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...