2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Danny Jansen
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Due to the lack of viable catchers in fantasy this year, especially in two-catcher formats, Danny Jansen will be a popular upside target in many drafts and auctions. Although he’s growing into his power, Jansen’s career 36.7 on-base percentage in the minor leagues provides hope for this season. During his 31 games in 2018, Jansen accrued 81 at-bats with 12 runs, three home runs, eight RBI and a .247/.347/.432 slash line. Also, he racked up six doubles and the three homers among his 20 hits with nine walks against 17 strikeouts.
Compared to his peers in the second half with at least 90 plate appearances, Jansen finished seventh in isolated power (.185), tied for 10th in on-base percentage and 14th in walk rate (9.5 percent). Tempering expectations will be pivotal for Jansen in redraft formats, but there’s signs he could build on last year.
Across three levels in 2017, Jansen recorded more walks (41) than strikeouts (40) hitting a combined .323/.400/.484 with 25 doubles and 10...