surrendered three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Rangers.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
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
 RHP Zac Gallen earned the win on Thursday when he surrendered two unearned runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts over five innings as the D-Backs beat the Phillies 8-7.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Aug 26th
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
 RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed just three hits and one walk to go along with nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rockies 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 22nd
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
Notes 
 Gallen has a hairline stress fracture of his right forearm at the radial head. He's reportedly going to be able to continue playing catch at a "low stress level" while recovering, though there's no indication of how much time he'll miss. When healthy, he's a solid SP2. He built on his excellent 2019 season with an even more impressive 2020 campaign. Not only did he drop his ERA slightly to 2.75, but he cut way down on his walks (10.8% to 8.6%), which led to a much-improved 1.11 WHIP. Gallen has a 28.5% strikeout rate in 152 MLB innings, and an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. There's just not much negative you can say about him when he's healthy other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. Because of the injury and surrounding uncertainty, you shouldn't draft him as anything higher than an SP4, but he should perform extremely well when he does recover.
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
 Gallen has been undergoing treatment for lateral forearm soreness since mid-March, which isn't what fantasy managers want to hear. Even worse, the young right-hander first felt the injury while swinging a bat. His timeline to return is completely up in the air, so we need to move him down the rankings until we learn more. Once healthy, Gallen has four above average pitches that he can use to flummox hitters. The WHIP won't be as pristine as most of the true SP1s, but this is a young pitcher who has a 2.81 ERA over his first 27 big league starts. Hopefully he gets right soon.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros