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Kenley Jansen | Relief Pitcher | #74

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 265
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LA
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Dodgers and RHP Kenley Jansen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $10.65 million contract.
Jansen will be getting a nice paycheck in what will be his walk year. The dominant closer has certainly earned it, boasting a career 2.28 ERA and absurd 528 strikeouts across 340 career innings. He'll be an elite fantasy closer again in 2016. Jan 15 - 3:16 PM

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Kenley Jansen finished off the Mets with a four-out save in Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 win.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly summoned his well-rested closer after Chris Hatcher issued a two-out walk in the eighth inning. Jansen walked a batter of his own but then got Daniel Murphy to fly out to end the frame. The ninth inning was much easier, as Jansen got a couple swinging strikeouts and a weak fly ball. The series is headed back to Los Angeles for Game 5.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Kenley Jansen struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to preserve Wednesday's 2-0 shutout win against the Rockies.

With retired the first two batters he faced, Jansen coughed up a single to Charlie Blackmon before calmly blowing away pinch-hitter Carlos González. Jansen has converted 32-for-34 save chances and logged a 77/8 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 12:29:00 AM

Kenley Jansen put out a fire in the ninth inning, securing his 31st save as the Dodgers hung on to defeat the Angels 6-4 on Tuesday.

Pedro Baez started the inning, but allowed back-to-back doubles to make it a 6-3 game. Jansen entered to put out the fire. Though he walked a batter and allowed one of his inherited runners to score, the right-hander was able to record three outs to finalize the game. Jansen is now 31-for-33 in save chances with a 70/6 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 01:33:00 AM

Kenley Jansen closed out Monday's 7-5 victory against the Angels with a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 30th save.

Jansen gave up a leadoff infield single to Kole Calhoun, but he bounced back with consecutive strikeouts of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols before getting David DeJesus to fly out to end the game. The hard-throwing closer is 30-for-32 in save situations with a 2.11 ERA and a 69/5 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 01:14:00 AM

Kenley Jansen needed only eight pitches to retire the Giants in the ninth inning for his 28th save as the Dodgers won 2-1 on Tuesday.

Jansen quickly dispatched the Giants, getting Buster Posey to pop up, Marlon Byrd to ground out, and Alejandro De Aza to fly out. The closer moves to 28-for-30 in save chances with a 2.27 ERA and a 65/5 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 01:09:00 AM

Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 25th save as the Dodgers beat the Reds 7-4 on Wednesday.

Jansen allowed an infield single and a walk with two outs, but struck out Eugenio Suarez looking to end the contest. The hard-throwing right-hander carries a 2.52 ERA with a 63/5 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings while going 25-for-27 in save situations.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Kenley Jansen recorded the final four outs against the Reds on Sunday, protecting a one-run advantage and earning his 24th save of the season.

Jansen retired all four hitters that he faced, two of them via the strikeout. It caps off an incredible day for the right-hander who welcomed his second child into the world earlier in the morning. Jansen now sports a 2.48 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 59/4 K/BB ratio through 32 2/3 innings on the season.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Kenley Jansen closed out Wednesday's win over the Nationals with two strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning.

Jansen entered with the home team up 3-0. There would be no drama, as he recorded the requisite three outs on just eight pitches. Since returning from injury earlier in the season, Jansen's 22-for-23 in save chances while pitching to a 2.67 ERA with a lovely 55/4 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 12:41:00 AM

Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up his 20th save in Wednesday's 4-3 win against the Phillies.

On 13 pitches, Jansen struck out Freddy Galvis, Andres Blanco, and Domonic Brown in a stress-free ninth inning. It's the first time this year he's struck out three batters in a 1-2-3 inning. Jansen is 20-for-21 in save chances with a 2.93 ERA and a dominant 50/4 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Pitching while dealing with a virus, Kenley Jansen gave up a run in the ninth on his way to his 18th save Friday.

Jansen's stuff wasn't quite there tonight, but he had just enough to get the job done against the Angels. He might get Saturday off after laboring through 26 pitches in this one, potentially opening up a save chance for J.P. Howell or Pedro Baez.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 03:19:00 AM

Kenley Jansen tossed a scoreless ninth inning to nail down his 17th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

Jansen issued a leadoff walk to Cameron Maybin, but he rebounded quickly with a groundout and a pair of strikeouts. Jansen has had some shaky appearances of late with five runs allow over his last nine innings, but he still boasts a 2.28 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and absurd 43/3 K/BB ratio across 23 2/3 frames this season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Kenley Jansen got into a ninth inning jam and escaped, converting his 14th save in Monday's 10-7 victory over the Phillies.

Jansen walked Carlos Ruiz and allowed a single to Cody Asche to bring the tying run to the plate with no outs. He struck out Domonic Brown, got Jeff Francoeur to fly out, and struck out Andres Blanco to end the game. Jansen had allowed runs in each of his previous three performances. The hard-throwing right-hander is 14-for-15 in save chances with a 1.83 ERA and a 34/2 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 02:44:00 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a late run but still managed to pick up his 13th save of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen trotted into the game with his team up 4-2. The two-run cushion turned out to be necessary. After striking out the first batter of the frame, Jansen coughed up a solo homer to David Peralta before recording the last two outs minus any issues. Jansen's allowed runs in each of his last two appearances, but owners should look to a 13-for-14 save chance record, 1.53 ERA and stellar 30/1 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings rather than these little blips of trouble on the radar. As long as he's healthy, he remains one of the top closers in the game.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 01:16:00 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a run but still snagged his 12th save of the season as the Dodgers pulled out a 6-4 victory in 10 innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

With two outs, Jansen issued his first walk of the season to his 56th batter. Paul Goldschmidt then punished him for the walk with an RBI double. Jansen bounced back to strike out Yasmany Tomas to end the game. The right-hander is 12-for-13 in save chances this season with a 1.08 ERA and a 28/1 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 02:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Micah Johnson
4Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Scott Kazmir
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Kenta Maeda
6Alex Wood
7Brandon McCarthy
8Mike Bolsinger
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Luis Avilan
6Yimi Garcia
7Adam Liberatore
8Carlos Frias
9Frankie Montas
10Ian Thomas
11Josh Ravin
12Joe Blanton