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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Matthew Boyd (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 49
Best Rank# 32# 28
Worst Rank# 86# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 150
Best Rank# 90# 131
Worst Rank# 143# 163
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4673
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.774.35
WHIP1.241.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 54
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 59
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 82
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 71
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 53
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 69
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 58# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 51
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 63
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 67# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 86# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played632
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched12.0185.2
   
Wins09
   
Losses012
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed5178
   
Earned Runs294
   
Home Runs Allowed139
   
Strikeouts16238
   
Walks350
   
ERA1.504.56
   
WHIP0.671.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started811
   
Innings Pitched46.466.9
   
Wins34
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4362
   
Earned Runs1932
   
Home Runs Allowed612
   
Strikeouts4673
   
Walks1520
   
ERA3.774.35
   
WHIP1.241.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
News 
 Jesus Luzardo struck out five over five innings of work in his first start of the year Tuesday. He allowed two hits, walked two, and threw 76 pitches.
Aaron Hudson
Wed, Aug 5th
Matthew Boyd is scheduled to start on Friday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Jesus Luzardo will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed four runs over five innings in a 5-4 win over Kansas City on Wednesday. Boyd struck out six.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
 Jesus Luzardo will rejoin the Athletics' starting rotation for his next trip to the mound.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd took the loss in a 7-1 Opening Day loss to the Reds on Friday. Boyd allowed four runs over five innings while striking out two in the game.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
 Jesus Luzardo will either make a start against the Mariners in the A's next series, or make one more relief appearance, per manager Bob Melvin.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Jul 29th
The Tigers announced Matthew Boyd as their Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 19th
 Jesus Luzardo threw three innings in relief in Saturday‚Äôs 4-1 loss to the Angels. He gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out two.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Jul 26th
Matthew Boyd was not present at Tuesday's workout after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 16th
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
Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
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
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
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
If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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
Struck out a whopping 238 batters in breakout 2019 season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros