Kenley Jansen may have moved his baseball career from Los Angeles to Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still remain one of the most dominant closers in all of baseball.
The Atlanta Braves got him for a good price when they signed him to a one-year, $16 million deal after he became a free agent.
Thus far, he’s having a pretty solid season and has turned out to be a steal for the Braves.
He earned his 19th save of the year last night against the San Francisco Giants for career save No. 309, which puts him in 10th all-time in saves.
Bally Sports Southeast tweeted a nice little graphic celebrating Jansen’s accomplishment.
— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 23, 2022
Jansen may be 34 years old, but he’s still in the prime of his career and has been one of the best closers in baseball this year.
Granted, he is a reliever, but he has remained dominant, even with a new team.
He’s 4-0 with a 3.23 ERA in 2022.
But this is a major accomplishment for Jansen.
He’s been around the league for a long time, having come up back in 2010.
Each season he has put up an ERA of less than four.
But he’s already moving up on the all-time saves list and is proving to be one of the best closers in the history of baseball.
He throws hard and is somebody that hitters do not want to face late in games.
He has only blown three save opportunities this season as well.
Jansen is consistent, dominant, and a guy that any team would be lucky to have at the back end of their bullpen.
We’ll see if he can keep this dominance up and ultimately keep climbing the all-time saves list.