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Who Should I Draft?

Kenley Jansen or Jesus Luzardo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
14 of 20 experts
30%
Recommended by
6 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 42
Best Rank# 20# 23
Worst Rank# 66# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 119
Best Rank# 86# 96
Worst Rank# 113# 135
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14672
Wins94
Saves031
ERA3.683.79
WHIP1.231.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 32# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1227
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched59.224.0
   
Wins33
   
Losses21
   
Saves011
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5718
   
Earned Runs258
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts5933
   
Walks179
   
ERA3.812.96
   
WHIP1.251.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2663
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched144.860.8
   
Wins94
   
Losses73
   
Saves031
   
Blown Saves011
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed13452
   
Earned Runs5926
   
Home Runs Allowed209
   
Strikeouts14672
   
Walks4418
   
ERA3.683.79
   
WHIP1.231.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Jesus Luzardo's velocity impresses A's manager Bob Melvin.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Feb 23rd
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Kenley Jansen will open the season as the team's closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 18th
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
It feels like Jansen has been on the verge of losing his job at several points over the last two seasons, but he continues to receive nearly every save opportunity for the Dodgers. But Jansen is far from the dominant reliever he was in his prime, as his patented cutter has gone from 94 MPH in 2016 to just 90.9 MPH last year. The Dodgers have plenty of depth behind Jansen, including Blake Treinen, Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, and Corey Knebel, so Jansen's leash probably won't be all that long. At the same time, Jansen will certainly be the closer coming into the season and has a lengthy track record and a large contract. In today's day and age, that makes him a fairly desirable fantasy closer, despite the concerns.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros