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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Mychal Givens (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
41 of 42 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 107
Best Rank# 22# 69
Worst Rank# 359# 174
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 322
Best Rank# 91# 301
Worst Rank# 127# 355
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5231
Wins31
Saves05
ERA3.903.85
WHIP1.281.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 120
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 97
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 119
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 98
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 134
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 125
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 114
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 111
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 107
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 117
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 100
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 96
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 151
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 108
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 101
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 112
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 106
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 122
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 121
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 132
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 171
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 111
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 137
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 125
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 114
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 125
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 115
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 103
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 174
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 101
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 119
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 111
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 118
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played658
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.063.0
   
Wins02
   
Losses06
   
Saves211
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds27
   
Hits Allowed549
   
Earned Runs232
   
Home Runs Allowed113
   
Strikeouts1686
   
Walks326
   
ERA1.504.57
   
WHIP0.671.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1124
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched52.125.7
   
Wins31
   
Losses31
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed5021
   
Earned Runs2311
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts5231
   
Walks1710
   
ERA3.903.85
   
WHIP1.281.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mychal Givens
RP - BAL
Mychal Givens
News 
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Mychal Givens trailed starter Tom Eshelman in Wednesday's exhibition against the Blue Jays, serving up a two-run homer to Randal Grichuk. He also walked one and struck out one in the outing.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Mychal Givens pitched the fourth inning of Sunday's exhibition against the Yankees, giving up two runs on two hits. He left a pitch middle-middle to Thomas Milone, who promptly deposited the ball over the fence.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Mychal Givens's shot at the closer role is in doubt after it has been reported that Hunter Harvey will get a look as the Orioles' closer.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
 
Notes 
 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
Givens isn't a special pitcher, pitches for a poor team, and isn't guaranteed to be the closer. Even if he were, he's tallied just 20 saves over the last two seasons. There's no reason to draft Givens, and if you're looking for a Baltimore closer, better to take your chance on Hunter Harvey.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
 
 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