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Danny Jansen (C, TOR) - Fantasy Baseball Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 200

CURRENT ADP: ~240 overall

ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen had a .275/.390/.473 slash line in 88 games with Triple-A Buffalo in 2018, enough for him to earn a call up to the bigs. In his 31 games with the Blue Jays, he slashed .247/.347/.432, walking nine times and striking out 17 in 95 plate appearances. This came after a 2017 season where Jansen had a .322/.400/.484 slash line that included him walking (41) more times than he struck out (40).

After being called up from the minors, Jansen made the most of his time in the big leagues right away, posting a .333/.419/.556 slash line in 43 plate appearances in August. He tallied a home run and five doubles in his first month in the big leagues, knocking in three and scoring six times. His numbers faded in Sept/Oct to a .178/.288/.333 slash line, but his August performance was enough to show that he can be a good offensive catcher. If you have been reading this article, it will not be a shock that Jansen had a BB rate of at least 10% at each minor league stop. He followed that up with a 9.5% BB rate in his cameo in the majors and, while his K% was inflated at 17.9%, Jansen's patience at the plate opens up his entire offensive game.

At an ADP of 237, Jansen can be grabbed in the later rounds of drafts. Catcher is still a position that needs to be filled in a majority of leagues and it is a good thing to take a player like Jansen late rather than a SP5 or RP dart throw. A great value as the 13th catcher off of the board, Jansen has top-10 (or even top-five) upside at catcher.

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