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Kenley Jansen | Relief Pitcher | #74

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 275
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LA
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Kenley Jansen earned a six-out save in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Astros in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told the media before the game that Jansen, who had shown signs of fatigue in his last couple of appearances, would be limited to three outs on Tuesday night. But you can throw out all plans this time of year, however well-conceived. Jansen looked back to his normal dominant self, retiring all six batters he faced between the eighth and ninth innings -- three via strikeout -- to force a Game 7 on Wednesday. Oct 31 - 11:44 PM

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Kenley Jansen will probably be limited to three outs in Game 6 of the World Series.

Jansen has allowed three earned runs on six hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings in the World Series, showing real signs of late-October fatigue, but it's all hands on deck with the Dodgers on the brink. Jansen was presented the Trevor Hoffman 2017 National League Reliever of the Year Award ahead of Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. He had a dominant 1.32 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 109/7 K/BB ratio in 68 1/3 innings during the regular season.
Oct 31 - 4:44 PM

Kenley Jansen was presented the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award ahead of Saturday's World Series Game 4.

Jansen dominated during the regular season, owning a 1.32 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 109 strikeouts while saving a league-high 41 games. It was his second consecutive win, becoming the first pitcher in either league to win back-to-back awards since MLB started giving them out in 2014. The 30-year-old is looking to add a World Series championship to his list of accomplishments in 2017.
Source: MLB.com
Oct 28 - 8:19 PM

Kenley Jansen worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 victory over the Astros on Tuesday.

Jansen carved his way through the top of the Astros' batting order, striking out George Springer and inducing flyouts from Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve to seal a 3-1 series-opening victory for Los Angeles. Jansen holds a 0.00 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio through nine innings this postseason. He also now has first career World Series save.
Oct 24 - 10:57 PM

Kenley Jansen retired all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday as the Dodgers beat the Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS.

Jansen was brought into a 6-1 game after Ross Stripling gave up back-to-back hits to open the bottom of the ninth and the hard-throwing closer needed just 12 total pitches to put out the fire and seal the big Game 3 victory for Los Angeles. Jansen has not allowed a run in the 2017 postseason and he holds a 12/1 K/BB ratio in seven innings.
Oct 18 - 12:49 AM

Kenley Jansen earned a four-out save Saturday against the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS.

All four of his outs came by way of the strikeout, a thoroughly dominant showing from the right-hander. He did it against the heart of the Cubs' order, too, retiring Kris Bryant to end the eighth inning before striking out Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and Ian Happ to end it. Jansen now has eight strikeouts in five scoreless innings of work this postseason.
Oct 14 - 11:41 PM

Kenley Jansen spun a scoreless ninth inning to record the save as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks on Monday to advance to the NLCS.

Jansen permitted a one-out single to David Peralta to bring the tying run to the dish, but he got Ketel Marte to ground out and won a battle with Paul Goldschmidt, striking him out to end it. The closer pitched in all three games of the series, allowing just an unearned run.
Oct 10 - 1:58 AM

Kenley Jansen retired five batters to record the save in Saturday's NLDS Game 2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen came on in relief of Josh Fields with a runner on second and one out in the eighth inning with the Dodgers holding a three-run lead. He needed a mere 18 pitches to record five outs, striking out a pair of batters along the way. In 23 career postseason innings, Jansen now holds a 2.35 ERA and 37/10 K/BB ratio.
Oct 8 - 8:56 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed just one hit with two strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings in Saturday's game at Colorado for his 41st save.

Jansen uncorked a wild pitch, and he needed 20 pitches to record his four outs. Still, he enters the final day of the regular season with just one blown save in 42 save chances while posting a sparkling 1.32 ERA and 0.75 WHIP.
Oct 1 - 2:39 AM

Kenley Jansen retired the side in order in the ninth inning to earn a save against the Nationals on Saturday.

It was a rare game without a strikeout for Jansen but his owners will happily take the clean inning and the save. He is 5-0 with 38 saves (and only one blown save) and a 1.27 ERA on the season. He has an outstanding 101 strikeouts and just 7 walks in 63 2/3 innings.
Sep 16 - 4:29 PM

Kenley Jansen worked three singles allowed in 1 1/3 scoreless innings of work for his 37th save of the season on Tuesday in San Francisco.

Jansen has been a little more hittable lately, allowing six hits across his past 3 1/3 innings, but he still has blown just one of his 38 save chances this season. It was his first save since Sept. 1 due to the team's recent 11-game losing streak.
Sep 13 - 2:41 AM

Kenley Jansen struck out the side to net his 34th save of the season on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Jansen with a one-run lead is usually drama-free. With a three-run lead it's game over. He went through Jordy Mercer, Sean Rodriguez and Starling Marte with ease, recording two of his strikeouts via swinging strike threes.
Aug 22 - 11:17 PM

Kenley Jansen notched one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in a 3-0 interleague win over the Tigers.

Pinch-hitter Alex Presley reached base on catcher's interference with two outs but it didn't faze Jansen, who quickly induced Jose Iglesias into a game-ending groundout. Jansen now has 33 saves in 34 chances. He owns a 1.33 ERA with 84 strikeouts and five walks in 54 1/3 innings.
Aug 19 - 7:44 PM

Kenley Jansen fired off a scoreless ninth inning for his 30th save of the season in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen came on in the ninth with the Dodgers leading 8-6. No worries, there, as Jansen recorded the final three outs without issue. He did so throwing just seven pitches. That is just the way this season has been going for the ace closer, who is pitching to a beautiful 1.25 ERA, 0.66 WHIP and 77/5 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings. Jansen is 30-for-31 in save chances this year.
Aug 11 - 1:39 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a couple singles and a walk but did not allow a run as he earned a save against the Giants on Saturday.

He was brought in to protect a one-run lead and got the job done. With the help of a double-play ball, Jansen was able to pitch around a free pass and two singles. It was just the fourth walk he has issued all season against 69 strikeouts. The former catching prospect now has 27 saves and a 1.36 ERA in 46 1/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 7:07 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Matt Kemp
2Joc Pederson
3Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brock Stewart
7Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Jesen Therrien
7Josh Fields
8Edward Paredes
9Walker Buehler
10Yimi Garcia
11Adam Liberatore
12Pat Venditte