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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 80
Best Rank# 22# 54
Worst Rank# 359# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 187
Best Rank# 91# 172
Worst Rank# 127# 223
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5226
Wins31
Saves010
ERA3.904.17
WHIP1.281.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 84
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 76
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 94
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 114
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 83
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 93
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 112
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 90
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 88
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 122
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 70
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 116
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 88
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 88
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 79
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played663
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.063.0
   
Wins03
   
Losses02
   
Saves230
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds21
   
Hits Allowed564
   
Earned Runs224
   
Home Runs Allowed16
   
Strikeouts1673
   
Walks317
   
ERA1.503.41
   
WHIP0.671.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched52.125.2
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5024
   
Earned Runs2312
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts5226
   
Walks178
   
ERA3.904.17
   
WHIP1.281.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
 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
 
 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
 
 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
 
 Jesus Luzardo struck out two over two scoreless innings versus the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 25th
 
Notes 
 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
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 It's going to be difficult to find a fantasy player who isn't salivating to draft Luzardo, particularly after an expected breakout season was derailed by injuries last year. Now, purportedly without an innings restriction, Luzardo looks ready to fulfill the potential he has oozed throughout his career. Armed with four elite pitches and the ability to sit at 96 miles per hour, the only thing that looks to be able to hold Luzardo down is health. Absent injury concerns, he should be a monster.
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