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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Hector Neris (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 87
Best Rank# 20# 60
Worst Rank# 66# 131
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 300
Best Rank# 85# 227
Worst Rank# 112# 335
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14478
Wins93
Saves017
ERA3.733.95
WHIP1.211.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 72
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 98
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 94
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 93
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 110
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 103
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 97
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 126
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 131
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 130
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 98
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 103
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 103
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 112
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 87
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 93
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 65
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 94
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 123
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 88
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 125
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 82
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 105
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 42# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 101
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 115
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 110
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 78
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 108
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 107
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 105
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 81
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 103
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 92
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 101
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 123
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 86
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 112
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1224
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched59.222.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses22
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed5724
   
Earned Runs2511
   
Home Runs Allowed90
   
Strikeouts5927
   
Walks1713
   
ERA3.814.57
   
WHIP1.251.71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2764
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched141.662.6
   
Wins93
   
Losses73
   
Saves017
   
Blown Saves09
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed13056
   
Earned Runs5927
   
Home Runs Allowed199
   
Strikeouts14478
   
Walks4124
   
ERA3.733.95
   
WHIP1.211.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Hector Neris
RP - PHI
Hector Neris
News 
 Jesus Luzardo earned the hold Tuesday against the Angels, allowing one run on one hit over one inning.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 16th
Phillies closer Hector Neris allowed three earned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out two over an inning of work in a blown save against the Yankees on Saturday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Jun 13th
 Jesus Luzardo earned the win Tuesday against the Mariners, allowing two hits over three shutout innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 2nd
Phillies closer Hector Neris allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out two over an inning of work to blow his third save of the season Thursday against the Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Jun 11th
 The Athletics officially activated Jesús Luzardo from the IL on Sunday. They sent down Jordan Weems in a corresponding move.
Corbin Young
Sun, May 30th
The Phillies activated Hector Neris from the paternity list on Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jun 6th
 Athletics pitcher Jesús Luzardo will return from the injured list on Sunday and expects to pitch out of the bullpen. Luzardo hasn't pitched since May 1st.
Corbin Young
Sat, May 29th
Phillies reliever Héctor Neris lands on the paternity list in a corresponding move with Bryce Harper activated.
Corbin Young
Sat, Jun 5th
 Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that pitcher Jesus Luzardo (hand) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 24th
Phillies closer Hector Neris walked one and struck out another over a scoreless inning of work to record his ninth save of the season in Thursday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, May 28th
Notes 
 Luzardo's 2020 campaign wasn't terrible, but it certainly left fantasy managers wanting more. The strikeouts were there, but not quite at the level that was expected. He rarely went deep into games. And he was just more hittable than he ever was in the minors or in his brief time as a reliever in 2019. Luzardo throws four quality pitches and is working to improve his arsenal as we head into the 2021 season, so there's little reason to downgrade your opinion of him too much from where it was prior to the 2020 campaign because of one nine-start stretch. He's an incredibly high-upside pitcher who carries with him plenty of injury risk, and the combination leaves him as a solid SP3 for fantasy leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Neris has been named the Phillies' closer to start the season. Although he has been the Phillies' primary closer for the past four seasons, he's hardly been the model of efficiency. His ERA over those seasons is 3.01, 5.10, 2.93, and 4.57. And he surprisingly struggled with his control last year, seeking his BB/9 rate jump to 5.40 and his WHIP to 1.71. Neris's splitter is outstanding when it's on, but he has the tendency to get hit hard when it's not. With Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado in tow, and Brandon Kintzler with the team on a minor league deal, Neris's leash will be short. Draft him as a low-end closer, but don't rush to do so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros