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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Workman or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
34 of 52 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 55
Best Rank# 32# 31
Worst Rank# 86# 83
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 141
Best Rank# 90# 126
Worst Rank# 143# 166
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4631
Wins31
Saves011
ERA3.773.70
WHIP1.241.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 58
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 58
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 64
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 60
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 55
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 71
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 57
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 75
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 55
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 67
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 57
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 67# 83
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 73
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 58# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 69
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 59
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 86# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 56
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 58
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played673
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.072.3
   
Wins010
   
Losses01
   
Saves216
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds215
   
Hits Allowed529
   
Earned Runs215
   
Home Runs Allowed11
   
Strikeouts16104
   
Walks345
   
ERA1.501.88
   
WHIP0.671.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1024
   
Games Started80
   
Innings Pitched46.424.2
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4319
   
Earned Runs1910
   
Home Runs Allowed63
   
Strikeouts4631
   
Walks1512
   
ERA3.773.70
   
WHIP1.241.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
News 
 Jesus Luzardo struck out five over five innings of work in his first start of the year Tuesday. He allowed two hits, walked two, and threw 76 pitches.
Aaron Hudson
Wed, Aug 5th
Brandon Workman allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth earning to earn the save Thursday against the Mets.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 31st
 Jesus Luzardo will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
Brandon Workman picked the save despite getting into a jam after giving up two hits and two walks in the ninth Wednesday against the Mets.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 30th
 Jesus Luzardo will rejoin the Athletics' starting rotation for his next trip to the mound.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
Brandon Workman delivered a 1-2-3 inning in Tuesday’s exhibition contest against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 22nd
 Jesus Luzardo will either make a start against the Mariners in the A's next series, or make one more relief appearance, per manager Bob Melvin.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Jul 29th
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke confirmed that Brandon Workman will be the team's primary closer in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 14th
 Jesus Luzardo threw three innings in relief in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Angels. He gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out two.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Jul 26th
Brandon Workman struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning Sunday in Grapefruit League play as the Red Sox defeated the Braves by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 Luzardo has tested positive for COVID-19, though there have been few details as to his reported symptoms (or lack thereof). A prime breakout candidate, especially given the delay and the lack of an innings limit, Luzardo's fantasy stock is now in a bit of a grey area. Monitor the reports but be prepared to knock him down a few pegs in your draft absent positive reports on his health.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Workman is another guy who seems like a safe bet as an RP 2, but let's not totally ignore Matt Barnes.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 It's not if Luzardo will pitch any innings for the A's this year, it's how how many? With the short season, will he be limited to four- to five-inning outings? He's a wild card with a bright future.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 I want to move Lazardo further up these rankings because of his lights-out arsenal and pitching in Oakland helps those ratio's, but rookie innings limits are real and I am concerned that he won't pitch enough to reach his enormous ceiling. Guarantee me 210 innings pitched and he is a Top 40 Pick for me. I expect more like 130-150 and with some rookie struggles, that drops him down significantly. 2021 he will be hotter than Walker Buehler was.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 
 Should be elite whenever he pitches. It's fair to wonder how deep he pitches into games and how many starts he ultimately makes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros