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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Mike Minor (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
24 of 39 experts
38%
Recommended by
15 of 39 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 57
Best Rank# 25# 37
Worst Rank# 359# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 121# 157
Best Rank# 94# 154
Worst Rank# 127# 175
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts127169
Wins811
Saves00
ERA3.784.23
WHIP1.241.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 58
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 56# 59
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 78
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 75
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 66
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 84
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 59
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 53
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 63
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 73# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played632
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched12.0208.1
   
Wins014
   
Losses010
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed5189
   
Earned Runs283
   
Home Runs Allowed130
   
Strikeouts16200
   
Walks368
   
ERA1.503.59
   
WHIP0.671.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2729
   
Games Started2329
   
Innings Pitched125.7179.0
   
Wins811
   
Losses610
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed115171
   
Earned Runs5384
   
Home Runs Allowed1728
   
Strikeouts127169
   
Walks4156
   
ERA3.784.23
   
WHIP1.241.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
News 
 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
 
 Jesus Luzardo started for the A’s on Sunday against the Indians allowing one hit over three innings while striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
 Jesus Luzardo struck out two over two scoreless innings versus the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 25th
 
 A's manager Bob Melvin says there is no plan for a specific innings limit on Jesus Luzardo or A.J. Puk at this point.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 13th
 
Notes 
 It's going to be difficult to find a fantasy player who isn't salivating to draft Luzardo, particularly after an expected breakout season was derailed by injuries last year. Now, purportedly without an innings restriction, Luzardo looks ready to fulfill the potential he has oozed throughout his career. Armed with four elite pitches and the ability to sit at 96 miles per hour, the only thing that looks to be able to hold Luzardo down is health. Absent injury concerns, he should be a monster.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The Rangers pushed Minor to reach 200 strikeouts and, although his 3.59 ERA shows he surpassed expectations, there was really fairly little to get excited about. Minor's FIP and xFIP were substantially higher than his ERA, his WHIP was mediocre, and his strikeout rate hardly impressed. He's a pitcher you draft to solidify the back end of your rotation, but nothing more.
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
 
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