Why Kenley Jansen is the Dodger’s Most Valuable Pitcher

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By Caroline Lopez

For those of you who don’t familiarize yourself with the Dodgers or follow baseball much, right now, the L.A Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs are competing for a spot in the World Series. The Dodgers are currently 2-0, with game 3 of the series being pitched by Dodger’s Yu Darvish and Cub’s Kyle Hendricks. But in reality, it’s not the starting pitchers that have been winning for the Dodgers, it’s Kenley Jansen, the star closing pitcher. Standing at a whopping 6’ 5”, Kenley Jansen may look intimidating, but take a closer look, and you’ll notice the friendly, teddy bear-like look he’s known for. Jansen has had 230 saves in his career and 41 in 2017. The Dodgers have been pretty successful this year, with great defence from Corey Seager and Justin Turner, and incredible offense from Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger. These people have managed to keep high scores for the Dodgers most games, and Kenley Jansen is always there to make sure it stays that way. His calm misdemeanor yet intimidating pitching style make him the perfect person to clinch a game under pressure. One could argue that he’s the Dodger’s most valuable pitcher because of his constant reliability  and ability to stay calm under pressure. It is many Dodger’s fans dream that the Dodgers will clinch the NLSC (National League Championship Series) and head to the World Series. Personally, I believe it is Kenley Jansen who will get them there.

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