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KENLEY JANSEN RUMORS

Finding Kenley Jansen at his Meanest

The other day, Kenley Jansen caused a minor stir when he threw a 98 mile-per-hour cutter. In reality, Jansen had thrown that pitch before, but (A) the camera angle really showed off the movement, and (B) who cares! That’s cruel all of the time! A cutter is a non-traditional sort of fastball and Jansen threw […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen’s Other Pitch

Kenley Jansen is one of the best relievers in baseball. This season, in some ways, he has been better than ever, posting a career low xFIP and career high swinging strike rate. The rest of his peripherals are in line with his career averages. His ERA isn’t great, but you should never look at reliever ERAs. He’s tenth among relievers in strikeout rate, and eighth in K%-BB%. Most...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Bullpen edition

One “Los Angeles” baseball team made a splash this week, acquiring two solid relief pitchers to fix their bullpen issues. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the one that actually plays in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made their first dent in the trade market early on, when they traded struggling former closer Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for their struggling former...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2014  |  1 Comment

Reminder, Kenley Jansen Is Still The Best

Over at FanGraphs this morning, I investigated the Kenley Jansen narrative of “he’s throwing harder, so his cutter is worse, so that’s why he’s getting hit hard!” Which makes all of the sense, except for the part where it actually isn’t true: Fortunately, we live in the future and we can compare things like the performance of pitches that were thrown extremely hard or...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen Is Suddenly The Worst Closer In Baseball, Or Something

Oddly — or, I don’t know, maybe it’s not — the tenor of discussion following last night’s extra-inning loss is less about Brandon League being terrible than it is about Kenley Jansen being unable to hold onto a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning. For clarity, here’s what Jansen did. He struck out Hector Sanchez on four pitches. Then, he got Angel Pagan to hit a grounder...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

This Is What A 100MPH Cutter Looks Like

(via) Kenley Jansen did something very notable last night. The accomplishment occurred on this cutter, which struck out Mark Trumbo: GIF Link Per Brooks Baseball, the cutter was thrown at 100.1MPH, the fastest pitch of Jansen’s career. He threw a 99.6MPH cutter to Miguel Cabrera last week, but as Grant Brisbee noted, the pitch was actually the most hit-able of the at-bat. Per...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen has always been good at throwing baseballs, but he’s getting better

Kenley Jansen stuck out three batters in a four-out save against the Mets yesterday, lowering his ERA to 1.96, his FIP to 1.82, and his xFIP to 1.89. The unreal part of this is that he continues to evolve and improve as a pitcher. He has been simply game over for opposing teams lately, and the fan appreciation for how he goes about his business is at an all-time high. But when he...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury Roll Call: Kenley Jansen undergoes heart surgery, out for at least 3 months

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen underwent heart surgery on Tuesday to correct an irregular heartbeat, a procedure we were all aware would occur during the offseason. Jansen’s heart problems have sidelined him for stretches during the 2011 regular season, Spring Training of 2012, and the 2012 regular season. Ken Gurnick reports that Jansen will now be out for at least three months...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen Could Be Done For 2012 Season

I got some really bad news for you guys this afternoon. I really hate be the bearer of bad news, but this could majorly impact the Dodgers’ bullpen in the most dramatic fashion, and in the absolute worst way possible. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was held out of the Dodgers last two games on Tuesday and Wednesday because of his recurring heart condition. Last season Kenley about...
Via Dodgers Rumors
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss
STEALING A WIN

Padres infielder steals home to win game

In what appeared to be another win for the then NL West leading Dodgers, pinch runner Everth Cabrera stole home as closer Kenley Jansen turned his back to the plate. The scene that unfolded after Jansen realized his error was quite chaotic, as the hard-throwing closer threw the ball over catcher AJ Ellis’ head and to the backstop. The home plate umpire initially called Cabrera...
Via RotoStars.com
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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