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Who Should I Draft?

Will Smith or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 82
Best Rank# 22# 34
Worst Rank# 359# 379
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 175
Best Rank# 91# 134
Worst Rank# 127# 213
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts4828
Wins31
Saves04
ERA3.883.19
WHIP1.271.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 110
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 94
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 119
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 112
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 116
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 359# 379
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 80
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 41# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 111
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 22# 86
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 75
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 89
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 94
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 89
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 107
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 86
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 64
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 72
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 95
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 58# 64
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 56# 81
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 83
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 56# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played663
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched12.065.2
   
Wins06
   
Losses00
   
Saves234
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds20
   
Hits Allowed546
   
Earned Runs220
   
Home Runs Allowed110
   
Strikeouts1696
   
Walks321
   
ERA1.502.76
   
WHIP0.671.03
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1021
   
Games Started90
   
Innings Pitched48.521.1
   
Wins31
   
Losses21
   
Saves04
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed4616
   
Earned Runs217
   
Home Runs Allowed73
   
Strikeouts4828
   
Walks167
   
ERA3.883.19
   
WHIP1.271.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Will Smith
RP - ATL
Will Smith
News 
 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
The Braves placed Will Smith on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 Jesus Luzardo has tested positive for Coronavirus and will self isolate for 14 days per the MLB protocols.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
Will Smith pitched an inning Wednesday, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Will Smith allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings Sunday against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 8th
 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
Will Smith put in an inning of work Tuesday, striking out one and allowing no hits or walks.
Steve Painter
Tue, Feb 25th
 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
 
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
Smith tested positive for COVID-19 and has not been at Braves camp yet as of mid-July. When healthy, he'll be the prime handcuff for Mark Melancon, but with a shortened season and with his health concerns, there's little reason to draft him at the moment.
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
The Braves bullpen is so good, that Smith may not get the saves we want or need him to get.
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