2023 Player Outlook
After spending the entire 2022 season searching for a closer from among the pitchers on their roster the Red Sox wisely added Jansen this offseason. Jansen has been one of the best closers in the game for a long time and even at the age of 35 we haven’t seen much regression from him. Jansen’s velocity has been stable for the past two seasons and opposing batters still can’t hit his cutter (.170 BAA). He led the National League in saves with 41 last season making it the 10th consecutive full season (excluding 2020) that Jansen saved at least 25 games. We might see some regression in his save total this season but 30 is a definite possibility.