Kenley Jansen
Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen (RP)

Los Angeles Dodgers

Bats: B   Throws: R

Kenley Jansen is a perfect 3-for-3 on save opportunities this month. He has struck out seven batters and now has 43 saves this season.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has 91 strikeouts this season and his 1.75 ERA would be the lowest of his career. He does not have a save since September 7, but is one of the top RP in baseball.


Kenley Jansen has allowed an earned run in three of his last seven appearances, blowing a save on Friday night before bouncing back for a save on Saturday. Jansen is 7-for-8 in save attempts this month, but has a 4.82 ERA. Even with his relative struggles, Jansen is second in the National League with 38 saves.

Fantasy Impact: Earned runs to the side, Jansen has been sublime this month, as he has struck out two batters in eight of his last 10 appearances and has 21 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings this month. His 0.75 WHIP this month is a bit higher than his 0.69 WHIP this season, but, with a couple poor outings to the side, Jansen is still the top RP.

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Kenley Jansen bounces back

Wed, Aug 17th 8:10pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Kenley Jansen earned a save in his last appearance, August 13, bouncing back from an appearance when he allowed three runs on two hits in 2/3 innings against the Red Sox. Jansen has converted seven consecutive save opportunities, but has a 6.75 ERA in four August innings. He is 35-for-40 in save opportunities and has a 1.80 ERA and 0.70 WHIP this season.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen, as with every RP, had a bad appearance against Boston, but has been otterly dominant in almost every other appearance. His two walks against Boston are the only two that he has allowed in his last 10 appearances and he has 70 strikeouts against nine walks in 50 innings pitched this season.


Kenley Jansen struck out the side on 15 pitches on Saturday afternoon, earning his 33rd saves. Jansen has two saves and five strikeouts in two innings this week. He is 33-for-38 in save opportunities this season, posting a 1.31 ERA and 0.65 WHIP.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is the top RP in fantasy baseball, as he also has 64 strikeouts in 48 innings, walking only seven batters and allowing 24 hits. He has converted eight of his last 10 save attempts and has allowed two earned runs in an appearance only twice in 49 games.

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Kenley Jansen wraps up 27th save

Sun, Jul 10th 6:59pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Kenley Jansen closed out the Dodgers' 3-1 win over the Padres on Sunday afternoon, earning his 27th save of the season. Jansen, who will celebrate his first All-Star appearance in San Diego on Tuesday, will close the first half with a 1.16 ERA and 0.65 WHIP.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen and Jeurys Familia should have a good fight for the National League save crown in 2016, as Familia has 31 saves to lead baseball at the break, but Jansen is the top fantasy RP. The Dodgers' closer is 27-for-30 in save attempts and has 51 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings this season.

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Kenley Jansen collects 23rd save

Wed, Jun 29th 10:13am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning, including a pair of Ks, to collect his 23rd save Tuesday against the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen continues to be one of the elite closers in baseball. He now has a sparkling ERA and WHIP of 1.38 and 0.67 to go with 39 strikeouts in just under 33 innings pitched.

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Kenley Jansen allowed a hit in one inning against the Braves for his 16th save in 18 attempts this season. Jansen has a 1.29 ERA and 0.57 WHIP this season, striking out 21 batters in 21 innings. His 16 saves rank fourth in the National League.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were a bit scared by the fact that Jansen blew two consecutive saves on May 20 and May 22, but he has now converted three straight saves and has nine scoreless appearances in his last 10 appearances. Jansen does not have the ridiculous strikeout per nine that he has shown in the past, 13.69 in his career, but he does have only one walk compared to his 21 strikeouts this season. He is one of the top closers in baseball, especially since the strikeouts will come as the season progresses.

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Kenley Jansen earned his 14th save of the season on Wednesday night after pitching a perfect ninth inning agains the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Kenley Jansen is having another phenomenal season for the Dodgers with 14 saves on a 1.42 ERA over 19 innings (20 strikeouts).

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Jansen was called upon in the ninth inning on Friday with runners on the corners and one out, he induced a double play from Cardinals left fielder Matt Holiday to preserve the four run victory for the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has been virtually untouchable all season long. He has still given up just one run on the year, and should be viewed as the class of his position.

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Jansen entered the game Tuesday with the scored tied at two in the top of the ninth inning versus the New York Mets. Jansen retired the side in order with one strikeout and two weakly hit balls that didn't leave the infield. In the bottom of the frame, Trayce Thompson did his best to match his brother Klay Thompson's clutch performance from the night before by smashing a two strike,two out 96 MPH fastball into the left center field seats off of Mets reliever Hansel Robles.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen's performance is nothing new this season, or in his career for that matter. For owners in fantasy leagues that award wins, today was just icing on the cake from one of the best closers in the game. Jansen is a must-start in all leagues across the board.

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Jansen entered Tuesday's game with the bases loaded and a five run lead. He exited the game after facing one batter and locking down his tenth save of the season. Jansen forced pinch hitter Corey Dickerson to hit a lazy fly ball to left field, putting an end to a potential rally by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen now leads the entire MLB with ten saves. He is also 10-for-10 in save opportunities while sporting a tidy 0.82 ERA and 0.55 WHIP, with his lone earned run coming in a non-save situation. As expected Jansen is one of the top closers in the game in 2016. Look for him to continue his impressive start well into the dog days of Summer.

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Kenley Jansen tallies ninth save

Mon, Apr 25th 11:59am EDT
By Matthew Davis

Kenley Jansen recorded his ninth save of the season after the Dodgers defeated the Rockies 12-10 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kenley Jansen remains an elite reliever and looks as dominant as ever. Jansen is posting a 33% strikeout rate with a 3% walk rate and has yet to give up an earned run.

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Kenley Jansen collected his sixth save of the season Wednesday against the Braves. He pitched a perfect 10th inning, including a strikeout, to notch the save.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has been nearly flawless this season, having now allowed an earned run with only two runners reaching base against him, good for a 0.30 WHIP. He's struck out over a batter per inning and has six saves in as many opportunities.

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Jansen recorded a rare five-out save on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He did not allow a base runner, while striking out two. On the young season, Jansen has allowed just one hit while striking out five batters in 3 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: The save was Jansen's third in as many attempts. He is as consistent as it gets in the closer role and has as firm of a grip on his job as any closer in the league.

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Jansen entered Tuesday's contest with a three run lead against the San Diego Padres. He would exit the game with the same score, allowing a hit while striking out two en route to his first save of 2016.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday's save is the first of many for Jansen this season. He was easily a top-five closer coming into the season and has a track record of reliability making him one of the safest players at his position.

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Jansen pitched one inning of relief on Monday. He gave up back-to-back doubles, and one earned run while striking out two Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is entering into his last year of arbitration, and will have plenty of motivation for a big free agent payday following the 2016 season. Jansen has converted 80-of-87 save opportunities over the last two seasons, and should be one of the first closers off the board on draft day.

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Kenley Jansen with the four-out save

Tue, Oct 13th 11:11pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen recorded four outs to notch his second save of the 2015 NLDS. He walked one and struck out two. 15-of-24 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen labored a bit, as he threw 14 pitches to close out the eight inning. He was able to finish off the Mets in the ninth with 10 pitches. Heading into Game 5 on Thursday, Jansen should be fine to pitch if needed. He's only pitched two innings in the past 11 days and will get one day of rest in between games.

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Kenley Jansen walked one and struck out one Saturday night to help the Dodgers tie the 2015 NLDS at 1-1. 10-of-17 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen ended the regular season with 36 saves, which was good for 9th in MLB. What's impressive is that he missed the first month and a half due to injury. Jansen ended the regular season with a 2.41 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, 8 walks, and 80 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings. Barring any health issues, Jansen will be one of the first closers drafted next year.

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Kenley Jansen allowed one hit and struck out one to lock down his 36th save of the season Saturday night against the San Diego Padres. 9-of-12 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: With two games left in the season, Jansen has a 2.41 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 80 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings pitched.

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Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning Monday night for his 35th save of 2015. 4-of-6 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has a 2.45 ERA, 0.78 WHIP with 79 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings pitched.

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Kenley Jansen allowed one earned run, two hits and struck out one in 2/3 of an inning Wednesday night in San Francisco. 12-of-19 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen had not pitched in five days, so Mattingly wanted to give his closer some work.

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Kenley Jansen notched save No. 34

Thu, Sep 24th 8:38pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen locked down his 34th save of the season Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He struck out one and threw 17-of-23 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen hasn't pitched three days too often this year. With the 23 pitches thrown today, he may not be available tomorrow. Keep an eye on reports. On the season, Jansen has a 2.36 ERA with 78 strikeouts and only 8 walks in 49 2/3 innings pitched.

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Kenley Jansen allowed one hit Wednesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks to notch his 33rd save of the season. He did not walk or strikeout a batter. 10-of-11 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen last pitched last Friday against the Pirates. His last save was last Wednesday against the Rockies. On the season, Jansen has a 2.40 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning of Friday nights game against the Pirates with the Dodgers up 6-2. He allowed one hit and threw 11-of-15 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: That's the fourth non-save appearance for Jansen this month. I don't blame Mattingly as the rest of the Dodgers bullpen has been suspect. On the season, Jansen has a 2.45 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 77 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen allowed one hit and struck out two for his 32nd save of the season. 10-of-14 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: It was nice to see Jansen bounce back after his outing in Arizona, in which he allowed three earned runs and threw 33 pitches. On the season, Jansen now has a 2.51 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 77 strikeouts in 46 2/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen entered Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with a four-run lead. He allowed a three-run home run and walked one, but was able to close out the game for the Dodgers. 23-of-33 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has now given up six home runs on the season. That has pretty much been his only blemish on a fine season. Having thrown 33 pitches on Sunday, do not expect Jansen to pitch tomorrow against the Rockies if a save opportunity arises.

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Kenley Jansen with save number 31

Wed, Sep 9th 9:50am EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen walked one and struck out one Tuesday night to pick up his 31st save of the season. 10-of-18 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Ho hum. Another save for Jansen. He has not allowed an earned run since August 23rd. That's a span of 10 innings, in which he's only given up 4 hits and 2 walks.

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Kenley Jansen allowed one hit and struck out two for his 30th save of the season. 11-of-17 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has a 2.16 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, and 67 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. The Dodgers are really humming right now, so expect plenty of save opportunites to close out the season.

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Kenley Jansen with save number 29

Sat, Sep 5th 11:58pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 29th save on the season. He struck out one and threw 7-of-10 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: 2.16 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 67 strikeouts, and only five walks in 41 2/3 innings pitched. Not bad considering he missed a month and a half of the season.

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Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning of Friday night's game against the San Diego Padres. He struck out one and did not allow a hit or a walk. 8-of-9 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen had not pitched in three days, so Mattingly just wanted to give him some work.

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Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his 28th save of the season. 5-of-8 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has allowed two earned runs in his last 14 innings pitched. On the season, he has a 2.27 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 65 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen allowed one hit and struck out one batter to notch his 27th save of the season. 10-of-16 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: That's two saves in consecutive days. He threw 16 and nine pitches in each game. If a save opportunity arises tomorrow, he should be good to go. There is a chance that Mattingly holds him out though. He's pitched three consecutive games only once this season.

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Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save of the year. He struck out 1 and threw 8-of-9 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: After receiving the day off last night, Jansen returned to notch his seventh save in August. On the year, he has a 2.45 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen notches save number 25

Wed, Aug 26th 10:31pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen earned his 25th save of the season Wednesday night against the Reds. He allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out two. 17-of-23 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The last time Jansen allowed a walk was August 1st. He's only walked five batter all year long. Jansen is sporting a 2.52 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and has struck out 63 batters in 35 2/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen was brought in to protect a four run lead Tuesday night in Cincinnati. He pitched a perfect inning striking out one batter. 7-of-11 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has 24 saves on the year and is sporting a 2.60 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, with 61 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings pitched. As the stretch run approaches, there should be plenty of save opportunities on the horizon.

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Kenley Jansen blows Kershaw's gem

Sun, Aug 23rd 5:34pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen blew his second save of the season. He allowed one earned run on two hits and struck out one. 14-of-22 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers are really scuffling all around right now. The last time Jansen pitched was on August 16th, a span of seven days. The Dodgers should get out of their funk soon, and when they do Jansen should start racking up saves again. On the year, Jansen has a 2.67 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 60 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched.

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Kenley Jansen with save number 24

Sun, Aug 16th 7:54pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen recorded four outs for his 24th save of the season. He struck out two and did not allow a baserunner. 15-of-19 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has only allowed one earned run, one walk, and four hits in August. He's struck out 14 in those seven August innings. On the year, he's sporting a 2.48 ERA, 0.70, and is the No. 20 RP on ESPN's Player Rater.

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Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect inning to notch his 23rd save of the season. He struck out two batters and threw 9-of-13 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Since recovering from a viral infection two weeks ago, Jansen has not allowed an earned run in 4 2/3 innings pitched. He's given up two hits, has not walked a batter, struck out 10 batters, and collected four saves. He's baaaaaaaack.

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Kenley Jansen notched his 22nd save by pitching a perfect ninth inning. He struck out two and threw 7-of-8 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has some work to catch Mark Melancon and Trevor Rosenthal, who both have 35 saves. He probably won't catch them but he's slowly creeping up the leader board. On the year, he's sporting a 2.67 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and has struck out 55 batters in 30 1/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen was called upon for the save opportunity after Joel Peralta allowed two consecutive base hits. Maikel Franco welcomed Jansen into the game with a double that scored two. Both runs were charged to Peralta. Jansen then allowed a single to Ryan Howard, but then induced Domonic Brown into a game ending double play. Jansen did not record a walk or strikeout and threw 6-of-7 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has only blown one save on the season. He's now sporting a 2.86 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. He's struck out 50 batters while only issuing four walks in 28 1/3 innings. The only blemish so far has been that he's allowed five home runs.

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Kenley Jansen struck out all three batters he faced to lock down his 20th save of the year. 9-of-13 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like Jansen is over the viral infection that was bothering him the last few games. It was nice to see him return to his dominating ways again. On the year, Jansen now has a 2.93 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 50 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings.

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Kenley Jansen allowed two hits which resulted in one earned run, but was still able to lock down his 19th save. He did record two strikeouts, one against Mike Trout with two men on base. 17-of-24 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: This was the second game in a row where Jansen had to throw 20+ pitches. It was reported after last night's game that Jansen has been dealing with a viral infection. Jansen should return to his dominating ways soon.

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Kenley Jansen notched save No.18 Friday night against the Angels. He struck out one, but did allow a home run to Mike Trout. 19-of-26 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: After being unhittable earlier in the year, Jansen has served up some gopher balls recently. On the season, he's allowed four home runs in 25 innings. His career high in a season is six, but those were in 65+ innings. Other than the home run issue, all the other measurables are fine. In fact, his WHIP, walk rate, and strikeout rate are all at career bests.

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Kenley Jansen notched his 17th save of the season Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. He walked one and struck out two to secure the win for Mike Bolsinger. 10-of-19 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen uncharacteristically walked a batter Wednesday, only his third in 23 innings. This may have been due to the fact that he served up a few home runs recently. Jansen always pounds the strike zone so maybe he was cognizant of that. Regardless, Jansen is elite and will continue to be so.

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Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals. The dreaded non-save situation was not kind to Jansen as he allowed two hits, one being a two-run home run to Bryce Harper. He did strike out three though. 16-of-18 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: No need to worry. Jansen always pounds the strike zone, so batters run into one every now and then. With the Dodgers up four runs, there was less priority to be fine with location. The non-save situation seems to always get the best of closers. He struck out three so have no fear.

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Kenley Jansen shut the door on the Brewers with a perfect ninth inning after the Dodgers scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 4-3 lead. Jansen struck out two and threw 10 of 16 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen missed the Dodgers' first 34 games and has recorded 16 saves across the 56 games since then, which works out to a 46-save pace for a full season. For reference, Mark Melancon leads the Majors with 29 saves across 89 Pirates games, on pace for 53. Not only is Jansen a solid bet to lead the Majors in saves for the second half, but he is also tops among all relievers with at least 20 innings pitched in FIP and K%-BB%,

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Kenley Jansen struck out the first two batters before getting a fly-out for a perfect ninth inning to preserve the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Brewers on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen's conventional and peripheral numbers have been among the best for all relief pitchers since his return from the disabled list. His ERA/FIP/xFIP is 1.74/1.14/1.29 and he's striking out 15.68 and walking 0.87 batters per nine innings. Since he also plays on one of MLB's most winning teams, he is probably the #1 RP asset in all of fantasy.

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Kenley Jansen with save number 14

Tue, Jul 7th 3:29am EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen notched his 14th save of the season Monday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. He allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out two. 12-of-18 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is a machine and will continue to deliver as long as he's healthy. Once the Dodgers start heating up, there should plenty of save opportunies to convert.

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Kenley Jansen was not available to pitch on Saturday after throwing a season-high 24 pitches last night. J.P. Howell got the save in the Dodgers 4-3 victory over the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen was not sharp last night, as he was missing location and his velocity was down. Throwing 24 pitches probably prompted Mattingly to give Jansen a day off. If Jansen were to go down for an extended period of time, it would be a full-blow committee. Yimi Garcia, Adam Liberatore, and Pedro Baez all allowed an earned run in their appearance Saturday. J.P. Howell earned the save because Baez was struggling and Mattingly wanted to matchup lefty against lefty for Curtis Granderson. Howell ended up striking out Granderson.

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Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning of a 1-1 game, Friday night against the New York Mets. He allowed the go-ahead run on two hits. He did strike out two and threw 20-of-24 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The 24 pitches thrown were the most in a game this season. His location was off and his velocity was down a few ticks. He threw one cutter at 95 mph, but was primarily sitting in the 93 mph range. I don't think there is anything to be concerned about, but tonight made three straight games where he has allowed an earned run. Barring any physical ailments, Jansen should end up as one of the top closers in the game. Keep an eye on any reports though.

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Kenley Jansen allowed a home run to David Peralta, but struck out two Diamondbacks to notch his 13th save of the season. 9-of-11 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: That is the second home run that Jansen has allowed in 17.2 innings. He's only given up eight hits total. With the two strikeouts, he now has 30 on the year. Jansen pounds the strike zone so the occasional home run is to be expected. Even the great Mariano Rivera allowed 71 home runs. Granted, that was in 1283.2 innings pitched.

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Kenley Jansen converted his 12th save of the year against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He struck out two but allowed his first walk of the year, which was cashed in with a double by Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt. 14-of-18 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: As long as Jansen stays healthy, he should end up as one of the top closers in the league.

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Kenley Jansen with save No. 11

Sun, Jun 28th 7:29pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen closed out the Miami Marlins for his eleventh save of the season. He allowed one hit and struck out two. 10-of-14 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: You can't ask for more from a relief pitcher. Jansen pounds the strike zone, rarely issues a walk or allows a hit, and strikes out almost two batters per inning. Saves are dependent on other factors, but he should be among the leaders in that category when it's all said and done.

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Kenley Jansen strikes out one

Thu, Jun 25th 5:38pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning to close out the 4-0 win over the Cubs. He struck out one and threw 10-of-16 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is No. 30 on ESPN's Player Rater for relief pitchers. Keep in mind that he missed more than a month of action. He will slowly creep up those rankings and it's only a matter of time before he gets into the Top 10.

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Kenley Jansen notches save number 10

Thu, Jun 25th 12:05am EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen locked down his tenth save of the year against the Chicago Cubs. He allowed one hit and struck out one. 6-of-10 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has allowed five hits and struck out 23 batters in 13.2 innings pitched in 2015. Set it and forget it. The only drama is to see how fast he can catch the current leaders in saves.

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Kenley Jansen gets the win

Fri, Jun 19th 1:13am EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen pitched another perfect inning with two strikeouts. He notched his second win of the season when the Dodgers were able to score in the bottom of the ninth. 11-of-16 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Walk-off-balk is how Jansen gets the win. Jansen is now sporting a ridiculous 0.75 ERA, 0.33 WHIP, and has struck out 22 batters in 12 innings. He's allowed four hits with the only earned run allowed coming on a solo home run.

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Kenley Jansen allowed one hit and struck out two Padres to notch his ninth save of the season. All nine of his pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Ho hum. Another save for Jansen. He's now allowed four hits and struck out 20 batters in 11 innings. Can't do much better than that. The Dodgers should provide plenty of save opportunies so enjoy the ride if you own Jansen.

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Kenley Jansen closed out the Padres Friday night for his eighth save of the season. He allowed one hit and struck out three. 14-of-19 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: After blowing his last save opportunity, Jansen bounced back nicely. He is now sporting a 0.90 ERA, 0.30 WHIP, and has struck out 18 batters in 10 innings. He's allowed three hits on the year. Jansen is the poster child for Paying for Saves.

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Kenley Jansen blew his first save of the year on a home run to A. J. Pollock. It was the first earned run given up by Jansen all year. The Dodgers offense picked him up by scoring in the bottom of the frame. 11-of-16 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: It happens. Jansen has been close to perfect, so it was nice to see him pick up the win on his first mis-step. There's no shame in giving up a homer to Pollock, who has been red hot.

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Kenley Jansen pitched another perfect inning to notch his seventh save of the season. He struck out two and threw eight of his eleven pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is a machine. He's now allowed only one hit in eight innings pitched with 14 strikeouts. Barring any health concerns, he will be at the top of the closer rankings in due time.

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Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning, with one strikeout, for his sixth save of the season. 9-of-11 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen returned from the injury scare in Colorado and resumed his domination. He has now struck out 12 batters and allowed only one hit with no walks in seven innings pitched. Jansen doesn't fool around, as he pounds the strike zone with his mid-90s cutter. In my mind, he's the number one closer in fantasy and the opportunities that the Dodgers will provide him should bring the numbers to bear very soon.

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Kenley Jansen cleared to play

Thu, Jun 4th 8:05pm EDT
By Stan Son

After a checkup today, Kenley Jansen was cleared to play. He had high blood pressure last night and was sick in the stomach. Mattingly said he did not reveal anything last night due to the wishes of Jansen. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Whew...Still seems a little strange how everything transpired, but all we can go on is the information presented to us. Jansen has been dominant so far, allowing only one hit. As long as he's healthy, he could challenge for the top spot at the end of the season.

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Kenley Jansen to be checked today

Thu, Jun 4th 1:14pm EDT
By Stan Son

Sources told Ken Rosental that Kenley Jansen is scheduled for a checkup today. He may have been dehydrated or was affected by the altitude last night in Colorado. Checkup is precautionary and issue is not believed to be heart related. (Source: Ken Rosental on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This sounds all well and good but something's off here. Why not address it last night if it was something minor? I'd be a littled worried here if I was a Jansen owner because of the Ryu experience earlier in the year. When Ryu was placed on the 60-day DL, it was spun as just a roster management move. Then, lo and behold, a few days later it was announced that he was throwing 82 mph in a bullpen session from the prior week. Hopefully everything is fine with Jansen.

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Kenley Jansen was not available to pitch Wednesday night because he wasn't feeling well, per a team spokesman. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in 2011, so it's possible that the Colorado air affected that condition somehow. That's pure speculation and it's all I have to go on as Mattingly and Jansen refused to discuss the issue post-game. It just seems strange that the issue is being dealt with so secretively. I hope it's nothing serious as Jansen has been lights out so far.

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With the Dodgers nursing a 6-4 lead in Colorado, manager Don Mattingly called upon Yimi Garcia to close it out. Kenley Jansen was unavailable for some unknown reason as the Rockies scored three runs for the comeback win.

Fantasy Impact: Very strange as Jansen only pitched one time in the last week. Is he injured? Is a trade in the works? It's all speculation as of now but I haven't been able to find anything as of yet. Stay tuned.

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Kenley Jansen locked down his fifth save Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies. He allowed one hit and struck out two. 12-of-16 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has been dominant since returning back from injury. In fact, he allowed his first hit of the season tonight. He's struck out 11 batters in six innings pitched and is sporting a 0.00 ERA and 0.17 WHIP on the year.

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Kenley Jansen struck out one batter to notch his fourth save. He was forced to enter the game because Chris Hatcher allowed two hits without recording an out with the Dodgers up 6-2. One of the inherited runners scored on a fielder's choice groundball to third. 10-of-12 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen just keeps dominating. The cutter is absolutely filthy. He's pitched five perfect innings on the season with nine strikeouts. One of the elite closers in the game and should vie for the top spot even though he missed a month and a half of the seaon.

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Kenley Jansen locks down another win

Sun, May 24th 12:38am EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen pitched another perfect inning for back-to-back saves against the San Diego Padres. He struck out one, did not allow a hit or a walk, and threw 5-of-7 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Let the good times roll for Jansen owners. So far, in four innings pitched, Jansen has struck out eight while not allowing a single hit or walk. If healthy, he can end up as the #1 closer even while missing a month and a half of the season.

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Kenley Jansen tallied his second save of the season in impressive fashion with two strikeouts. 9-of-12 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen was sharp as usual. The fastball was in the 94 mph range, the cutter was sharp as usual, and the slider was nasty. Even with the missed time, Jansen could end up as the top closer because of his elite strikeout rate, opportunities that should be provided for him, and the overall state of the closer market.

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Kenley Jansen pitched a clean ninth inning for his first save of the season. He struck out one batter. 10-of-12 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: For those that have been stashing Jansen, enjoy the good times to come. The Dodgers are going to provide a ton of save opportunites and Jansen is going to strike out a ton in the process.

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Kenley Jansen finally returned to action Friday night. He struck out four in the eighth inning. The first batter he faced, Carlos Gonzalez, reached first when the ball got past Yasmani Grandal. 13-of-14 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: He's back. He should probably start closing today or tomorrow. The Dodgers are going to provide plenty of save opportunites so 30+ saves and 75+ strikeouts should still be attainable.

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Kenley Jansen was officially reinstated today from the 15-day disabled list. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the struggles the Dodgers bullpen has experienced in the last week, this is welcome news and a great addition. Scouts said that Jansen's fastball was in the 92-94 mph range with "nasty" movement on his cutter. Jansen himself said it will only take him one inning to prepare to close.


Kenley Jansen faced three batters on Sunday for Rancho Cucamonga. He allowed one hit and retired two (one strikeout) in 13 pitches. He threw 12 pitches on Saturday. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's looking like Jansen should be returning very soon. This week or next seem like good possibilities. Mattingly said he will ease Jansen back into the closer role but it shouldn't take him much time grab the reigns.


Kenley Jansen retired all three batters he faced Saturday for Rancho Cucamonga. He recorded one strikeout. Jansen is scheduled to pitch Sunday. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Things look to be progressing well for Jansen and the mid-May target seems feasible. It shouldn't take him long to assume the closer role and be one of the elites the rest of the year.


Kenley Jansen allowed three runs on two hits (one home run) in Wednesday morning's rehab outing for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. He walked one and struck out two in two-thirds of an inning. He was capped at 25 pitches. (Source: Ken Gurnick @ MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Health is the most important thing. As long as there is no news of any physical setbacks, one shouldn't put much stock into the results. Mattingly said that he would ease Jansen back into the closer role. A return date of May 15 has been mentioned.


Kenley Jansen pitched his first rehab game Friday night for Rancho Cucamonga. He allowed one hit and struck out one in a 14-pitch inning. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen said that he will probably need six or seven rehab innings. Manager Don Mattingly said that he will be eased back into the closer role. It shouldn't take long for Jansen to assume the role and when he does he should be elite the rest of the year.


Kenley Jansen said he touched 96 mph in his throwing session today. He's expected to pitch six to seven innings at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga before being activated. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen was sidelined with a foot injury so it would've been a surprise if his velocity was off. The six to seven inning rehab stint could mean Jansen is up in a couple of weeks.


Kenley Jansen threw off a mound today. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has said that he would like to return sometime in mid-May. That looks like a distinct possibility now. If no complications arise, Jansen should immediately be thrust into the closer role and be elite the rest of the season. 30+ saves with 75+ strikeouts should be attainable.


Kenley Jansen "still a ways away"

Wed, Apr 22nd 9:43am EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen threw a bullpen session before Tuesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants. Manager Don Mattingly said: "Basically, he’s going through spring training right now. He’s on track for us. But he’s still a ways away.” Jansen is expected to return sometime in May. (Source: Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register)

Fantasy Impact: The injury to Jansen was on his foot, not his throwing arm, so a return to prior form should be easier. It is still an injury that required a lot of time off so monitor his situation carefully. If he's able to come back without any setbacks, 30+ saves and 75+ strikeouts should be attainable. The Dodgers are going to win a ton of games so he could be in the elite tier when it's all said and done.


Kenley Jansen threw off mound today

Sat, Apr 18th 8:55pm EDT
By Stan Son

Kenley Jansen threw off a mound for the first time since undergoing foot surgery two months ago. The session was 15 pitches in the bullpen at less than maximum effort. His fastball was clocked a 86 mph. (Source: Dylan Hernandez )

Fantasy Impact: This is good news in the rehabilitation process for Jansen. He seems to be on schedule for a return sometime in May.


Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. It was discovered when Jansen experienced discomfort running last week. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 8-12 week timetable puts a return at the end of April or early May. Its a good thing the injury is on the lower body and not on the throwing arm or shoulder so there shouldn't be too much concern. Instead of a save number in the 40's, with 100+ strikeouts, the projections for Jansen should be lowered to a save number in the 30's with around 80 strikeouts, dropping him from top 3 reliever to top 10. The Dodgers should provide plenty of save opportunities but the pitchers behind Jansen are all un-inspiring. I have no faith in Brandon League so my guess would be that newly acquired Joel Peralta will get first crack.


The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with stud closer Kenley Jansen and signed him for 2015 at $7.425 million. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is one of the top closers in fantasy. In 2014, he posted a 2.76 ERA, saved 44 games, and struck out 101 batters in 65 innings pitched. It will be curious how the Dodgers approach Jansen long-term as David Robertson recently signed a four-year $46 million deal with the Chicago White Sox. While we do not advocate drafting closers early, Jansen should approach the 40 save mark again and continue to strike out over a batter an inning. The upgraded Dodgers defense should help as well.