Danny Jansen

Danny Jansen

C - TOR
Age: 24Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

CLE @ TOR
T. Bauer #29
Tue, 7/23 7:07pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #156
Projection (?) 2.5 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
48%
 
ESPN
38%

Eligibility

Yahoo C
ESPN C
CBS C

Jansen's underlying stats have been screaming positive regression all season and over the last few weeks, it has started to turn around. While he isn't quite a top 12 catcher, he should be on your radar as a future waiver wire add if he keeps hitting.

Jansen got off to an absolutely putrid start this season, but he has steadily improved as the year has gone along and really come on of late. In particular, Jansen's strikeout rate has dramatically improved every month since April. The 24-year old showed the ability to hit for both average and power in the minor leagues, so fantasy owners should take his July hot streak seriously. He wouldn't be the first catcher to take a little time to get comfortable at the plate while prioritizing his defensive responsibilities.

Entering the season as the top sleeper for those who waited on the position, Jansen was batting .170 with two home runs through June 25. He should have been long dropped before homering six times in 10 games before the All-Star break. His OPS climbed from .498 to .661, so gamers might want to give the 24-year-old a second chance in the second half.