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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Robbie Ray (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 55
Best Rank# 22# 31
Worst Rank# 359# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 113# 150
Best Rank# 91# 128
Worst Rank# 127# 163
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5276
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.944.35
WHIP1.291.35
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 56
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 76
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 79
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 57
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 60
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 52
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 59
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 82# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played633
   
Games Started033
   
Innings Pitched12.0174.0
   
Wins012
   
Losses08
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed5150
   
Earned Runs284
   
Home Runs Allowed130
   
Strikeouts16235
   
Walks384
   
ERA1.504.34
   
WHIP0.671.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1011
   
Innings Pitched52.760.9
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5054
   
Earned Runs2329
   
Home Runs Allowed810
   
Strikeouts5276
   
Walks1729
   
ERA3.944.35
   
WHIP1.291.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
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
Robbie Ray gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out three in 4.0 innings while earning the win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
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
 
 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 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
Wouldn't it be the most Robbie Ray thing in the world if he got pulled at 4.2 innings each start this year? Great strikeouts, bad command. We know who he is.
Michael Waterloo - 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
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
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