Jansen recorded a five-out save Sunday, striking out two and walking his first batter of the 2017 season in a win over the Rockies. It took 30 games for the dominant closer to finally issue his first free pass of the season, an impressive feat to say the least. With a 0.83 ERA and an astronomical 52.0 K/BB ratio, it's hard to find a better closer in the game than Jansen right now.
Jansen tossed 1.1 scoreless innings against the Mets on Thursday en route to his 16th save of the season. Jansen failed to record a strikeout, snapping a streak of 12 consecutive appearances with at least one strikeout. He was dominant nonetheless, and the 29-year-old right-hander is now 16-for-16 in save chances with zero walks in 31 innings this season. Jansen leads all pitchers (min. 75 batters faced) in lowest expected wOBA, per MLB.com.
Jansen struck out a pair in a clean inning of work to earn his 15th save of the season Sunday against the Reds. Jansen was called upon to protect a one-run lead and hardly could have been more dominant, throwing 10 of 11 pitches for strikes as he sat down the side in order. Though he sits well off the National League lead in saves at this juncture, Jansen has a superb 0.91 ERA and 0.57 WHIP to go along with his astonishing 50:0 K:BB this season.
Jansen allowed a double before striking out the side to record his 14th save of the season during Friday's win over Cincinnati. Jansen has converted all 14 of his save opportunities and still hasn't walked a batter this season. He owns an elite 0.94 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 15.1 K/9 and is putting together a strong case that he's the best reliever in both the real and fantasy game.
Jansen struck out one Indian in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday for his 13th save. Now 27.2 innings into the 2017 campaign, Jansen still hasn't walked a single batter, but he's struck out 45 of 'em and converted all of his save chances. It's no surprise that he's again making his case to be considered the best relief arm in all of baseball.