Danny Jansen will be the everyday catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020 and if the ball club has success, he’ll be a key reason why.
Entering this season, Jansen is coming off his first season as an everyday catcher where he played in 107 games. There, he had a .207 batting average with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs and had a stellar .995 fielding percentage behind the plate.
Now in, the 2020 season Jansen will be relied upon to call the games of Hyun-Jin Ryu, who Toronto needs to pitch as he did with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019. Last season, the young catcher did have success calling games and throwing runners out as he threw 19 runners out for a 31% caught stealing rate.
Although his fielding has been solid, his bat is something that can be a difference-maker in the Blue Jays season in 2020.
In 2019 he had a 1.0 WAR, which is a replacement-level player, which Toronto will need Jansen to improve upon if they are going to have success. The catcher is projected to be a bottom of the order bat, and with a lineup that may see Derrick Fisher and Joe Panik, the Blue Jays need hits from their bottom of …
Author: Cole Shelton / Blue Jays Nation