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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Montero or Jesus Luzardo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 70
Best Rank# 20# 41
Worst Rank# 66# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 169
Best Rank# 85# 158
Worst Rank# 112# 215
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14467
Wins93
Saves021
ERA3.733.92
WHIP1.211.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 89
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 81
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 77
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 85
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 99
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 160
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 99
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 65
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 42# 78
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 79
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 71
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 82
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 45# 86
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 97
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 70
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 62
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 28# 73
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 78
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1217
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched59.218.3
   
Wins30
   
Losses21
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5712
   
Earned Runs258
   
Home Runs Allowed92
   
Strikeouts5919
   
Walks176
   
ERA3.814.08
   
WHIP1.251.02
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2760
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched141.660.0
   
Wins93
   
Losses73
   
Saves021
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds04
   
Hits Allowed13052
   
Earned Runs5926
   
Home Runs Allowed199
   
Strikeouts14467
   
Walks4120
   
ERA3.733.92
   
WHIP1.211.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - MIA
Jesus Luzardo
Rafael Montero
RP - HOU
Rafael Montero
News 
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Monday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Sep 21st
Astros reliever Rafael Montero allowed one go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Twins. He also struck out one opposing batter. Montero was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Minnesota by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 7th
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out just one over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 15th
Rafael Montero was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 24th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Thursday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Sep 10th
Rafael Montero blew a save opportunity Saturday against Cleveland, allowing three runs on two hits over one inning two walks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jun 13th
 Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Sep 4th
Rafael Montero earned the hold Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one walk.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jun 7th
 Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Aug 25th
Rafael Montero earned his seventh save of the season Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 30th
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
Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros