The final entry into the Dodgers of the Decade team is relief pitcher Kenley Jansen. Jansen set all-time Dodger franchise marks in with 301 saves, 605 games pitched and 443 games finished. Jansen has nearly double the amount of saves as second place pitcher Eric Gagne, 301 saves versus 161 saves.
All-Time Dodger Pitchers with 100+ Saves
Jansen’s career covers the decade, he made his debut on July 24. 2010 and recorded his first save on the next day against the New York Mets.
Four pitchers recorded 250 or more saves in the last ten seasons. Craig Kimbrel led all pitchers with 346 saves. Jansen was second with 301. Aroldis Chapman was third with 273 and Fernando Rodney had 257 saves.
2010s Pitchers with 250+ saves
The 2010s Dodgers had 451 saves in the 919 games won in the last decade. As noted above, Jansen recorded 301 of those 451 saves. Only six Dodgers recorded five or more saves in the decade, all but one, Kenta Maeda, did that while Jansen was being moved back and forth from setup man to closer.
2010s Dodgers with 5+ Saves in the Decade
There will be one last article series to sum up the final picks for the position players along with Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen as the starting and relief pitchers for the Dodgers of Decade team.
I hope you have enjoyed the series so far and are having a wonderful holiday season!