Jesús Luzardo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/30/1997 (23)
Jesús Luzardo Season Stats
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Jesús Luzardo News
Oakland Athletics pitcher Jesus Luzardo allowed three earned runs in just one inning in a relief appearance against the Royals on Thursday. The left-hander has now allowed five runs in his last two outings, spanning just three innings. His ERA has shot up to 5.91 with unflattering peripheral numbers like a 5.01 FIP. Luzardo's long-term potential remains sky-high, but his value in redraft leagues is diminishing with each outing. He's not likely to return to the starting rotation any time soon as the A's are managing his innings. Luzardo is a must-roster option in dynasty leagues, but he can be left on waivers in most redraft formats.
Oakland A's relief pitcher Jesus Luzardo gave up three runs throwing in just over an inning of work on Thursday. Oakland lost to Kansas City 6-1. Luzardo has given up five runs and seven hits in his last two relief outings. Despite struggling Thursday, he typically hits the high 90s with his fastball. The left-hander could be a viable fantasy middle relief option as he does strike out many opposing batters.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo pitched three shutout innings with six strikeouts to earn the win Tuesday against the Mariners. Luzardo came in to relieve the struggling Chris Bassitt and got the game under control for the A's until their offense could take over. The 23-year-old remains a big-time pitching prospect, but doesn't have a rotation spot as of now. Luzardo's long-term potential remains sky-high, but his primary fantasy value right now is in dynasty and keeper leagues.
After a stellar minor league career and 12 amazing innings at the end of the 2019 season, Oakland Athletics left-handerJesus Luzardo was one of the most popular breakout pitcher candidates for 2020. However, he was more good than great in his 59 innings. The lefty struck out batters at a disappointing rate (23.8%) and posted an uninspiring WHIP (1.27) despite not allowing many walks (6.9%). But the upside remains immense for this 23-year-old. He has a diverse pitch mix with a lot of swing-and-miss in his game -- 12.9% swinging-strike rate, 70.6% contact rate for his short major league career. Working against him is the fact that his career-high in innings pitched is just 109 (in 2018). Two things are likely: He will improve on his 2020 marks and his workload will be limited, and his current ADP of 100 seems to be weighing the latter much more heavily. There are few pitchers with this much upside, so it is a wise choice to choose quality over quantity and score Luzardo as the third or fourth member of your pitching staff.