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2017 All-Star profile: Kenley Jansen

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We finish off our six Dodgers All-Star profiles with the closer, Kenley Jansen, an All-Star for the second consecutive year.

Selection process

Jansen was selected by the players, who pick three relief pitchers. His 245 votes were most among National League relievers, ahead of fellow All-Stars Greg Holland (222 votes) and Wade Davis (91).

All-Star history

Jansen made his first All-Star team in 2016. He faced one batter in San Diego last year — Matt Wieters -- and struck him out on three pitches.

Pre-break stats

Jansen posted a 0.96 ERA and 1.05 FIP with 21 saves, 57 strikeouts and only two walks in his 37 innings. His K-BB% of 40.4% is the best of his career.

He set a major league record with 51 strikeouts before his first walk of the season.

Jansen’s dominance and usage in last year’s playoffs unleashed a warrior this season. His eight saves of longer than one inning are already a career high, with 44% of the season remaining.

Dodgers history

Jansen is the first Dodgers relief pitcher to be named an All-Star in consecutive seasons since Jonathan Broxton in 2009-10.

The last Dodgers pitcher to earn a save in the All-Star Game was Broxton in 2010. There have only been three Dodgers to get a save in the midsummer classic -- Don Drysdale (1963) and Jim Brewer (1973).

No Dodgers relief pitcher has ever earned a win in the All-Star Game.