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
The Miami Marlins placed starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo (forearm) on the 15-day injured list on Sunday with a left forearm strain. He will be first eligible to return on May 27 as the move to the injured list is retroactive to May 12. However, it's unclear how long he's expected to be out at this point. The team has announced that Cody Poteet will start for the team in a bullpen game against the Washington Nationals on Monday, a game that Luzardo had been previously scheduled to start. Luzardo has had an up-and-down start to the year with a 4.03 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and a 34.5% strikeout rate.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo was outstanding in Tuesday's Grapefruit League start against the St. Louis Cardinals. He tossed three perfect innings, striking out two while throwing 47 pitches, 30 for strikes. He was easily hitting 99 mph on the radar gun. Luzardo was the return for the Marlins in the Starling Marte trade last season, and showed flashes of brilliance despite ending the season with a 6.44 ERA in 12 starts as a Marlin. He's essentially guaranteed a rotation spot to start the season, but with the Marlins having depth at the position, he may not get too many chances to prove he's worthy of the opportunity. Still, he drips with upside and could be a frontline fantasy starter if he gets it all together.
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.
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.