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Who Should I Draft?

Devin Williams or Jesus Luzardo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 65
Best Rank# 20# 41
Worst Rank# 66# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 159
Best Rank# 85# 134
Worst Rank# 112# 221
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14491
Wins94
Saves04
ERA3.733.14
WHIP1.211.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 105
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 118
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 90
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 74
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 66
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 71
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 64
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 51
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 69
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 91
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 90
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 42# 56
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 46
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 80
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 61
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 67
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 72
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 69
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 65
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 54
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 60
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1222
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched59.227.0
   
Wins34
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed578
   
Earned Runs251
   
Home Runs Allowed91
   
Strikeouts5953
   
Walks179
   
ERA3.810.33
   
WHIP1.250.63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2759
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched141.665.3
   
Wins94
   
Losses73
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds018
   
Hits Allowed13048
   
Earned Runs5923
   
Home Runs Allowed197
   
Strikeouts14491
   
Walks4129
   
ERA3.733.14
   
WHIP1.211.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Devin Williams
RP - MIL
Devin Williams
News 
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Monday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Sep 21st
Devin Williams converted the save Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing three hits and striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 10th
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out just one over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 15th
Devin Williams converted the save Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two and walking one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 4th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Thursday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Sep 10th
Devin Williams was reinstated from the IL on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jul 27th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Sep 4th
Brewers RP Devin Williams (elbow) will play catch on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 20th
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Aug 25th
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 17th
Notes 
 Luzardo's 2020 campaign wasn't terrible, but it certainly left fantasy managers wanting more. The strikeouts were there, but not quite at the level that was expected. He rarely went deep into games. And he was just more hittable than he ever was in the minors or in his brief time as a reliever in 2019. Luzardo throws four quality pitches and is working to improve his arsenal as we head into the 2021 season, so there's little reason to downgrade your opinion of him too much from where it was prior to the 2020 campaign because of one nine-start stretch. He's an incredibly high-upside pitcher who carries with him plenty of injury risk, and the combination leaves him as a solid SP3 for fantasy leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
You have to hand it to the Brewers - they produce relievers who put up historically great seasons. Williams wasn't just good in 2020 - he was truly beyond belief. A 0.33 ERA. One run and eight hits allowed in 27 innings. A 44% K-BB%. Williams has battled injuries for much of his career, but given what he did last year, he should be drafted among the elite fantasy relievers in the game. Even if he never gets a save chance with Josh Hader in front of him, his ratios make him more than worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  In the shortened 2020 season, Williams became the first reliever to ever win Rookie of the Year without earning a single save. This was a credit to his four wins, nine holds, 0.33 ERA, and 53 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched. Williams is once again unlikely to earn many saves in 2021, but his ratios are so elite that he's worth rostering in any and all fantasy leagues. To put in perspective how dominant Williams' changeup is - the spin rate on his changeup led the No. 2 finisher by more than 400 RPM, which was a bigger gap than No. 2 to No. 69. Should anything happen to Josh Hader, Williams would arguably become my top ranked closer in fantasy baseball.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Devin Williams was incredible in 2020 and ended up taking home the NL Rookie Year of the Year award. He owned a 0.33 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and a 53:9 K:BB across 27 innings last season. Williams will be one of the more popular relievers off the board for upcoming fantasy drafts, especially in league formats which use the category solds (save and holds). The Brewers reportedly were looking to move on from current closer Josh Hader. Williams would have the closer job all to himself and can be considered a top-5 reliever if Hader is dealt.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros