It's time to consider that Kenley Jansen might be the third-best catcher on the Dodgers
Before he became an All-Star closer blessed with the best cut fastball since Mariano Rivera, Kenley Jansen was a big-boned, light-hitting catcher with an impressive throwing arm. Jansen spent five years in the Dodgers' Minor League system as a full-time catcher and even threw out Ryan Braun trying to steal second in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Since making the transition to the mound in 2009, Jansen hasn't played a single inning at catcher. But what if, for some reason, he had to?
During the 13-inning marathon that was Game 4 of the NLCS, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was forced to consider the prospect of using an emergency catcher. After the game, Roberts admitted that his last-resort option is actually
We went around Media Day at the World Series and asked a bunch of the Dodgers, including Jansen, whether they believed the All-Star closer is secretly the third-best backstop on the Dodgers' World Series roster.
Watch the video at the top of the post to find out what they thought.
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