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Who Should I Draft?

Matthew Boyd or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
28 of 44 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 52
Best Rank# 22# 34
Worst Rank# 359# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 154
Best Rank# 91# 133
Worst Rank# 127# 163
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4973
Wins34
Saves00
ERA3.834.35
WHIP1.261.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 82
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 52
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 68
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 80# 69
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played632
   
Games Started032
   
Innings Pitched12.0185.2
   
Wins09
   
Losses012
   
Saves20
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed5178
   
Earned Runs294
   
Home Runs Allowed139
   
Strikeouts16238
   
Walks350
   
ERA1.504.56
   
WHIP0.671.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started911
   
Innings Pitched49.165.9
   
Wins34
   
Losses24
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4662
   
Earned Runs2132
   
Home Runs Allowed712
   
Strikeouts4973
   
Walks1620
   
ERA3.834.35
   
WHIP1.261.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Matthew Boyd
SP - DET
Matthew Boyd
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
 
 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
 
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 
 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
 
 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
Alex Fast loves Matthew Boyd, so I, in turn, love Matthew Boyd. He's in a fantastic park, but he still gave up far too many homers and won't win many games with the Tigers.
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
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
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
If the ball gets dejuiced, there may be no player more positively impacted than Matt Boyd. Boyd was destroyed by the long ball in 2019, and if he can cut that rate in half or even by a quarter, we may have a solid SP2 for fantasy purposes.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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
Struck out a whopping 238 batters in breakout 2019 season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros