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Who Should I Draft?

Mark Melancon or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 83
Best Rank# 22# 46
Worst Rank# 359# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 213
Best Rank# 91# 181
Worst Rank# 127# 230
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4921
Wins31
Saves08
ERA3.833.89
WHIP1.261.36
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 127
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 85
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 81
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 108
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 91
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 99
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 79
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 79
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 97
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 62
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 141
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 84
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 114
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 99
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 80
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 73
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 78
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 80# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played666
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.067.1
   
Wins05
   
Losses02
   
Saves212
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds25
   
Hits Allowed571
   
Earned Runs227
   
Home Runs Allowed14
   
Strikeouts1668
   
Walks318
   
ERA1.503.61
   
WHIP0.671.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1022
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched49.122.1
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed4623
   
Earned Runs2110
   
Home Runs Allowed72
   
Strikeouts4921
   
Walks167
   
ERA3.833.89
   
WHIP1.261.36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Mark Melancon
RP - ATL
Mark Melancon
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
Mark Melancon allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts over two innings Tuesday against the Astros.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Mark Melancon struck out one over a solid inning against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Mark Melancon put in a solid inning of work Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 4th
 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
Mark Melancon put in an inning of work in Thursday's spring game against the Cardinals, allowing one hit and recording a strikeout.
Steve Painter
Thu, Feb 27th
 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
Read Smith, Will. Too many options in the Braves bullpen for Melancon to hold down the job for long.
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
Despite Melancon plainly not being the best reliever on his team, he'll likely enter the 2020 season as the Braves' closer. Melancon still has decent control, but the days of being a lockdown option are long gone. Draft him as a back-end closer, and understand that Will Smith will be looking over his shoulder all year.
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