Jesus Luzardo
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Nationals in June of 2016 that includes a $1.4 million signing bonus. Traded to the Athletics in July of 2017.
Nails down second save
POakland Athletics
September 28, 2019
Luzardo gave up one hit and hit a batter in two scoreless innings Saturday against the Mariners en route to his second save of the season. He struck out three.
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Luzardo made things somewhat interesting with two outs in the ninth, allowing a single to Tom Murphy, uncorking a wild pitch and then plunking Dylan Moore. However, he then got Tim Lopes to pop out to end the threat and secure a 1-0 victory. Liam Hendriks is still the closer heading into the postseason, but Luzardo has pitched exceedingly well since his callup and it's clear manager Bob Melvin already has a great deal of faith in the young lefty.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
31
Last 10 Games
31
Last 5 Games
27
How many pitches does Jesus Luzardo generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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111-120
 
121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .071 15 5 1 1 0 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .143 31 11 2 4 2 0 1
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
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
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-100%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 18.0 9.0 0.0
Since 2017Away 1.64 0.64 11.0 0 0 2 11.5 1.6 0.8
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
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jesus Luzardo compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
5.33
 
K/9
12.0
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
96.4 mph
 
ERA
1.50
 
WHIP
0.67
 
BABIP
.183
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
90.9%
 
Exit Velocity
87.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.7%
 
Spin Rate
2261 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.1%
 
Swinging Strike
15.2%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Multi-inning appearance in win
POakland Athletics
September 27, 2019
Luzardo struck out three over two perfect innings to earn his second hold in a win over the Mariners on Thursday.
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Another short relief outing
POakland Athletics
September 25, 2019
Luzardo fired a scoreless sixth inning in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday, allowing one hit and recording two strikeouts.
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Remaining in bullpen
POakland Athletics
September 23, 2019
Manager Bob Melvin confirmed Sunday that Luzardo will remain in the bullpen for the final week of the regular season, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Works one frame in win
POakland Athletics
September 22, 2019
Luzardo worked a scoreless seventh inning in a win over the Rangers on Saturday, issuing a walk while recording two strikeouts.
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Next appearance set
POakland Athletics
September 19, 2019
Luzardo is slated to work multiple innings out of the bullpen in Friday's game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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