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Prospect #16, RHP Kenley Jansen 2009

Cincinnati has apparently offered a five year, $33 million signing bonus to left-hander Aroldis Chapman and his 101 mph fastball. The Cuban defector has been marketing his arm around the county, looking for the highest bidder. The Dodgers financial woes are well-known, so they were not in the auction but they have a young flame-thrower of their own, Kenley Jansen, whose fastball hit 97-98.

Under the guidance of überscout Logan White, the Dodgers have developed a reputation for converting position players into catchers. Russell Martin, Lucas May, Tony Delmonico and the recently departed Carlos Santana to name a few. Now they have reversed the trend and have converted catcher Kenley Jansen into a pitcher. The young man has been in the organization since his signing as a free agent...

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