Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
1 week ago

Jansen says he will join the Netherlands for the Championship Round of the World Baseball Classic, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jansen had stated earlier that he wouldn't participate due to workload concerns, but it appears he's seizing upon the chance to show his stuff on the championship stage. The Netherlands advanced with a 14-1 win over Cuba on Tuesday and their semifinal game is set for next Monday at Dodger Stadium. Jansen is off to a rough start this spring (10.12 ERA over 2.2 innings), but should get a chance to test his stuff on the international level as he prepares to build off his 47-save campaign in 2016.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
3 weeks ago

Although Jansen is listed on the Netherlands roster, he won't participate in the World Baseball Classic due to concerns over his workload, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jansen threw 80.1 innings between the regular season and postseason last year, so he doesn't want to push himself this spring. It's probably a good development for his 2017 fantasy value.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
3 weeks ago

Jansen made his Cactus League debut in Thursday's 4-2 matchup with Indians. He threw one inning, allowing a run on two hits while striking out one in a 4-2 win.

EDGE Analysis

Fresh off a monster contract renewal, Jansen is looking to repeat his elite closer numbers from 2016. He was the only full-time closer who was able to reach the 100-strikeout mark last year. Jansen should be considered the consensus top closer in most fantasy formats due to his track record, job security and durability.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
3 months ago

Jansen agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal with Dodgers on Monday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was a tough pill for the Dodgers to swallow, but it was ultimately more appealing than losing Jansen and trying to replace him on the trade market. Considering Jansen has only ever pitched for the Dodgers and has only ever been dominant, this is a pretty easy transaction to analyze. Prospective owners should be prepared for more of the same, and Jansen should be treated like a top three closer on draft day.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
4 months ago

Jansen rejected the Dodgers' qualifying offer Monday, making him a free agent, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

After recording 47 saves in what was the best season of his career, Jansen's decision to decline the offer is not surprising, as he figures to have no trouble securing a lucrative, long-term deal on the open market. Jansen's value may have decreased slightly, however, as another team will now have to surrender a draft pick to sign him.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
5 months ago

Jansen received a qualifying offer from the Dodgers on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jansen posted 47 saves en route to the best year of his career, so it's unlikely that he'll accept the offer given the high demand for elite relievers. However, this move will likely decrease his market value a bit now that teams need to give up a draft pick in order to sign him.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
5 months ago

Jansen will be available for more than one inning in Wednesday's Game 4 matchup with the Cubs, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Plunkett notes that Jansen wouldn't likely be called upon to record six outs, the Dodgers' best reliever could be asked to go more than one inning if called upon Wednesday. He had very few outings longer than a single inning during the regular season, but he's had four such outings through just six appearances this postseason.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
6 months ago

Jansen struck out two during a spotless inning of work to earn his 46th save of the season Thursday versus the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The big righty had five days of rest prior to Thursday's outing, and he was in top form as he threw 10 of 13 pitches for strikes while retiring the side in order. Jansen now sits second in baseball in saves behind Jeurys Familia, and will remain a top-notch fantasy reliever over the season's final week.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
6 months ago

Jansen is dealing with some stiffness in his right wrist, but isn't expected to miss any games because of it, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. "I'm not sitting. Just [taking] anti-inflammatories," Jansen said after recording his 45th save of the season in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Jansen noted that his wrist has been stiffening up when he begins warming up in the bullpen for his appearances, but the issue his usually remedied after throwing a few pitches. He said he also experienced some soreness after Friday's game, but so long as the wrist doesn't bother him when he's warmed up and on the mound, manager Dave Roberts isn't likely to turn to other options as his closer. Fantasy owners should continue to keep Jansen active over the final couple weeks of the season.

Kenley Jansen
RP LAD
6 months ago

Jansen struck out the side while allowing a single to lock down his 44th save of the season against the Yankees on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jansen has been practically untouchable in 2016, posting a 1.75 ERA and a career-best 0.65 WHIP. His 43 saves trail only Jeurys Familia of the Mets, and opponents are hitting just .150 against him. He has 94 strikeouts to only 9 walks.