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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
34 of 42 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 53
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 108# 359
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 123# 115
Best Rank# 105# 91
Worst Rank# 135# 127
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6748
Wins43
Saves00
ERA3.773.88
WHIP1.191.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 61
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 59
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 359
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 31# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 38# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 47
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 56
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 54# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 54# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 55
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 108# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played236
   
Games Started120
   
Innings Pitched80.212.0
   
Wins60
   
Losses70
   
Saves12
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed925
   
Earned Runs472
   
Home Runs Allowed181
   
Strikeouts9616
   
Walks163
   
ERA5.291.50
   
WHIP1.350.67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1010
   
Games Started109
   
Innings Pitched59.748.5
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5746
   
Earned Runs2521
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts6748
   
Walks1416
   
ERA3.773.88
   
WHIP1.191.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
News 
 Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
A's manager Bob Melvin says Jesus Luzardo has still not been cleared to rejoin team workouts.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
 Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
A's manager Bob Melvin says Jesus Luzardo's status to join team workouts is still "pending."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Mar 7th
Jesus Luzardo was fantastic on Saturday, striking out eight batters in just 3 1/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
Jesus Luzardo started for the A’s on Sunday against the Indians allowing one hit over three innings while striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
Dan Harris - 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
 Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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