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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Nick Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
28 of 44 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 56
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 359# 325
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 143
Best Rank# 91# 129
Worst Rank# 127# 183
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4933
Wins31
Saves08
ERA3.833.42
WHIP1.261.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 91
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 69
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 65
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 83
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 86
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 69
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 61
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 78
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 57
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 88
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 71
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 62
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 80# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 325
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played668
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.065.2
   
Wins05
   
Losses04
   
Saves21
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds216
   
Hits Allowed552
   
Earned Runs224
   
Home Runs Allowed18
   
Strikeouts16110
   
Walks318
   
ERA1.503.32
   
WHIP0.671.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1023
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched49.122.7
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed4618
   
Earned Runs219
   
Home Runs Allowed73
   
Strikeouts4933
   
Walks167
   
ERA3.833.42
   
WHIP1.261.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Nick Anderson
RP - TB
Nick Anderson
News 
 A's manager Bob Melvin says Jesus Luzardo (COVID-19) is "itching to get back and is feeling good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Prior to the delay of the MLB season, Nick Anderson was in line to see a majority of the save opportunities in Tampa Bay.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Mar 23rd
 A's manager Bob Melvin says Jesus Luzardo has still not been cleared to rejoin team workouts.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Nick Anderson tossed a scoreless inning on Wednesday against Boston, striking out two while allowing one hit and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 12th
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 
 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
 
 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
 
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
We know that Anderson should be the locked-in closer for the Rays, but we also know how the Rays work. Proceed with caution.
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
Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
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