KENLEY JANSEN RUMORS

Is Kenley Jansen Being Used Too Much?

A topic of discussion that arose on Twitter last night after Kenley Jansen came in to finish off a 5-2 win was this: how much is too much? The game was Jansen’s fourth in five days, and his 15th on the season. Only one other pitcher in baseball has more than 12 appearances, and that’s fellow Dodger J.P. Howell. Now, a totally fair and valid caveat: the Dodgers did start their...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 hours ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No reason for Dodgers, fans to be worried about Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen will be OK. Promise. (By: Dustin Nosler) It seems Kenley Jansen always “struggles” early in the season. In 2011, he gave up four runs in a 10-0 opening day loss against the Giants. He gave up five runs against the Braves in a 10-1 loss on April 19 of that year. He finished the month with a 7.42 ERA. In 2012, he gave up four runs in his first six innings, including...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A Thing Maybe Worth Noting: Kenley Jansen’s Velocity

If I were to rank the months of the year in terms of difficulty of writing for FanGraphs, February would probably be #1; there’s just nothing going on in the second month of the year. The off-season is over, only the most meaningless parts of spring training are going on, teams aren’t aggressively signing long […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  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 Should Return In 11 Days

The Dodgers have announced that their lights out closer Kenley Jansen may return this season. Jansen was shut down after he experienced a recurrence is his heart condition that caused him to miss time last season. Jansen has been placed on blood thinning medication and he should be able to return to the bullpen on the 18th. Jansen threw a bullpen Wednesday and experienced no issues...
Via Dodgers Rumors
September 07, 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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