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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Hector Neris (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
22 of 39 experts
44%
Recommended by
17 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 51
Best Rank# 25# 24
Worst Rank# 359# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 122# 142
Best Rank# 94# 120
Worst Rank# 129# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts12783
Wins83
Saves026
ERA3.783.63
WHIP1.241.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 56
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 57
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 56# 66
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 50
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 55
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 69
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 63
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 65
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 50
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 56
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 68
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played668
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.068.2
   
Wins03
   
Losses06
   
Saves228
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds22
   
Hits Allowed545
   
Earned Runs222
   
Home Runs Allowed110
   
Strikeouts1689
   
Walks324
   
ERA1.502.93
   
WHIP0.671.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2762
   
Games Started230
   
Innings Pitched125.762.0
   
Wins83
   
Losses63
   
Saves026
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds12
   
Hits Allowed11550
   
Earned Runs5325
   
Home Runs Allowed1710
   
Strikeouts12783
   
Walks4122
   
ERA3.783.63
   
WHIP1.241.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
News 
 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
The Phillies and closer Hector Neris avoided arbitration by reaching an agreement on a one-year $4.6 million deal. The contract includes a $7 million option for 2021.
Blaine Blontz
Fri, Feb 21st
 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
 
 A's manager Bob Melvin says there is no plan for a specific innings limit on Jesus Luzardo or A.J. Puk at this point.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 13th
 
Notes 
 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
Neris rebounded from a spotty 2018 to become an incredibly reliable reliever last year and tally 28 saves for the Phillies. His stuff isn't overpowering and his control is mediocre, but his split-finger is elite and he leaned into it more than ever. The resulting increase in ground balls helped stabilize Neris' numbers last year and should again make him a reliable, if unexciting, option in the bullpen in 2020.
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
 
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