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Zack Greinke or Kenley Jansen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 22
Best Rank# 11# 10
Worst Rank# 41# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 71
Best Rank# 52# 55
Worst Rank# 65# 77
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts18583
Wins133
Saves038
ERA3.682.88
WHIP1.181.00
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 17# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 24
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 17# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 23
   
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Beast Dome
# 13# 25
   
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CBS Sports
# 13# 28
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 18# 20
   
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# 21# 27
   
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The Athletic
# 25# 32
   
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The Fake Baseball
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Athlon Sports
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RotoBaller
# 21# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 27
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
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RotoBaller
# 16# 24
   
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FantasyPros
# 13# 23
   
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Freeze Stats
# 20# 31
   
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Razzball
# 17# 33
   
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SportsLine
# 19# 23
   
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Fantrax
# 20# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 24
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 27
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 18# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 16
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 20# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 23# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 28# 22
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 29# 23
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 29# 22
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 23
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 10
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3369
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched208.172.3
   
Wins151
   
Losses115
   
Saves038
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18154
   
Earned Runs7424
   
Home Runs Allowed2813
   
Strikeouts19982
   
Walks4317
   
ERA3.213.01
   
WHIP1.080.99
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3167
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched194.966.9
   
Wins133
   
Losses113
   
Saves038
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed18252
   
Earned Runs8021
   
Home Runs Allowed258
   
Strikeouts18583
   
Walks4815
   
ERA3.682.88
   
WHIP1.181.00
   
  Zack Greinke
SP - ARI
Zack Greinke
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Zack Greinke improved to 8-2 on Thursday in Washington, tossing 7 1/3 shutout innings while allowing just two hits.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Kenley Jansen blew his third save of the year on Saturday versus the Cubs, allowing two runs in the ninth inning as the Dodgers went on to lose 2-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Zack Greinke improved to 7-2 on Saturday in Toronto, tossing six shutout innings while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Kenley Jansen picked up his 20th save of the year on Friday, striking out the side in the ninth to preserve the 5-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Saturday versus the Mets, giving up four runs on seven hits in four innings of work.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Kenley Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up his 19th save of 2019 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 Zack Greinke received a no-decision on Memorial Day versus Colorado, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out six.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
Kenley Jansen picked up his 18th save of Monday versus Arizona, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth en route to a 3-1 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 Zack Greinke took the loss on Tuesday in San Diego, throwing seven innings of three-run ball and striking out five.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 22nd
Kenley Jansen recorded a strikeout to pick up a one-out save in Friday's 6-3 win over the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Jansen has been so good for so long that you might automatically assume him to be the top closer once again in 2019, but last year, he was nowhere close to it. Rather, his ERA plummeted to 3.01 with "just" 82 Ks. You can still grab him among the top tier, but you shouldn't even be considering taking him in the first five or six rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Greinke is not an elite strikeout pitcher, but he is a workhorse with pinpoint control who has produced an ERA of 3.21 or better and WHIP of 1.15 or better in five of the last six seasons. There is real value in that consistency. He's an ideal second starter in standard mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Kenley Jansen's numbers declined across the board last season, as he posted the lowest K/9 rate (10.3) and highest ERA (3.01) of his career. And yet he still finished as the seventh-best reliever in standard rotisserie leagues. Jansen has pronounced himself "ready to roll" following his second heart procedure in November, and while players are known for being overly optimistic about their health, there isn't much reason to view Jansen as a major risk to miss time. The projection systems generally expect last year's numbers to be Jansen's new normal, so he could be overvalued if fantasy owners anticipate the Jansen of old, but he should still be regarded as a reliable top-10 closer for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Greinke has posted superbly similar ERAs (3.20, 3.21) and WHIP (1.07, 1.08) in the last two years, but the heavily used 35-year-old comes with some warning signs. His average fastball velocity slipped to 89.6 mph, leading to a .361 wOBA against the pitch. He also benefited from his lowest BABIP (.272) and highest strand rate (80.2) since 2015's 1.66 ERA. A cerebral pitcher with elite control, Greinke should avoid bottoming out entirely. Yet the risk is there. He's someone to draft as a steady SP2 rather than a staff anchor.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
What felt like a disastrous season for Jansen would have been great for most other relievers. He registered a career-high 3.01 ERA and career-low 10.3 K/9 substantially below his career average of 13.5. Health is his primary concern after undergoing heart surgery over the offseason, and he reportedly lost 25 pounds and is "ready to roll." Although no longer the premier closer in town, he's still a top-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros