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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Taylor Rogers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
22 of 24 experts
8%
Recommended by
2 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 63
Best Rank# 23# 36
Worst Rank# 65# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 170
Best Rank# 85# 133
Worst Rank# 112# 244
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14573
Wins94
Saves013
ERA3.633.38
WHIP1.221.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 98
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 107
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 32# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 109
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 77
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 32# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1221
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched59.220.2
   
Wins32
   
Losses24
   
Saves09
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed5726
   
Earned Runs259
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts5924
   
Walks174
   
ERA3.814.05
   
WHIP1.251.50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2662
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched142.863.2
   
Wins94
   
Losses74
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds013
   
Hits Allowed13058
   
Earned Runs5824
   
Home Runs Allowed197
   
Strikeouts14573
   
Walks4316
   
ERA3.633.38
   
WHIP1.221.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Taylor Rogers
RP - MIN
Taylor Rogers
News 
 Jesus Luzardo's velocity impresses A's manager Bob Melvin.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Feb 23rd
 
Notes 
 Luzardo's 2020 campaign wasn't terrible, but it certainly left fantasy managers wanting more. The strikeouts were there, but not quite at the level that was expected. He rarely went deep into games. And he was just more hittable than he ever was in the minors or in his brief time as a reliever in 2019. Luzardo throws four quality pitches and is working to improve his arsenal as we head into the 2021 season, so there's little reason to downgrade your opinion of him too much from where it was prior to the 2020 campaign because of one nine-start stretch. He's an incredibly high-upside pitcher who carries with him plenty of injury risk, and the combination leaves him as a solid SP3 for fantasy leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rogers has been the reliever to roster in Minnesota for the past two seasons, but he's totaled just 39 saves over that span. Even with the shortened 2020 season, that's just not the total you want to see from a reliever if you're relying on him as an RP1, especially when the Twins as a team have totaled 92 saves over the last two years. Rogers's lack of saves is all about Rocco Baldelli's philosophy, rather than Rogers's lack of effectiveness (he's totaled a 2.80 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 10.8 K/9 over the last three years). Unfortunately, Baldelli is unlikely to abandon his committee approach with the additions of Alex Colome and Hansel Robles. Rogers is still a fine RP2, but certainly don't expect him to get every save chance in Minnesota.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 9.5 - 3.50 - 1.20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
11 - 3.00 - 1.05
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports