- Full name Daniel Jensen
- Born 07/25/1989 in Hayward, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Cincinnati
- Drafted in the 20th round (625th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2011.
Minor League Top Prospects
Jansen has impressed evaluators in pro ball and has the potential to develop into a two-way catcher after signing for $100,000. He shows surprising refinement to his game despite his roots in Wisconsin, which has produced just four high school position players to reach the major leagues in the last four decades. He has strong hand-eye coordination and feel for the strike zone, striking out only one more time (11.6 percent) than he walked (11.0) this summer after walking more than twice as frequently as he struck out in his pro debut last year. Jansen entered the season in great physical shape with a strong, muscular 6-foot-2, 215-pound build. He produces plus bat speed with a swing oriented to the pull side. He projects to hit for at least 15 home runs annually. Jansen projects to be at least an average defender behind the plate with a chance to be above-average because of his receiving skills. He drew praise for his ability to handle a staff, blocking and receiving. He has average pure arm strength but needs to quicken his release to allow it to play as average in game action.