2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Danny Jansen
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Danny Jansen to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays catcher during the 2020 MLB season.
Last season’s disappointment rebounds to this year’s bargain. It's very possible for Danny Jansen in 2020. He did not reward owners taking a chance on Jansen as an upside catcher last season. Jansen appeared in 107 games with 41 runs, 13 home runs, 43 RBI but with a .207/.279/.360 slash line. Less than optimal.
Discerning if Jansen can bounce back lies in translating his discipline into better batted ball results. He owned an 8.1-percent walk rate with a 20.6-percent strikeout rate and .153 isolated power. Jansen’s swinging strike percentage of 8.8-percent accompanies an 81.1-percent contact rate and 88.6-percent Z-Contact (in the strike zone) rate. Average major league hitters recorded a 76.2-percent contact rate and 84.9-percent Z-Contact rate. So, even as a catcher, Jansen made contact at a higher rate and in the strike zone more often than all of his peers regardless of position. In fact, his O-Swing (outside the strike zone) percent sits five points below as...