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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
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 56
Best Rank# 32# 34
Worst Rank# 86# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 149
Best Rank# 90# 143
Worst Rank# 143# 172
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4666
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.774.38
WHIP1.241.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 61
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 60
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 70
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 67
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 78
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 73
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 63
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 88
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 51
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 63
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 53
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 58# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 67# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 86# 57
   
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 Played1011
   
Games Started811
   
Innings Pitched46.469.8
   
Wins34
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4368
   
Earned Runs1934
   
Home Runs Allowed611
   
Strikeouts4666
   
Walks1522
   
ERA3.774.38
   
WHIP1.241.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mike Minor
SP - TEX
Mike Minor
News 
 Jesus Luzardo will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
Mike Minor pitched five innings giving up three hits, two earned runs, and one walk while striking out six on 98 pitches in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rockies.
Dave Kluge
Sun, Jul 26th
 Jesus Luzardo will rejoin the Athletics' starting rotation for his next trip to the mound.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
 
 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
 
 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
 
 A's manager says Jesus Luzardo could be ready to pitch in either the first or second game of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 21st
 
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
Peripherals hate what Minor did in 2019, but there gets a point in the draft where you're OK taking him for the volume he'll provide.
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
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
 
 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