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KENLEY JANSEN: Can Anyone Stop Him?

KENLEY JANSEN: Can Anyone Stop Him?

KENLEY JANSEN

At 6ft 4in. And weighing in at 265, whats not to like as far as a baseball body is concerned. His key pitch is the cutter and it plays well above average and makes him the dominant force he is. A crushing 0.78 WHIP with 80 K's in 52 1/3 innings.

2015 Cutter

Average Velocity: 92mph (MLB Average 88mph )

Average Perceived Velocity: 94mph (MLB Average 87mph )

Average Exit Velocity: 87 (MLB Average 87 )

Average Spin Rate: 2,560rpm (MLB Average 2,120rpm )

Average Extension: 6.99feet (MLB Average 5.96feet )

  • Threw fastballs 92-94mph (4% of all pitches), cutter 91-94 (86%), slider 82-84 (10%), slider 82-84 (10%).

  • 856 total pitches (66% in the strike zone).

  • Threw pitches inside the strikezone 67% compared to the 59% MLB average.

  • Threw fastballs outside to LHH.

  • Keeps SL low to RHH.

  • Keeps SL low to LHH.

  • His cutter was one of the fastest at 92.6.

  • Got good spin on cutters (26% above MLB avg).



  • Plus control of cutter.

  • Deceptive cutter causes 28% of swings to miss (17% is avg).

  • Kept first-pitch down 52% of the time (25% was avg).

  • Threw first-pitch up often 39% of the time (28% was avg).

  • Liked to mix in cutters often - 86%.

  • Threw first-pitch cutter much more often than most pitchers at 90%.

  • Threw fewer first-pitch fastballs than most pitchers at 4%.

  • Went from Slider to Cut FB 90% of the time (41% is avg).

  • Went from 4-seam to Cut FB 85% of the time (41% is avg).

  • Doubled-up on Cut FB 84% of the time (41% is avg).

  • After giving up an extra-base hit off his Cut FB he threw it again 91% of the time (41% is avg).

  • Rarely threw inside after outside 10% of the time (16% is avg).

  • Rarely threw inside twice in a row 15% of the time (29% is avg).

  • Rarely threw outside after inside 16% of the time (27% is avg).

data: MLB Advanced Media/Ariball


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