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Who Should I Draft?

Robbie Ray or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 57
Best Rank# 26# 32
Worst Rank# 86# 86
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 148# 126
Best Rank# 128# 90
Worst Rank# 165# 143
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7546
Wins43
Saves00
ERA4.343.77
WHIP1.351.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 42
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 75# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 79# 57
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 80# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 57
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 57# 53
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 61# 41
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 77# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 64# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 86# 52
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 64# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 26# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 59
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 47# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 52# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 55
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 55# 67
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 57# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 59
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 57# 58
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 58# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 75
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played336
   
Games Started330
   
Innings Pitched174.012.0
   
Wins120
   
Losses80
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed1505
   
Earned Runs842
   
Home Runs Allowed301
   
Strikeouts23516
   
Walks843
   
ERA4.341.50
   
WHIP1.340.67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started118
   
Innings Pitched60.746.4
   
Wins43
   
Losses32
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5343
   
Earned Runs2919
   
Home Runs Allowed96
   
Strikeouts7546
   
Walks2915
   
ERA4.343.77
   
WHIP1.351.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Robbie Ray
SP - ARI
Robbie Ray
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
News 
 Robbie Ray (1-2) allowed six runs on six hits and two walks in five innings Wednesday against the Astros. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 6th
Jesus Luzardo got the win Sunday allowing five hits and two earned runs over 5.2 innings with five strike outs and two walks.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Aug 9th
 Robbie Ray (0-2) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Dodgers. He allowed five runs on five hits and six walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 31st
Jesus Luzardo struck out five over five innings of work in his first start of the year Tuesday. He allowed two hits, walked two, and threw 76 pitches.
Aaron Hudson
Wed, Aug 5th
 Robbie Ray (0-1) was saddled with the loss Saturday against San Diego, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 26th
Jesus Luzardo will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
 Robbie Ray gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out three in 4.0 innings while earning the win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Mar 6th
Jesus Luzardo will rejoin the Athletics' starting rotation for his next trip to the mound.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
  Jesus Luzardo will either make a start against the Mariners in the A's next series, or make one more relief appearance, per manager Bob Melvin.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Jul 29th
Notes 
 Wouldn't it be the most Robbie Ray thing in the world if he got pulled at 4.2 innings each start this year? Great strikeouts, bad command. We know who he is.
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
 While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
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
  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