Next in line in this “unknown” prospect article series is Danny Jansen. Unless you are a hardcore Blue Jays fan, the name Danny Jansen is most likely foreign to you. Jansen has been a catcher in the Blue Jays farm system since he was drafted in the 16th round of 2013. His highest home run total before 2017 was five, and he hit over .280 just once. 2017 has been a different story. Jansen has jumped out to a .332 average in 99 games with 10 home runs. He has walked more than he has struck out, maintaining a 40:38 BB/K ratio. While doing all that, he’s also mixed in 25 two baggers.
Jansen has played in Single, Double and Triple A this year. His slash line in Triple A? .392 with 3 bombs in 16 games. If you asked the 22 year old prospect why he has improved, he credits it to getting eyeglasses in the offseason. This new found vision basically saved him from being a 22 year old wash out, as he hit .218 in A ball the year before.
In fantasy baseball, if you don’t have Francisco Mejia, Jansen just might be the next big catching prospect. With catching usually catching the most flack for being a position without depth, Jansen could be a sneaky grab in deeper dynasty formats.
Major League Comp: J.T Realmuto with no speed.
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