Jesús Luzardo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/30/1997 (24)
Jesús Luzardo Season Stats
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Jesús Luzardo News
Miami Marlins rookie starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo wrapped up his season with a strong start on Saturday, striking out 11 Phillies hitters in 5 1/3 innings of work. He allowed just one run on six hits without allowing a walk or a home run. While the 11 strikeouts, a career high, were certainly encouraging, perhaps more encouraging was the fact that Luzardo did not allow a home run or a walk, both things that have plagued him throughout the 2021 season. The young lefty has plenty of upside heading into next season, which will be his first full year as a Marlin.
Miami Marlins rookie starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo continued his solid run of late with another solid start on Thursday against the New York Mets. Luzardo pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out eight. The rookie lefty threw 97 pitches, 58 strikes. He started his Marlins career rather poorly, but he's had a few starts in a row where he's pitched well. His ERA is down to 6.72, and his arrow is definitely pointing straight up.
Miami Marlins rookie starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo pitched pretty well again on Friday, falling just one out away from a quality start. "The Jesus Lizard" pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three. He lowered his ERA to an even 7.00 and has looked significantly better in his two most recent starts after a poor beginning to his Marlins career. Luzardo probably should have been given the chance to finish the sixth inning, as he was at 90 pitches and had just one runner on base, but Don Mattingly has never managed a starting pitcher correctly, so it was no surprise to see Luzardo lifted mid-inning. The rookie lefty has shown enough promise to be worth rostering in dynasty and keeper formats, but it is still hard to trust him in a lineup this season.
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.