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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Ian Anderson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 36
Best Rank# 20# 22
Worst Rank# 66# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 89
Best Rank# 85# 75
Worst Rank# 112# 127
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts144153
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.733.83
WHIP1.211.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 71
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 30
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 33
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 33
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 34
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 34
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 42# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played126
   
Games Started96
   
Innings Pitched59.232.2
   
Wins33
   
Losses22
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5721
   
Earned Runs257
   
Home Runs Allowed91
   
Strikeouts5941
   
Walks1714
   
ERA3.811.95
   
WHIP1.251.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2725
   
Games Started2625
   
Innings Pitched141.6137.2
   
Wins910
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130117
   
Earned Runs5958
   
Home Runs Allowed1916
   
Strikeouts144153
   
Walks4158
   
ERA3.733.83
   
WHIP1.211.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Ian Anderson
SP - ATL
Ian Anderson
News 
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Monday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Sep 21st
Ian Anderson pitched seven innings against the Diamondbacks Wednesday, allowing two hits, one run (earned), and one walk while striking eight batters out. The Braves offense provided good run support, and Anderson's record improved to 8-5, and he also earned a quality start. He threw 97 pitches, 59 for strikes, and carries a 3.60 ERA.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out just one over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 15th
Ian Anderson pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Giants Friday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out seven batters. He was not a factor in the decision. He threw 99 pitches, 60 for strikes, and carries a 3.75 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sat, Sep 18th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Thursday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Sep 10th
Ian Anderson pitched five innings against the Marlins Friday, allowing five hits, two runs (both earned), and two walks while striking out nine batters. The Braves bullpen held the Marlins scoreless the rest of the way, and Anderson got the win, his record improving to 7-5 on the year. He threw 89 pitches, 62 for strikes, and carries a 3.61 ERA.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 10th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Sep 4th
Ian Anderson pitched three innings against the Rockies Saturday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and four walks. He was not a factor in the decision, a 7-6 Rockies win. He threw 62 pitches, 33 for strikes, and carries a 3.61 ERA.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Aug 25th
Ian Anderson pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing four hits and two walks. The Braves won in a rout, 9-0, and Anderson's record improved to 6-5 on the year. He threw 86 pitches, 49 for strikes, and carries a 3.36 ERA.
Steve Painter
Mon, Aug 30th
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
Playoffs included, Anderson's final 2020 stat line was 51 innings, 65 strikeouts, a 1.59 ERA, and a 1.10 WHIP. Backed up by a strong prospect pedigree, Anderson was extremely impressive in his first taste of the big leagues. He never got shelled in any start and gave up just one homer all season. His regular season CSW (called strike plus whiff rate) compated similarly to Blake Snell and Walker Buehler at 30.8%. The concerns with his '21 fantasy value are a 4.2 BB/9 and an innings limit. While valid, Anderson is talented enough to still warrant excitement as a top 25-30 SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  After rising through the minor leagues, Anderson had an excellent debut season with the Braves in 2020, pitching to a 1.95 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 29.7% strikeout rate. He was even better in four postseason starts, allowing just two runs over 18 2/3 innings while striking out 24. Anderson led all starters in barrel rate (just 1.2%), and has an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. His control isn't elite, but his raw stuff and prospect pedigree suggest that his 2020 season was no fluke. Draft him with confidence as a No. 2 starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros