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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Jesus Luzardo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 54
Best Rank# 17# 22
Worst Rank# 363# 359
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 118# 113
Best Rank# 109# 91
Worst Rank# 157# 127
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5952
Wins34
Saves00
ERA4.073.94
WHIP1.321.29
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 62
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 85
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 57
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 53
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 74
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 47
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 56
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 32# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 32
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 54
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 172# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 363# 359
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played156
   
Games Started150
   
Innings Pitched80.212.0
   
Wins30
   
Losses60
   
Saves02
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds02
   
Hits Allowed625
   
Earned Runs252
   
Home Runs Allowed81
   
Strikeouts9616
   
Walks363
   
ERA2.811.50
   
WHIP1.230.67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1010
   
Innings Pitched55.952.7
   
Wins34
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5250
   
Earned Runs2523
   
Home Runs Allowed98
   
Strikeouts5952
   
Walks2217
   
ERA4.073.94
   
WHIP1.321.29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Jesus Luzardo
SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo
News 
 Zac Gallen allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out two and walking a pair over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 6-6 tie against the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Mar 7th
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
 Zac Gallen retired all six batters he faced, striking out one, in two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
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
 Steve Gilbert of MLB.com writes Zac Gallen will have to earn the final spot in Arizona's rotation this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 7th
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 
 It was surprising when the Marlins decided to trade Gallen to Arizona, but we are talking about a franchise that also traded Luis Castillo and Chris Paddack away. Gallen has a nice four-pitch mix, and if he replicates his minor- and major-league success from 2019, you're looking at a Top 50 pick in 2021.
Michael Waterloo - 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
 Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
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
 With innings come strikeouts for Gallen and 2020 is the year he pitches more of them and becomes a relevant Fantasy SP. He is a steal currently and Fantasy owners need to load up on their shares.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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