Ardley Faustino Jansen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 160 lb.
Ardley Jansen was a minor league outfielder in the Atlanta Braves chain. He showed flashes of power, speed, contact, defense and plate discipline but was never able to put it all together into a complete package. He is yth
Jansen hit .267/.385/.333 for the 2000 GCL Braves and led the team with 28 walks, but he would never draw that many again, even after moving to full-season leagues. In 2001, he batted .223/.287/.322 for the Danville Braves with 15 walks to 64 strikeouts. He led the team with 6 homers.
In 2002, Jansen's batting line for Danville was .295/.341/.507 in his best overall season. He led his club in both homers (10) and RBI (44). The next year, Jansen only smacked 3 homers for the Rome Braves, hitting .260/.308/.330. On the other hand, he stole 18 bases in 24 tries.
Jansen hit .254/.336/.395 in his second season for Rome, 2004. He hit 8 homers in 228 AB. He also played that year for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (.246/.295/.298 in 32 games) and Greenville Braves (6 for 12, 2B, HR). In 2005, the Curacao native split time between Rome (.271/.327/.487, 10 HR in 58 G) and Myrtle Beach (.216/.269/.341, 5 HR in 52 G). Overall, he struck out 117 times. His 15 homers were 6 shy of the lead in the Atlanta farm system, trailing J.J. Jurries and Scott Thorman.
Jansen was 4 for 21 for the 2006 Myrtle Beach Pelicans to wrap up his career in Organized Baseball.
Joining the combined Netherlands Antilles/Aruba for the 2008 Haarlem Baseball Week, Jansen went 2 for 13 with 2 doubles, a steal and 3 runs. He scored their only run in a surprisingly close 2-1 loss to the Cuban national team. He was with the Netherlands Antilles national team for the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup, when they qualified for the 2009 Baseball World Cup. Ardley was named to the All-Star outfield for the tournament. He hit .444/.467/.963 in the event with 4 homers, 8 runs and 8 RBI in 8 games. He was 4th in average, led in slugging, was 9th in OBP, tied for third in runs (one behind Gabriel Martinez and Jose Hernandez), tied for second in hits (12), tied Alexander St. Jago for third in RBI, led in homers and led in total bases (26). He failed to take home MVP honors as those went to Carlos Rivera.
Jansen hit .280/.413/.451 for Curacao's Santa Maria Pirates to help them win the Netherlands Antilles pennant. He signed with T & A San Marino for 2009. He made his Italian Baseball League debut on April 23, going 0 for 4 with a RBI against Fortitudo Bologna. For the season, he hit .313/.355/.458 with 30 runs in 36 games, but went 0 for 18 with two walks and 7 strikeouts in the Italian Series.
Jansen played for the Antilles in the 2010 South American Games.