Danny Jansen

C · Toronto Blue Jays

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 225
DOB 1995-04-15 Age 29.0
Hometown Elmhurst, IL
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 26.14, 389th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy236.07929726338621301545266020.210.236.314.456.770.220
THE BAT232.27929926637621311542256521.910.233.309.455.764.222

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Danny Jansen On The Bench Wednesday

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    After making his season debut on Tuesday, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen will take a seat on the bench for Wednesday's contest against the division-rival New York Yankees. Jansen just returned from a fractured wrist on Tuesday, and the Blue Jays are going to ease him back into the fold behind the plate. Alejandro Kirk is doing the catching for right-hander Kevin Gausman and will hit eighth against Yankees right-hander Marcus Stroman. Jansen went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in his first start on Tuesday and could need some time before he gets going at the plate after a long layoff. Kirk has been slow out of the gates, too, going 10-for-50 (.200) with no homers and eight RBI. He has a hit in his two career at-bats against Stroman.

    Apr 17 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Danny Jansen Expected To Play Tuesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (wrist), who was activated from the injured list on Monday, is expected to make his 2024 debut on Tuesday against the New York Yankees and left-hander Carlos Rodon. Jansen suffered a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a pitch in a spring training game on March 13. He'll wear special padding to protect his hands because he's been prone to hand injuries due to the way he swings. The return of Jansen will mean fewer rest days for catcher Alejandro Kirk moving forward. Jansen hit .228 last year but with 17 home runs and 53 RBI for the Blue Jays. If he can stay healthy the rest of the way, he can provide some nice pop at the catcher position for fantasy managers. Jansen has never faced Rodon in his career.

    Apr 16 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Danny Jansen Activated From The Injured List

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    The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Monday that they activated catcher Danny Jansen (wrist) from the 10-day injured list and optioned catcher Brian Serven to the minors in a corresponding move. Despite being back with the Blue Jays, Jansen will start Monday's game against the visiting New York Yankees on the bench with Alejandro Kirk catching right-hander Chris Bassitt. The 29-year-old Jansen missed the opening of the 2024 season due to a small fracture in his right wrist that he suffered during spring training. He went 4-for-13 with a home run during his minor-league rehab assignment and can provide fantasy managers with some decent pop from the catching position now that he's healthy. If Kirk continues to struggle offensively, Jansen could become the primary backstop in Toronto.

    Apr 15 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Danny Jansen Starting Rehab Assignment Wednesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (wrist) is serving as the designated hitter for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, and if all goes well with that, he'll catch on Friday for the Bisons. Jansen is attempting to return from a fractured right wrist and isn't expected to make his debut in the big leagues with the Blue Jays until late April. There's a chance he could make it back sooner than that if he's feeling good on his minor-league assignment, but Toronto doesn't have any incentive to push him. The 28-year-old backstop can provide useful power to fantasy managers in two-catcher leagues when he's healthy, but his upside is limited because of frequent injuries and the fact he'll be sharing playing time behind the dish with Alejandro Kirk.

    Apr 10 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Danny Jansen Tracking Toward Late-April Return

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (wrist) is swinging a bat and hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery, but it sounds as though he's tracking toward a late-April return. Jansen was forced to open the 2024 regular season on the shelf after suffering a small fracture in his right wrist in spring training. Before being activated from the IL, the 28-year-old backstop will go on a minor-league rehab assignment to get his timing down at the plate. When healthy and in Toronto, he'll platoon behind the plate with Alejandro Kirk. Jansen has never reached 20 homers in six MLB seasons, but he had a career-high 17 long balls in 86 games for the Blue Jays in 2023 and brings above-average pop to the catcher position. The problem is he's had a tough time staying healthy and will battle for playing time with Kirk.

    Apr 9 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Danny Jansen Progressing

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (wrist) caught both of the throwing sessions for relievers Jordan Romano (elbow) and Erik Swanson (forearm) on Thursday and also took batting practice on the field. The next step for him is to face a velocity pitching machine, and the Blue Jays are hoping he'll be ready to catch right-hander Alek Manoah (shoulder) when he's scheduled to throw four innings or 65 pitches on Sunday at Low-A Dunedin. The 28-year-old is trying to recover from a small fracture in his right wrist but appears to be progressing nicely and could rejoin the Blue Jays roster by the end of April, barring any setbacks on his minor-league rehab assignment. Once he's healthy, he'll be splitting playing time behind the dish with Alejandro Kirk.

    Apr 5 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Danny Jansen Resumes Swinging

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (wrist) is making solid strides in his recovery process. On Friday, it was reported that Jansen had begun swinging a bat again. It's uncertain if it was dry swings or off a tee. Regardless, it's great to see Jansen back out there swinging again. He has been able to play long toss as well. The team has not given a timetable for Jansen's return to the field. He is working his way back from a fractured wrist, so it could take some time. While he's gone, Alejandro Kirk and Brian Serven figure to split up the playing time behind the plate.

    Mar 29 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Danny Jansen Has Fracture In His Wrist

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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (wrist) has been diagnosed with a fractured pisiform bone in his right wrist. The Blue Jays expect him to miss "a couple weeks," and he has a follow-up appointment with a doctor on Friday. The 28-year-old backstop's history of hand issues continues. It's a tough blow for Toronto just before the start of the season for one of their most important hitters, but manager John Schneider is hoping Jansen will return quickly. Jansen was hit by a pitch in a Grapefruit League game on Wednesday and will now miss at least the next couple of weeks while he heals. He'll likely open the year on the injured list, but he could make his season debut at some point in April. With Jansen sidelined, Alejandro Kirk will be the team's primary catcher, with Brian Serven and Payton Henry battling for backup duties.

    Mar 15 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Danny Jansen
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC231.97829225837611301544265920.310.235.314.460.774.225
    2024 Draft Buddy236.07929726338621301545266020.210.236.314.456.770.220
    2024 Steamer206.36827123933561201337245620.610.234.313.444.757.210
    2024 THE BAT232.27929926637621311542256521.910.233.309.455.764.222
    2024 Zeile248.08231127640651401647276520.910.236.312.460.772.224

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    5at KC2.0144011000000.
    4at SD, vs NYY6.0311101220001218.


    23at COL, vs WAS19.03129430023318.300.333.5001.0001.500.667
    22vs CLE, at BAL10.0516131420001318.800.308.357.462.819.154
    21at CIN5.0155121001000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    20vs CHC, at CLE9.0520132000003420.
    19at BOS, vs BAL11.0414131300130321.400.231.231.462.693.231
    18vs LAA, at LAD20.0617163410251423.500.250.294.688.982.438
    17at SEA, vs SD10.0414101100112214.300.100.250.400.650.300
    16vs ARI8.02881310030112.500.375.375.500.875.125
    15at DET, at CWS17.041513251014016.700.385.385.6921.077.307
    14vs BOS, vs SF5.0514130300011428.600.
    13vs OAK, at MIA14.0515143320121533.300.214.267.571.838.357
    12at TEX, at BAL21.0620203500340630.
    9at TB14.0312123320130216.700.250.250.667.917.417
    8vs BAL, vs NYY22.0623212610252313.000.286.348.619.967.333
    7vs ATL, at PHI8.0414141310030214.300.
    6at PIT, at BOS14.0522184310024627.300.167.318.222.540.055
    5vs SEA, vs CWS20.0416164410250525.
    4at NYY, at HOU14.0514121310142112.000.227.320.500.820.273
    3vs TB, vs DET7.041210120002200.000.200.333.200.533.000
    2at LAA, at KC1.0311110000010763.600.
    1at STL3.02870100011225.


    Apr 22at KCW 5-32.0744011000000.
    Apr 21at SDL 3-60.0733000000000.
    Apr 19at SDW 5-15.0644122000000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Apr 16vs NYYW 5-41.06430000001250.


    Sep 1at COLW 13-97.0533110012000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Aug 29vs WASL 4-52.04540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 28vs WASW 6-310.0742310011200.000.500.7502.0002.7501.500
    Aug 27vs CLEL 7-104.08530110001120.000.333.600.6671.267.334
    Aug 26vs CLEW 8-33.06431100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 24at BALL 3-52.0833011000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Aug 23at BALL 0-70.08b000000000000
    Aug 22at BALW 6-31.08440100000125.
    Aug 20at CINW 10-35.0855121001000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Aug 13vs CHCW 11-44.06521000001120.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Aug 10at CLEL 3-43.0631100000100.000.000.667.000.667.000
    Aug 9at CLEW 1-00.0544000000000.
    Aug 8at CLEL 0-10.06440000000125.
    Aug 7at CLEW 3-12.05420000001250.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 4at BOSW 7-32.0455020000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 2vs BALW 4-12.06430000010250.
    Aug 1vs BALL 3-137.0644110012000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 31vs BALL 2-40.08b1100000001100.
    Jul 30vs LAAL 2-30.0755000000000.
    Jul 29vs LAAW 6-13.06431100001250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 28vs LAAW 4-16.0833110011000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 26at LADW 8-16.08441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 25at LADL 7-85.06a11011003000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Jul 24at LADW 6-30.07a000000000000
    Jul 23at SEAW 4-31.08210000000150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 21at SEAL 2-37.0843110011100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jul 19vs SDL 0-21.08430000000125.
    Jul 18vs SDL 1-91.0843000000100.
    Jul 16vs ARIW 7-57.06441210030125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 14vs ARIW 7-21.0844010000000.
    Jul 9at DETW 4-37.05441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 7at DETW 12-27.0864111002000.000.250.500.5001.000.250
    Jul 6at CWSW 6-21.09a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jul 6at CWSW 5-42.0744020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 2vs BOSL 4-50.08b000000000000
    Jul 1vs BOSL 6-72.07430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 30vs BOSL 0-50.0633000000000.
    Jun 28vs SFW 6-13.0844020001000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 27vs SFL 0-30.083300000003100.
    Jun 25vs OAKW 12-12.09a10100000100.0001.0001.000
    Jun 24vs OAKW 7-37.08441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 23vs OAKL 4-53.0833111000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jun 20at MIAW 2-00.07440000000375.
    Jun 19at MIAL 0-112.07330110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jun 18at TEXL 7-111.06a330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 17at TEXL 2-40.0744000000000.
    Jun 16at TEXW 2-17.07331100120133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jun 15at BALL 2-413.0844230022000.000.750.7502.2503.0001.500
    Jun 14at BALW 3-10.09d11000000000.
    Jun 13at BALL 6-110.08550000000480.
    May 24at TBL 3-70.06220000000150.
    May 23at TBW 20-114.08663320130116.700.500.5001.3331.833.833
    May 22at TBL 4-60.0844000000000.
    May 21vs BALL 3-81.08a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    May 20vs BALL 5-66.06551100110120.
    May 19vs BALL 2-63.0844020001000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 18vs NYYL 2-41.06440100000125.
    May 17vs NYYW 3-09.08541100131120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    May 16vs NYYL 3-62.0744011000000.
    May 14vs ATLW 6-55.0855120002000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    May 13vs ATLW 5-23.0844011001000.
    May 10at PHIL 1-20.07440000000250.
    May 9at PHIL 4-80.05a11000000000.
    May 7at PITW 10-16.07551210020120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    May 5at PITW 4-00.08440000000375.
    May 4at BOSL 5-112.07431000001125.
    May 2at BOSL 6-73.08431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 1at BOSL 5-63.0753100000200.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Apr 30vs SEAL 8-104.08551110010240.
    Apr 29vs SEAW 1-00.0733000000000.
    Apr 26vs CWSW 8-00.08440000000375.
    Apr 25vs CWSW 7-016.0844330024000.000.750.7502.2503.0001.500
    Apr 23at NYYW 5-14.0844011002000.
    Apr 22at NYYL 2-37.07a11110012000.0001.0001.0004.0005.0003.000
    Apr 21at NYYW 6-12.0743010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 19at HOUL 1-80.06b11000000000.
    Apr 17at HOUL 2-91.07430000001125.
    Apr 15vs TBW 5-24.0843020001100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Apr 14vs TBW 6-32.0843000001100.
    Apr 13vs DETL 1-30.05b000000000000
    Apr 12vs DETW 4-31.0844100000000.
    Apr 9at LAAW 12-110.083300000003100.
    Apr 6at KCW 6-30.07440000000375.
    Apr 4at KCW 4-11.07440000010125.
    Apr 2at STLL 4-92.08440100010125.
    Apr 1at STLL 1-41.07430000001125.
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