Daniel Robert Jansen ... Attended West High School in Appleton, Wisconsin...Was named First-Team All-State in his junior year ... Ranked as Toronto's 7th-best prospect by Baseball America entering 2018...Ranked as the 71st overall prospect by FanGraphs... Also ranked by BA as baseball's 9th-best catching prospect ... Listed as Toronto's 3rd-best prospect and the 42nd overall prospect by Baseball America going into the 2019 season...Ranked 65th overall by MLB (5th among catchers) and 89th by Baseball Prospectus ... Participated in the 2019 Blue Jays Winter Tour.
Was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Aug. 12 ... Made his MLB debut on Aug. 13 at KC and singled in his 1st plate appearance...Finished 2-for-3 to become the 19th player in team history with multiple hits in his MLB debut, and the 4th catcher to do so... Along with Sean Reid-Foley, formed the 1st starting battery mates in team history to debut at the same time...Marked the first such occasion in the AL since April 14, 1967, when Billy Rohr pitched and Russ Gibson caught for the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium (courtesy STATS) ... Hit his 1st Major League home run on Aug. 14 at KC...Became the 11th player in team history to homer within his first two MLB contests and the 3rd catcher to do so, joining J.P Arencibia (2010) and Sandy Martinez (1995) ... Had hits in each of his first six MLB games (Aug. 13-22), just the 3rd player and the only catcher in team history to do so... Became the 8th Blue Jay to record 8+ hits across his first six MLB games, the most by any catcher ... Recorded his 2nd long ball on Sept. 17 at BAL, a two-run blast to mark his 1st career multi-RBI effort ... On Sept. 20 vs. TB, connected for his 3rd home run, a three-run homer... Was his 1st HR at Rogers Centre... Was also his 1st career 3-RBI game ... Reached base safely in 23 of his 30 MLB games with a plate appearance (.347 OBP) ... Among all rookie catchers with at least 30 games played, ranked 2nd in OBP (.347), 2nd in SLG (.432), 2nd in OPS (.779) and 5th in AVG (.247) ... Slashed .275/.390/.473 with 21 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs and a team-leading 58 RBI over 88 games for the Bisons...Was named a Mid-Season All-Star and played in the Futures Game where he went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer ... Was named Bisons 2018 MVP at the end of the season ... Was also tabbed as the minor's Top Catcher in MiLB.com's Toolshed 2018 edition.
Started the season in Advanced-A Dunedin and slashed .369/.422/.541 over 31 games ... Hit .291 in 52 games with Double-A New Hampshire with 15-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR and 20-RBI while throwing out 14 of 45 stolen base attempts (31.1%) ... Was named a Mid-Season All-Star in both the Florida State League (A+) and the Eastern League (AA) ... Was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo in August...Doubled and drove in two runs in his AAA debut on Aug. 4 vs. Lehigh Valley ... Hit a triple and homered twice in a 4-for-4 effort on Aug. 21 at Pawtucket, bringing his average to .500 through his first 12 games with the Bisons ... Finished the year with a .328/.423/.552 line over 21 games at the AAA level ... Played in a career-best 104 games, 47 more than his previous high of 57 in 2016 ... Was named a Baseball America Minor-League First-Team All-Star and an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star at the end of the season.
Assigned to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays to open the 2016 minor league season ... In 57 total games in 2016, hit .218 with one home run and 25 RBI ... Was assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League after the 2016 season...Appeared in 20 games for the Sox and hit .282 with 11 RBI and the first two triples of his professional career ... Has committed just 15 errors in 2118 total chances, posting a .993 fielding percentage over his career while throwing out 83 of 319 (26.0%) attempted base stealers.