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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.48 1.21 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-17-1981
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 1 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82010
1.22011
1.22012
0.82013
0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2006 TOR 24 19 17 94.0 91.3 2.7 6 10 0 0 4 2 407 103 58 53 12 163 21 18 7 44 5.07 4.81 5.83 4.7 0.4
2007 TOR 25 70 0 72.7 0.0 72.7 2 3 6 5 0 0 297 67 22 19 4 95 20 18 3 39 2.35 3.90 4.17 8.4 0.8
2009 TOR 27 21 5 40.0 26.0 14.0 2 4 1 0 2 0 192 59 29 26 5 93 14 13 2 24 5.85 4.77 5.26 3.2 0.3
2010 TOR 28 56 0 68.7 0.0 68.7 5 2 0 1 0 0 298 74 29 28 8 113 21 20 4 63 3.67 3.82 4.37 9.0 0.8
2011 TOR 29 55 0 55.7 0.0 55.7 6 0 2 2 0 0 223 47 14 14 2 64 14 13 2 53 2.26 2.49 3.31 11.5 1.2
2012 TOR 30 62 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 1 1 22 3 0 0 242 44 18 18 7 73 11 10 3 67 2.54 3.03 3.51 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR 31 56 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 4 1 34 2 0 0 210 39 17 15 3 58 13 12 2 50 2.56 2.77 3.40 7.7 0.8
2014 TOR 32 50 0 45.7 0.0 45.7 3 3 25 5 0 0 192 47 22 20 6 73 7 7 1 28 3.94 4.17 4.45 3.1 0.3
Career38922493.0117.3375.72924901862206148020919347732121111243683.523.764.3859.36.0

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 AUB A- 10 10 50.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LNS A 7 7 46.0 3.40 121 .133 .243 .313 .346 .238 .172 86 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2005 DUN A+ 10 10 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.657 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 9 9 43.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.821 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 19 17 94.0 5.83 89 .258 .273 .336 .438 .261 .282 107 5.1 0.5 4.7 0.4
2006 SYR AAA 9 9 42.1 4.55 104 .235 .264 .326 .395 .259 .331 109 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2007 TOR MLB 70 0 72.7 4.17 109 .239 .273 .341 .430 .267 .273 94 8.4 0.8 8.4 0.8
2009 TOR MLB 21 5 40.0 5.26 96 .317 .271 .336 .442 .265 .367 104 3.4 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 DUN A+ 4 3 13.0 2.69 142 .123 .259 .341 .372 .264 .176 106 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2009 NHP AA 6 1 15.0 3.46 108 .258 .268 .337 .382 .272 .273 85 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 LVG AAA 7 0 6.7 3.04 127 .125 .275 .338 .438 .279 .235 85 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2009 BLJ Rk 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 TOR MLB 56 0 68.7 4.37 113 .256 .260 .324 .410 .255 .327 113 9.1 1.0 9.0 0.8
2011 TOR MLB 55 0 55.7 3.31 132 .203 .264 .328 .417 .266 .296 110 11.5 1.2 11.5 1.2
2011 NHP AA 5 0 5.0 2.20 148 .089 .272 .357 .448 .290 .111 92 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 LVG AAA 1 0 2.0 1.77 162 .123 .293 .377 .489 .295 .250 82 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 62 0 63.7 3.51 126 .199 .251 .316 .409 .260 .240 107 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR MLB 56 0 52.7 3.40 123 .214 .254 .317 .405 .266 .254 102 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2014 TOR MLB 50 0 45.7 4.45 100 .259 .250 .310 .377 .256 .273 107 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2014 DUN A+ 1 1 1.0 2.14 161 .179 .236 .310 .373 .249 .333 117 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2014 NHP AA 3 2 3.0 3.89 112 .197 .289 .367 .447 .291 .300 100 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2004 AUB A- 3 1 0 10 10 50.0 46 10 43 2 0% .301 8.3 1.8 0.4 7.7 1.12 3.60 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 6 1 0 10 10 59.7 46 12 51 2 0% -.657 6.9 1.8 0.3 7.7 0.97 2.26 0.0 0.0
2005 LNS A 4 0 0 7 7 46.0 27 4 38 0 62% .172 5.3 0.8 0.0 7.4 0.67 1.37 8.9 0.9
2005 NHP AA 3 3 0 9 9 43.0 49 4 47 3 0% -.821 10.3 0.8 0.6 9.8 1.23 2.93 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 1 5 0 9 9 42.1 47 8 32 3 56% .331 10.0 1.7 0.6 6.8 1.31 4.92 4.7 0.5
2006 TOR MLB 6 10 0 19 17 94.0 103 21 44 12 54% .282 9.9 2.0 1.1 4.2 1.32 5.07 4.7 0.4
2007 TOR MLB 2 3 6 70 0 72.7 67 20 39 4 49% .273 8.3 2.5 0.5 4.8 1.20 2.35 8.4 0.8
2009 DUN A+ 0 0 0 4 3 13.0 6 2 10 0 76% .176 4.2 1.4 0.0 6.9 0.62 0.69 3.7 0.4
2009 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2009 NHP AA 1 0 0 6 1 15.0 12 5 12 0 57% .273 7.2 3.0 0.0 7.2 1.13 2.40 0.8 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 2 4 1 21 5 40.0 59 14 24 5 50% .367 13.3 3.1 1.1 5.4 1.82 5.85 3.2 0.3
2009 LVG AAA 0 0 0 7 0 6.7 4 1 7 0 65% .235 5.4 1.3 0.0 9.4 0.75 5.37 1.2 0.1
2010 TOR MLB 5 2 0 56 0 68.7 74 21 63 8 47% .327 9.7 2.8 1.0 8.3 1.38 3.67 9.0 0.8
2011 LVG AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 1 0 3 0 25% .250 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.50 0.00 0.8 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 6 0 2 55 0 55.7 47 14 53 2 49% .296 7.6 2.3 0.3 8.6 1.10 2.26 11.5 1.2
2011 NHP AA 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 1 1 7 0 67% .111 1.8 1.8 0.0 12.6 0.40 0.00 1.4 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 1 1 22 62 0 63.7 44 11 67 7 44% .240 6.2 1.6 1.0 9.5 0.86 2.54 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR MLB 4 1 34 56 0 52.7 39 13 50 3 49% .254 6.7 2.2 0.5 8.5 0.99 2.56 7.7 0.8
2014 DUN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 67% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.8 0.1
2014 TOR MLB 3 3 25 50 0 45.7 47 7 28 6 38% .273 9.3 1.4 1.2 5.5 1.18 3.94 3.1 0.3
2014 NHP AA 0 0 0 3 2 3.0 3 0 2 0 60% .300 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 1.00 0.00 1.3 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 711 0.5162 0.4380 0.8232 0.6131 0.2500 0.8756 0.6860 0.1768
2010 1198 0.5200 0.4391 0.8099 0.6019 0.2626 0.8640 0.6755 0.1901
2011 873 0.5166 0.4384 0.8058 0.6075 0.2536 0.8613 0.6636 0.1942
2012 944 0.5117 0.4576 0.7894 0.6087 0.2993 0.8537 0.6522 0.2106
2013 812 0.4754 0.4273 0.8012 0.5907 0.2793 0.8596 0.6891 0.1988
2014 700 0.5086 0.4643 0.8431 0.6489 0.2733 0.9004 0.7021 0.1569
Career52380.5090.44370.81040.61010.270.86750.67640.1896

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-14 2014-07-20 DTD 6 2 - General Medical Illness -
2014-03-26 2014-05-11 15-DL 46 37 Left Low Back Strain - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-24 Camp 23 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-05-23 2013-05-29 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-02-15 2013-03-22 Camp 35 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery AC Joint Spurs - -
2012-11-16 2012-11-16 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery AC Joint Spurs 2012-11-16 -
2011-08-31 2011-09-03 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Tightness Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-06-15 2011-07-19 15-DL 34 29 Right Forearm Strain -
2009-06-14 2009-07-24 15-DL 40 32 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-03-27 2009-04-30 15-DL 34 23 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-03-18
2009-03-20 2009-03-27 Camp 7 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2008-03-17 2008-09-29 60-DL 196 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2008-03-18
2008-03-11 2008-03-17 Camp 6 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2006-07-08 2006-07-08 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-07-17 2005-07-26 Minors 9 0 Right Elbow Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $4,000,000
2013 TOR $3,900,000
2012 TOR $2,000,000
2011 TOR $1,095,000
2010 TOR $700,000
2009 TOR $413,900
2008 TOR $403,900
2007 TOR $385,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$8,898,000
2011Current$4,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$12,898,000
8 yrTotal$12,898,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 63 dJim McDowell2 years/$5.9M (2012-13), option

Details
  • 2 years/$5.9M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed extension with Toronto 2/13/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.2M-$1.8M). 12:$2M, 13:$3.9M, 14:$4M club option, no buyout. Toronto exercised 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year/$1.095M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2010). Re-signed by Toronto 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4139M (2009). Re-signed 3/3/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/30/09. Recalled 5/22/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/24/09. Recalled 8/14/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4039M (2008).
  • 1 year/$0.3852M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased 4/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-117). $0.15M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 40 0 0 79.2 60 18 71 6 .250 0.97 2.39 2.6 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 37 0 0 72.8 59 17 65 6 .265 1.05 2.74 2.98 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 35 0 0 68.3 58 17 61 6 .275 1.11 3.00 3.26 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 33 0 0 64.5 58 17 58 6 .284 1.16 3.22 3.5 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 31 0 0 61.1 57 17 55 6 .292 1.21 3.43 3.73 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 29 0 0 57.7 56 16 52 6 .300 1.26 3.65 3.96 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 27 0 0 54.2 55 16 49 6 .309 1.31 3.88 4.21 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 25 0 0 50.1 53 16 45 6 .320 1.37 4.15 4.51 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 23 0 0 44.7 51 15 40 5 .334 1.47 4.54 4.94 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean00310060.55616546.2901.193.403.70.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
25% 48% 25% 11% 88%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201533312252056521844648.2811.263.744.068.42.97.11.00.6
201634212047050491643548.2991.314.014.368.92.97.80.90.3
201735211945048481441648.2971.304.114.469.12.67.71.10.3
201836211739041411234448.2961.283.934.278.92.67.40.90.3
201937211434036371129448.3031.324.154.519.22.77.21.00.2
202038211433036361129448.3011.324.134.499.12.87.31.00.2
202139211434036371129448.3021.354.204.579.32.87.31.00.2
202240211534037371129448.3001.314.104.469.12.77.11.00.2
202341211433035361027448.3011.334.294.679.32.67.01.00.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
27.37.538.56.45.352.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Heath Bell 2010 2.19
2 87 Matt Wise 2008 6.43
3 85 Scot Shields 2008 4.12
4 85 Matt Lindstrom 2012 3.26
5 84 Pedro Feliciano 2009 3.94
6 84 Sparky Lyle 1977 2.76
7 84 Matt Guerrier 2011 4.21
8 84 Jeremy Affeldt 2011 3.21
9 84 Jason Frasor 2010 4.24
10 84 Jared Burton 2013 3.95
11 84 Kevin Gregg 2010 3.66
12 84 Todd Coffey 2013 0.00 DNP
13 83 Craig Breslow 2013 2.41
14 83 Chad Qualls 2011 3.75
15 83 Saul Rivera 2010 22.09
16 83 Geoff Geary 2009 8.55
17 83 Jason Isringhausen 2005 2.14
18 82 Keith Foulke 2005 5.91
19 82 Justin Duchscherer 2010 3.54
20 82 Danys Baez 2010 5.85
21 82 Doug Jones 1989 2.79
22 82 Hoyt Wilhelm 1955 4.75
23 82 John Grabow 2011 5.63
24 81 Santiago Casilla 2013 2.52
25 81 Sean Green 2011 6.17
26 81 Francisco Cordero 2007 3.27
27 81 Peter Moylan 2011 3.24
28 81 Mike Adams 2011 1.59
29 81 Hank Aguirre 1963 3.83
30 81 Hideki Okajima 2008 2.61
31 80 Brendan Donnelly 2004 3.00
32 80 Braden Looper 2007 5.14
33 80 Jonathan Papelbon 2013 3.36
34 80 Ryan Dempster 2009 4.23
35 80 Mariano Rivera 2002 3.13
36 80 Jon Rauch 2011 4.85
37 79 Chad Bradford 2007 3.90
38 79 Mike Marshall 1975 3.79 DNP
39 79 Brandon Lyon 2012 3.10
40 79 Jose Mesa 1998 5.31
41 79 J.J. Putz 2009 5.52
42 79 Kent Tekulve 1979 3.22
43 78 LaTroy Hawkins 2005 4.15
44 78 Jim Mecir 2002 4.79
45 78 Bobby Seay 2010 0.00 DNP
46 78 Will Ohman 2010 3.86
47 78 Dan Kolb 2007 9.00
48 78 Jeff Montgomery 1994 4.23
49 78 Jeff Fassero 1995 4.86
50 78 Dennys Reyes 2009 3.73
51 77 John Franco 1993 5.94
52 77 Fernando Rodney 2009 4.52
53 77 Tim Burke 1991 4.16
54 77 J.C. Romero 2008 2.75
55 77 Joe Beimel 2009 3.90
56 76 Ramon Hernandez 1973 2.71
57 76 Brian Tallet 2010 6.87
58 76 Aaron Heilman 2011 7.13
59 76 Bob Wickman 2001 2.53
60 76 Michael Gonzalez 2010 4.01
61 75 Rafael Soriano 2012 2.26
62 75 Brad Ziegler 2012 2.75
63 75 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
64 75 Willie Hernandez 1987 4.96
65 75 Bob Stanley 1987 5.60
66 75 Jose Valverde 2010 3.43
67 75 Jim Brosnan 1962 3.76 DNP
68 74 Jeff Shaw 1999 3.31
69 74 Roger Clemens 1995 4.44
70 74 Doug Corbett 1985 6.65
71 74 Mike Henneman 1994 7.01
72 74 Jason Christiansen 2002 5.40
73 74 C.J. Wilson 2013 3.94
74 74 Jose Veras 2013 3.30
75 74 Brian Fuentes 2008 3.16
76 74 Mike Koplove 2009 0.00 DNP
77 74 Jeff Russell 1994 5.53
78 74 Robb Nen 2002 2.44
79 74 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
80 73 Scott Linebrink 2009 5.46
81 73 Mike Maddux 1994 5.11
82 73 Luis Ayala 2010 0.00 DNP
83 73 Mike Garcia 1956 4.23
84 73 Matt Thornton 2009 2.74
85 73 Kyle Farnsworth 2008 4.77
86 73 Carl Willis 1993 3.57
87 73 Mike MacDougal 2009 5.13
88 73 Ricardo Rincon 2002 4.50
89 73 George Sherrill 2009 1.70
90 73 Eddie Watt 1973 3.30
91 72 Jeff Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
92 72 Michael Wuertz 2011 6.68
93 72 Dan Quisenberry 1985 2.86
94 72 Matt Belisle 2012 4.05
95 72 Steve Kline 2005 5.02
96 72 Gene Garber 1980 4.59
97 72 Willie Eyre 2011 3.44
98 72 Paul Shuey 2003 3.00
99 72 Clay Rapada 2013 0.00
100 72 Ken Forsch 1979 3.39

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .227 .285 .306 .220
11 vs R (Multi) .198 .244 .350 .209
18 Split (Multi) .029 .041 -.044 .010
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .244 .300 .319 .236
31 vs R (2013) .135 .188 .270 .161
38 Split (2013) .109 .112 .049 .074
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 After two years of serving as a solid middle reliever, Janssen received an opportunity to close after Sergio Santos was lost for the year with a right shoulder injury. Janssen converted 22 of 25 save chances while setting career bests in strikeouts, hits, and walks per nine innings. Not too shabby. Janssen is a versatile pitcher capable of working in any of the late innings, but not the overwhelming power arm of your typical major-league closer, relying more on deception and an above-average fastball/slider combination to retire hitters on either side. No one said typical was better.
2012 As improbable as Janssenís success in 2010 seemed, his follow-up campaign was an improvement across the board. The only knock on his year was a month lost to a forearm strain. But despite his strong peripherals and 2.26 ERA, Janssen was used primarily in low-leverage situations. With the departure of both Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco, Janssen could become a more important part of the bullpen this season. He added yet another tick to his fastball and has grown to rely more on his cutter, which gives him a weapon against lefties that he once lacked.
2011 Janssen had a very good seasonóthe kind that deserves to be rewarded. He transitioned to the bullpen in 2009 and gained comfort there in 2010. Used mostly in the seventh and eighth innings, Janssen dialed up his fastball a tick when pitching in relief. He likes to cut and sink his primary offering, which keeps hitters off-balance long enough to hit them with one of his two nifty breaking balls. With his shoulder injuries in the rearview mirror and his big frame apparently capable of handling a seasonís workload, Janssen can be leaned on in big situations in 2011.
2010 After rehabbing in the minors following a 2008 season lost to labrum surgery, Janssen rejoined the Blue Jaysí crumbling rotation in late May with a couple of quality starts, but after being roughed up in two of three June outings he was shut back down with inflammation in his repaired shoulder. He returned in mid-August as a reliever with more strikeouts, but also more walks and, despite an early save, spent most of his time in low-leverage sixth-inning work. As a utility groundballer, Janssen should remain a modest asset capable of plugging emerging holes but seems unlikely to ever become a full-time solution to any of them.
2009 One of the teamís primary set-up men in 2007, Janssen underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder last March and missed the entire season. Labrum surgery isnít the death knell for a pitcherís career that it once was, so expect Janssen to be in the mix again this year, possibly even as a starter. As long as the drop returns to Janssenís low-90s sinker, he should pick up somewhere close to where he left off.
2008 In addition to four ground-balling starters, the Jays have a number of relievers who keep the ball down. Janssen's a big guy who could start for a number of teams, and pitched well in a set-up role most of last year despite a strikeout rate low enough to inspire concern. The Jays' depth in the bullpen was a big reason for their 83-79 record last season. Collectively, you have to expect some regression, particularly from Janssen, who will reprise his setup role this year.
2007 Think Brian Lawrence. Janssen is not a stuff guy, but he can be perfectly acceptable in front of a good infield defense, avoiding walks and generating enough ground balls to be a league-average starter. The Jays were a bit quick to pull the plug on him last year, demoting him to Syracuse after a series of frustrating outings in July. Guys like Janssen that pitch to contact are always going to have their ups and downs, like buoys bobbing on Lake Ontario.
2006 A 2004 4th-round pick, Janssen`s low-90s fastball is good enough that he doesn`t need to use his average breaking pitches that often. His control is also excellent -- his K-BB ratio was third in the minors among pitchers with at least 100 IP. Janssen was a level behind draft-mate Zach Jackson the entire way up the chain, but unlike Jackson, Janssen`s peripherals held up through three levels. He`ll have to fight through the rest of the talent in the system, but everything looks good so far.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Lots of closer news this week, but Casey Janssen sounds really banged up. Think Sergio Santos can hold it down all year?
(Tim from Ohio)
Certainly has the talent to do so but I do think Janssen gets a crack when he is healthy. When that is, is another question altogether. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, who do you foresee getting more saves this year between grilli and janssen?
(chopper from indy)
Hey chopper.

At the moment, I'd go with Jason Grilli. Casey Janssen's health gets me a little nervous, and Sergio Santos -if healthy - might be the best arm in that pen. But Mark Melancon is a risk for Grilli's saves too. I'm leaning Grilli here, not strongly endorsing. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Ben- Do you feel that Jason Grilli will come close to his save numbers fom last year? Do you think he'll have more saves than Casey Janssen? Thanks!
(chopper from indy)
Grilli's career is so weird. It shouldn't make sense that he's this good now, but, well he is. I don't have a good enough reason to tell you no, so sure, he can get to 30 saves again. I'd keep Melancon around as a handcuff, though. (Ben Carsley)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some underrated closers to target later in drafts? Do you like Casey Janssen or Jason Grilli?
(zissou from naples)
Grill probably falls into the underrated category. There is a lot of noise about Mark Melancon taking Grilli's job, but Grilli's numbers were solid last year and if he's healthy he probably hangs on. Greg Holland's walk rate was high last year, but the other numbers were strong and like Grilli the noise about Holland's set-up might keep the price low. Tom Wilhelmsen is a somewhat low profile but proved himself in 2012. I like Janssen if the health is there but the health gets me nervous. At least at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Closers are on the mind today. Thoughts on how the Jays' and Angels' closer situations play out?
(Carlester from Seaboard)
There was a story yesterday or the day before that Ryan Madson could miss the first week of the season, so Ernesto Frieri might get the ninth-inning job on Opening Day, but Madson (if healthy) should get the opportunities the rest of the way. In Toronto, given how well Casey Janssen performed last year ó and his success against both righty and lefty batters ó†I'd consider him the favorite. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Casey Janssen (assuming he recovers well from recent surgery) is a top 5-10 closer in 2013? What do you expect from Carl Crawford in LA? Thanks!
(Chopper from Indy)
I probably wouldn't project him to be, but I wouldn't be surprised if he were. There are very few late-inning relievers whom I'd be surprised to hear turned into a top 5-10 closer in any given season. I'm cautiously optimistic that Crawford won't be dead weight. He's not old enough or far enough removed from being good for me to write him off. (Ben Lindbergh)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Casey Janssen has thrown 5,882 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (85mph), Change (83mph) and Sinker (89mph).