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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Brandon Workman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
31 of 44 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 54
Best Rank# 22# 31
Worst Rank# 359# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 139
Best Rank# 91# 125
Worst Rank# 127# 167
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4931
Wins31
Saves010
ERA3.833.63
WHIP1.261.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 64
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 60
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 72
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 76
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 65
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 57
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 59
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 73
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 69
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 61
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 80# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62
   
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 Started90
   
Innings Pitched49.123.8
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4618
   
Earned Runs2110
   
Home Runs Allowed73
   
Strikeouts4931
   
Walks1612
   
ERA3.833.63
   
WHIP1.261.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Brandon Workman
RP - BOS
Brandon Workman
News 
 A's manager Bob Melvin says Jesus Luzardo (COVID-19) is "itching to get back and is feeling good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
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
 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
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
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke says Brandon Workman will be the team's closer to begin the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 12th
 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
 
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