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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Craig Kimbrel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 50
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 359# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 139
Best Rank# 91# 124
Worst Rank# 127# 147
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4830
Wins31
Saves011
ERA3.883.92
WHIP1.271.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 64
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 83
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 77
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 52
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 52
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 98
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played623
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.021.3
   
Wins00
   
Losses04
   
Saves213
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed521
   
Earned Runs215
   
Home Runs Allowed19
   
Strikeouts1630
   
Walks312
   
ERA1.506.53
   
WHIP0.671.60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1022
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched48.521.4
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4616
   
Earned Runs219
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts4830
   
Walks1610
   
ERA3.883.92
   
WHIP1.271.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Craig Kimbrel
RP - CHC
Craig Kimbrel
News 
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Craig Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
 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
Was Kimbrel's down year due to the long layoff from being unsigned, or was it the beginning of the end for one of the game's most dominant closers?
Michael Waterloo - 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
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
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