Jesus Luzardo
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Luzardo seemed on track to make the Opening Day rotation before a rotator cuff strain and a subsequent Grade 2 lat strain wiped out much of his season. Including the playoffs, Luzardo logged 63.2 innings, so the top concern with him for 2020 is workload. It is unclear how the A's will manage his role throughout the season, but we shouldn't expect Luzardo to log much more than 100 innings in the big-league rotation. He threw his 83-mph curveball, 96-mph sinker, 87-mph changeup and 97-mph fourseam fastball all between 20 and 31 percent of the time, filling up the zone and effectively keeping hitters off balance. All four pitches have at least plus potential, especially when his command is on. He has the repertoire to improve upon his 42.3 GB% over a larger sample. Durability concerns will linger until the 6-foot southpaw proves he can handle a starter's workload, but Luzardo clearly has ace-level stuff. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#95
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in September of 2019.
Fans pair in win
POakland Athletics
October 7, 2020
Luzardo struggled in 4.1 innings of work Wednesday, allowing four earned runs. He gave up five hits and walked two while striking out two in a victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.
ANALYSIS
Luzardo battled through 4.1 innings as he threw 44 of his 73 pitches for strikes. The 23-year-old rookie has struggled in both of his postseason starts, allowing a combined seven runs in 7.2 innings of work. The left-hander had a 4.12 ERA and 1.27 WHIP during the regular season and his next chance at taking the mound will be if the Athletics can advance to the ALCS.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
77
Last 10 Games
80
Last 5 Games
72
How many pitches does Jesus Luzardo generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
What part of the game does Jesus Luzardo generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .219 69 19 3 14 5 0 1
Since 2018vs Right .240 225 56 17 49 9 0 9
2020vs Left .260 54 14 2 13 5 0 1
2020vs Right .256 194 45 15 45 7 0 8
2019vs Left .071 15 5 1 1 0 0 0
2019vs Right .143 31 11 2 4 2 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-70%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 2.34 1.02 42.1 3 1 0 9.4 2.3 0.6
Since 2018Away 5.26 1.32 25.2 0 1 2 10.9 2.1 2.5
2020Home 2.40 1.02 41.1 3 1 0 9.1 2.2 0.7
2020Away 7.98 1.84 14.2 0 1 0 10.4 2.5 3.7
2019Home 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 18.0 9.0 0.0
2019Away 1.64 0.64 11.0 0 0 2 11.5 1.6 0.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jesus Luzardo compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.47
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
95.5 mph
 
ERA
4.12
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.313
 
GB/FB
1.62
 
Left On Base
76.9%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.6%
 
Spin Rate
2341 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.2%
 
Swinging Strike
13.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The A’s jumped Luzardo over Low-A, assigned him to the Cal League and promoted him to Double-A after just three starts at High-A. It was around that point when he cemented his status as the best left-handed pitching prospect in the game. The foundation for his filthy three-pitch mix is a low-to-mid-90s fastball that he locates to both sides of the plate. Once ahead in the count, he sits hitters down with his plus changeup or above-average curveball. At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Luzardo doesn’t cut the figure of a typical ace, but has the combination of stuff, command and pitchability that is typically seen in frontline starters. He logged 109.1 innings in his first full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery, and should eclipse 150 innings if he stays relatively healthy. The A’s surprisingly called up Sean Manaea in late April of 2016 with just three starts at Triple-A under his belt, so we could see Luzardo in the big-league rotation pretty early this season.
It's not often that teams part with lefties with advanced pitchability who project to have at least two plus pitches, but that's exactly what the Nationals did in a mid-July trade that netted them Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson while sending Luzardo, Sheldon Neuse and Blake Treinen to Oakland. Luzardo's fastball sits in the mid-90s and he boasts above-average command and a changeup that projects as a second plus offering. He fell to the 94th pick in the 2016 draft after undergoing Tommy John surgery less than two months before the draft. However, prior to the injury, he was seen as a first-round talent. Even if his curveball never becomes better than an average pitch, the package equates to a No. 3 starter. His 2017 production was outstanding, but he was working on strict pitch counts and his overall repertoire was way too advanced for most short-season hitters. Building up his workload and getting more consistent with his secondaries will be his directives for 2018. He could move extremely quickly once the training wheels come off in 2019.
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Allows two homers in Game 1 loss
POakland Athletics
September 29, 2020
Luzardo took the loss to the White Sox on Tuesday in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series, allowing three runs on six hits over 3.1 innings. He struck out five and did not issue a walk.
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Works in relief Thursday
POakland Athletics
September 24, 2020
Luzardo tossed three innings in relief during Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks. He did not record a strikeout.
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Delivers six shutout frames
POakland Athletics
September 19, 2020
Luzardo (3-2) earned the win Saturday against the Giants after striking out seven and allowing five hits and zero walks over six scoreless innings.
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Fades late in no-decision
POakland Athletics
September 15, 2020
Luzardo didn't factor into the decision during a 6-5 loss to the Mariners in the first game of Monday's doubleheader, giving up four runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- over 4.2 innings. He struck out seven without walking a batter.
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Strong in no-decision
POakland Athletics
September 9, 2020
Luzardo allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in seven innings Wednesday versus the Astros. He did not factor in the decision.
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