Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen

RP - LAD
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 265 lbsAge: 30Bats: BThrows: RCountry: CUW

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Kenley Jansen not in danger of losing closing job, according to manager

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is not currently in danger of losing the ninth inning job despite his recent struggles, according to manager Dave Roberts. Jansen blew his second save of the season on Tuesday and has an ERA of 8.10 in seven appearances.

Fantasy Impact

Jansen's struggles to start the season have been widely documented, with much of the attention being paid to his diminished velocity. It is still early in the season, and Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Jansen's track record has earned him a long leash, but it is not too early to be worried or start thinking about handcuffing Jansen with someone like Joshua Fields.

Mike Maher2 days ago
Kenley Jansen blows another save opportunity

Kenley Jansen was called upon in the ninth inning with a two-run lead against the Padres on Tuesday night. Jansen's blown save was provided by an Eric Hosmer home run and a walk to Franchy Cordero that lead to the game being tied on a Chase Headley double.

Fantasy Impact

Jansen only allowed one blown save in 42 chances last season. This is already his second blown save of the season. His velocity continues to be down, allowing a 38.1% hard hit rate. Fantasy owners that invested in Jansen are having early season regrets. Let this be a premature 2019 reminder to not invest this high in closers.

Matthew Davis2 days ago
Kenley Jansen pitches a scoreless ninth inning

Kenley Jansen allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact

The Dodgers were behind when Jansen came into the game and he didn't factor into the decision, but it was good to see him add another scoreless inning to his ledger. His lack of strikeouts (just five in 5 2/3 innings pitched) remains a concern, but his five straight scoreless appearances should be comforting to fantasy owners overall.

Dan Harris6 days ago
Kenley Jansen notches first save of the season

Kenley Jansen had his cutter moving in the 10th inning on Sunday against the Giants. Jansen allowed a baserunner but was able to strikeout the side for his first save of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Jansen's velocity is still a tick down from prior seasons but that could be due to a long postseason and short spring.

Matthew Davis2 weeks ago
Kenley Jansen pitches scoreless inning on Sunday

Kenley Jansen allowed two hits and struck out one over a scoreless inning on Saturday against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact

This was obviously improvement for Jansen after his early season struggles, but his velocity was still down (about 91 mph average), and he allowed multiple base-runners again. Hopefully, the issues are more mechanical, and in light of his history, he is in no danger of losing his job.

Dan Harris2 weeks ago