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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 48
Best Rank# 20# 17
Worst Rank# 66# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 137
Best Rank# 85# 127
Worst Rank# 112# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts144174
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.733.98
WHIP1.211.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 70
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 45
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 42# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 70
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 47
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 56
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 44
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 32
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started910
   
Innings Pitched59.260.3
   
Wins33
   
Losses23
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5750
   
Earned Runs2524
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts5979
   
Walks1716
   
ERA3.813.62
   
WHIP1.251.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2629
   
Innings Pitched141.6161.4
   
Wins910
   
Losses79
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130152
   
Earned Runs5971
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts144174
   
Walks4144
   
ERA3.733.98
   
WHIP1.211.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
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
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts over six innings as the Giants defeated the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 27th
 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
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
 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
RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
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
Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros