Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:41:08 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brian Wilson filled in for the save Wednesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: Kenley Jansen had the night off after pitching three out of the last four days.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:46:25 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen has a 1.22 ERA in 7 1/3 innings since May 11 and has given up only three hits, struck out 12 and walked one. Jansen pitched in 63 percent of the team's games in April and only 33 percent of the games in May.
Fantasy Tip: Jansen's slow start likely had something to do with his heavy usage in the season's first month, and the fact that the team started early due to their Australia series. Now that he's had more rest in the last month, he looks to be at peak form.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:36:16 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be cognizant of easing the workload of RP Kenley Jansen, who entered the game Thursday, April 24, with 15 appearances of the team's first 22 games. "We're paying attention," said manager Don Mattingly. "There are a lot of factors. Our starters have been 12th in innings pitched. Our bullpen has pitched 80 innings. We've asked a lot of innings out there. Now we're playing 29 of 30 (days)." Jansen said his arm feels fine.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't change how you view Jansen. He's still a top-tier closer. However, there may be some instances where the team rests him during a save situation in favor of Brian Wilson or Chris Perez in the ninth inning occasionally.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:14:50 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers CL Kenley Jansen allowed a run and had two runners on before nailing down the 2-1 victory Thursday, April 17. He took the loss earlier in the week, and his ERA sits at 5.00.
Fantasy Tip: We wouldn't say he's in danger of losing his job at all. However, the plights of a closer can take a toll. Jansen has never really failed at this level. It could be mechanical or poor luck.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:06:30 -0700
Despite a rough start to the season, Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen is throwing three to five mph harder than he was last year. That type of velocity may be causing his late-breaking cutter to break too late. Another potential reason for Jansen being hit hard in the early going is that he had few spring outings than normal because the Dodgers started the season early.
Fantasy Tip: Jansen's owners shouldn't be too worried so early in the season, especially since he isn't the only closer to scuffle early in 2014. The fact that he's throwing hard means he's completely healthy, which is about all you need to know right now.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:22:01 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with RP Kenley Jansen Tuesday, Feb. 11, by agreeing on a one-year, $4.3 million deal.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:53:35 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen is asking for $5.05 million in arbitration, while the Dodgers are countering with $3.5 million.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:45:08 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers will activate RP Brian Wilson onto the active roster Monday, Aug. 19.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson has done everything the team asked of him in the minors to prove he's healthy. He has his velocity back and has looked good. However, his fantasy impact will be very minimal, since he has virtually no shot at saves with Kenley Jansen firmly locked into that role.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:02:54 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent RP Brian Wilson (Giants) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, July 30, according to a source. He will start out in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson will have to prove he's healthy and effective in the minors before they bring him up, much like they did with Carlos Marmol. The Dodgers have Kenley Jansen locked down in the ninth inning, so if Wilson makes to Hollywood, he'll most likely be serving in some sort of setup role, limiting his fantasy value to mainly NL-only leagues.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:17:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Carlos Marmol is likely to pitch in middle relief for the team. He allowed two home runs in three innings with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and tossed two scoreless innings with Double-A Chattanooga down on the farm. He went 2-4 with a 5.86 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 21 games for the Chicago Cubs earlier this year.
Fantasy Tip: The Blue are set with Kenley Jansen as their closer. Marmol won't threaten for the closer role at any point for the rest of the season and probably won't be an option to pitch meaningful late innings, either. He shouldn't be considered in fantasy circles.