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Who Should I Draft?

Max Fried or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
24 of 37 experts
35%
Recommended by
13 of 37 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 61
Best Rank# 30# 27
Worst Rank# 110# 359
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 128# 122
Best Rank# 102# 94
Worst Rank# 139# 129
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts163127
Wins128
Saves00
ERA3.823.78
WHIP1.301.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 50# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 359
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 45
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 73
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 54
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 46
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played336
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched166.112.0
   
Wins170
   
Losses60
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed1755
   
Earned Runs772
   
Home Runs Allowed211
   
Strikeouts17316
   
Walks473
   
ERA4.181.50
   
WHIP1.340.67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2927
   
Games Started2823
   
Innings Pitched157.1125.7
   
Wins128
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed152115
   
Earned Runs6753
   
Home Runs Allowed1717
   
Strikeouts163127
   
Walks5341
   
ERA3.823.78
   
WHIP1.301.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
News 
 Max Fried allowed two hits and five walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings against the Twins Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
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
 Max Fried pitched 2 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rays, allowing three hits and two walks while recording one strikeout. His outing was cut short for pitch count reasons.
Steve Painter
Sat, Feb 29th
Jesus Luzardo started for the A’s on Sunday against the Indians allowing one hit over three innings while striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Max Fried toed the rubber for his first spring start and struggled, making it through only one-third of the first inning. He allowed three hits, three runs (all earned) while walking two and striking one batter out.
Steve Painter
Mon, Feb 24th
Jesus Luzardo struck out two over two scoreless innings versus the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 25th
  A's manager Bob Melvin says there is no plan for a specific innings limit on Jesus Luzardo or A.J. Puk at this point.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 13th
Notes 
 Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It's going to be difficult to find a fantasy player who isn't salivating to draft Luzardo, particularly after an expected breakout season was derailed by injuries last year. Now, purportedly without an innings restriction, Luzardo looks ready to fulfill the potential he has oozed throughout his career. Armed with four elite pitches and the ability to sit at 96 miles per hour, the only thing that looks to be able to hold Luzardo down is health. Absent injury concerns, he should be a monster.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Fried likely has the highest fantasy ceiling of all Braves pitchers and certainly the most strikeout potential. You just have to be okay with the growing pains that come along with it.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
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