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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Kenta Maeda (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 58
Best Rank# 22# 27
Worst Rank# 359# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 160
Best Rank# 91# 147
Worst Rank# 127# 172
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4960
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.834.41
WHIP1.261.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 70
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 81
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 80# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played637
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched12.0154.1
   
Wins010
   
Losses08
   
Saves23
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds24
   
Hits Allowed5114
   
Earned Runs269
   
Home Runs Allowed122
   
Strikeouts16169
   
Walks351
   
ERA1.504.04
   
WHIP0.671.07
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1012
   
Games Started910
   
Innings Pitched49.156.3
   
Wins34
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4652
   
Earned Runs2128
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts4960
   
Walks1619
   
ERA3.834.41
   
WHIP1.261.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenta Maeda
SP,RP - MIN
Kenta Maeda
News 
 A's manager Bob Melvin says Jesus Luzardo (COVID-19) is "itching to get back and is feeling good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw four scoreless innings in a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. Maeda struck out six and gave up just two hits in the start.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Kenta Maeda allowed a homer, a single, and a walk in the first start with his new team.
Michael Felner
Tue, Feb 25th
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Kenta Maeda will officially be sent to the Minnesota Twins as part of the three-team 'megadeal' that will send Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Feb 9th
 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
The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins as part of the Mookie Betts-David Price deal, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Brad Camara
Tue, Feb 4th
 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
 
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
Arguably no player benefits more from a shortened season than Maeda. He won't be moved to the bullpen, and he's posted must-start numbers over his career as a starter. The Twins will be less incline to have him throw fewer innings, too, as they don't have the depth the Dodgers had.
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
One of the biggest beneficiaries of a shortened season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Should be elite whenever he pitches. It's fair to wonder how deep he pitches into games and how many starts he ultimately makes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros