Kenley Jansen, First Reliever to 100 K’s

With two more strikeouts last night Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen became the first relief pitcher to 100 strikeouts this year.  Jansen has had a terrific season posting 13.3 K/9 innings.  In addition he cut his walk rate in half from 3.0 last year to just 1.6 this year.

Here are the top strikeout totals by relievers in 2013:

  1. Kenley Jansen – 100 SO, 13.3 SO/9

  2. Aroldis Chapman – 90, 15.2

  3. Trevor Rosenthal – 90, 12.8

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Posted on September 2, 2013, in pitching rants and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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