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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Carlos Martinez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
40 of 42 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 79
Best Rank# 22# 39
Worst Rank# 359# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 168
Best Rank# 91# 167
Worst Rank# 127# 181
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4846
Wins33
Saves02
ERA3.884.04
WHIP1.271.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 66
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 105
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 122
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 74
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 88
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 89
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 93
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 76
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 75
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 92
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 72
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 101
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 69
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 81
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 76
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 83
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 79
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 62
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played648
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.048.0
   
Wins04
   
Losses02
   
Saves224
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds23
   
Hits Allowed539
   
Earned Runs217
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts1653
   
Walks318
   
ERA1.503.17
   
WHIP0.671.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1013
   
Games Started97
   
Innings Pitched48.547.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed4644
   
Earned Runs2121
   
Home Runs Allowed75
   
Strikeouts4846
   
Walks1619
   
ERA3.884.04
   
WHIP1.271.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Carlos Martinez
SP,RP - STL
Carlos Martinez
News 
 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
Carlos Martinez was cleared to participate in workouts and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 9th
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Carlos Martinez has been absent from Cardinals workouts during spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Carlos Martinez (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jan 19th
 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
 
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
A short season could benefit Martinez, who could be a Top 40 pitcher.
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
Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
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