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Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Luzardo or Will Smith (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 72
Best Rank# 20# 25
Worst Rank# 66# 112
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 162
Best Rank# 85# 146
Worst Rank# 112# 193
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14477
Wins94
Saves019
ERA3.733.45
WHIP1.211.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 92
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 53
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 96
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 101
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 65
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 73
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 75
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 85
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 80
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 69
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 51
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 111
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 68
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 81
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 99
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 83
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1218
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched59.216.1
   
Wins32
   
Losses22
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed5711
   
Earned Runs258
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts5918
   
Walks174
   
ERA3.814.50
   
WHIP1.250.94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2762
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched141.659.8
   
Wins94
   
Losses73
   
Saves019
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds08
   
Hits Allowed13048
   
Earned Runs5923
   
Home Runs Allowed199
   
Strikeouts14477
   
Walks4119
   
ERA3.733.45
   
WHIP1.211.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
News 
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Monday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Sep 21st
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Padres Sunday, allowing three walks while recording three strikeouts, en route to earning his 35th save of the season.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out just one over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 15th
Will Smith pitched a perfect 10th inning against the Padres Saturday to collect his 34th save.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Thursday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Sep 10th
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Giants Sunday, striking out two batters en route to sealing a shutout and his 33rd save of the season.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 19th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Sep 4th
Will Smith pitched the ninth inning against the Marlins Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk en route to earning his 32nd save.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 12th
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Aug 25th
Will Smith pitched the ninth against the Nationals Tuesday, and it was a quiet seven-pitch inning en route to his 31st save.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 8th
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
Smith had a rough 2020 season, losing several weeks to a bout with COVID-19 and being far less effective than usual when he did pitch. His dominant slider just wasn't the same, as batters hit .263 (after never hitting better than .193) and tallied a .398 wOBA (after never totaling higher than .282) against it. But Brian Snitker appears to be willing to throw out Smith's poor season almost entirely. Although he hasn't named Smith the closer, he has professed his confidence in him, and there's been speculation from beat writers that Smith will ultimately win the role after a battle with Chris Martin and A.J. Minter. Draft Smith as the presumptive closer unless you hear otherwise from Braves camp.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros