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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
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 53
Best Rank# 23# 24
Worst Rank# 107# 359
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 115
Best Rank# 102# 91
Worst Rank# 139# 127
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6149
Wins43
Saves00
ERA3.963.83
WHIP1.331.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 80
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 69
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 59
   
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
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 52
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 54
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 51# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 32
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 58# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 42
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 60# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 58
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 76# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 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 Played1110
   
Games Started119
   
Innings Pitched60.449.1
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6046
   
Earned Runs2721
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts6149
   
Walks2116
   
ERA3.963.83
   
WHIP1.331.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
News 
 Max Fried is scheduled to throw an intrasquad game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
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
 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
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
 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 has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 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
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 
 Fried is a popular breakout pick, but will the limitation early on his innings be too much for him to be a top 35 pitcher?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 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 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
 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
  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