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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Kenley Jansen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
33 of 52 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 39
Best Rank# 13# 24
Worst Rank# 64# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 110
Best Rank# 86# 91
Worst Rank# 110# 150
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2862
Wins14
Saves140
ERA3.514.17
WHIP1.061.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 57
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 23# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 90
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 26# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 24
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 46# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6231
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched63.0195.0
   
Wins511
   
Losses38
   
Saves330
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed51196
   
Earned Runs2685
   
Home Runs Allowed922
   
Strikeouts80195
   
Walks1650
   
ERA3.713.92
   
WHIP1.061.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched23.364.2
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves140
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1963
   
Earned Runs930
   
Home Runs Allowed49
   
Strikeouts2862
   
Walks619
   
ERA3.514.17
   
WHIP1.061.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout Tuesday to secure his third save against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 5th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 Kenley Jansen struck out two batters and hit another in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against Arizona, earning his second save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 2nd
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 Kenley Jansen walked two and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning of a tie game Wednesday against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Kenley Jansen allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a win over the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jul 29th
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
 Kenley Jansen struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning against the Giants on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 27th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
Notes 
 Jansen finally reported to camp on Sunday, July 12, and revealed that he was delayed because he had tested positive for COVID-19. Dave Roberts stated that he expected Jansen to be ready for the regular season, which means he can be drafted as a top-10 closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros