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Birth Date9-30-1997
Height6' 0"
Weight209 lbs
Age22 years, 0 months, 18 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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2019 OAK MLB 6 0 12.0 0 0 2 5 3 16 1 103 3.8 2.3 0.8 12.0 42% .160 0.67 2.66 1.50 92 3.32 68.0 0.3

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2017 VER A- NYP 5 5 18.0 1 0 0 12 4 20 1 104 6.0 2.0 0.5 10.0 53% .250 0.89 2.93 2.00 88 2.75 58.6
2017 ATH Rk AZL 4 3 11.7 0 1 0 9 1 13 0 100 6.9 0.8 0.0 10.0 58% .290 0.86 2.50 1.54 84 2.17 46.2
2017 NAT Rk GCL 3 3 13.7 1 0 0 14 0 15 1 106 9.2 0.0 0.7 9.9 33% .342 1.02 2.17 1.32 78 3.00 63.9
2018 STO A+ CAL 3 3 14.7 2 1 0 6 5 25 0 93 3.7 3.1 0.0 15.3 56% .240 0.75 1.36 1.23 67 1.88 39.8
2018 MID AA TEX 16 16 78.7 7 3 0 58 18 86 5 108 6.6 2.1 0.6 9.8 46% .268 0.97 2.88 2.29 79 2.70 57.1
2018 NAS AAA PCL 4 4 16.0 1 1 0 25 7 18 2 91 14.1 3.9 1.1 10.1 51% .469 2.00 4.61 7.31 95 7.75 163.9
2019 OAK MLB AL 6 0 12.0 0 0 2 5 3 16 1 103 3.8 2.3 0.8 12.0 42% .160 0.67 2.66 1.50 92 3.32 68.0
2019 STO A+ CAL 3 1 10.0 1 0 0 6 0 18 1 98 5.4 0.0 0.9 16.2 50% .294 0.60 1.36 0.90 51 2.19 45.0
2019 LVG AAA PCL 7 7 31.0 1 1 0 29 8 34 3 109 8.4 2.3 0.9 9.9 56% .302 1.19 3.63 3.19 79 2.57 52.8
2019 ATH Rk AZL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 100 4.5 0.0 0.0 22.5 100% .500 0.50 -0.75 0.00 59 0.92 18.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 171 0.4152 0.4035 0.6232 0.5352 0.3100 0.7632 0.4516 0.3768

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2019 OAK $


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected 9/9/19.
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 7/16/17
  • Drafted by Washington 2016 (3-94) (Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla.). $1.4M signing bonus ($0.6358M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 0.1 0 0 0 0 17.5 11 5 19 1 .230 0.88 2.19 2.55 0.0 0.0
80o 0.1 0 0 0 0 11.4 8 3 13 1 .245 0.96 2.53 2.95 0.0 0.0
70o 0.1 0 0 0 0 7.2 5 2 8 1 .257 1.02 2.78 3.24 0.0 0.0
60o 0.1 0 0 0 0 3.7 3 1 4 0 .266 1.07 2.99 3.5 0.0 0.0
50o 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 1 0 .275 1.13 3.20 3.74 0.0 0.0
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2019-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer the stuff of Jesus Luzardo over Brendan McKay? How about Dustin May vs. McKay?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
I prefer both on stuff over McKay. McKay's value is his command and control of his repertoire. I probably take both pitchers over McKay in general but I've always been pretty low on him. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-09-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sean Manaea or Jesus Luzardo should start a potential wild card game for the A’s ?
(Jason from Tracy, CA)
Great question. I think I'd go with Luzardo, personally, but it should really be a pen game and it probably doesn't matter whether it's Luzardo or Manaea first, but just split them up with a RHP who can mow down any RHB stacking the opposing lineup does. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-16 12:00:00 (link to chat)How soon do the A's call up Luzardo, and what do you expect from him?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I wouldn't be shocked if he's a roster expansion guy, although I assume the Athletics will keep a fairly tight leash on him even though he hasn't logged a ton of innings this year. Jen saw him recently and he looked like Jesus Luzardo, so I would expect good things. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-06-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nate Pearson the best pitching prospect in the upper minors? What is his major league ETA?
(Dodo from The ground)
His 24 2/3 innings this year are already a career-high as a pro, so I'm very not ready to make that proclamation, but he's certainly impressive. With Forrest Whitley having some issues, there are questions in that "upper minors" group, but I'd still lean toward the greater certainty of A's lefty Jesus Luzardo or perhaps even prized Marlins acquisition Sixto Sanchez ... (Zach Crizer)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)In my dynasty league, I could use a long-term CF as I'm currently deploying Harper in the 8 spot and next year I can probably deploy Gallo there and Harper back to RF. But with the dearth of LF options, I need Gallo there. Starling Marte is available in my 20-team dynasty (his owner has Trout). I have plenty of young pitching )Ian Anderson, Jesus Luzardo, Alex Reyes, Dustin May, Chris Paddack), and some more seasoned pitching (Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer). If I offered Luzardo, you think that's a fair offer to fill my OF?
(Mike from Milwaukee)
I feel like most Luzardo owners would think this is too rich and most Marte owners would think this isn't rich enough, which means it's probably about right. You can't trust Marte to play in more than 120 games and he's on the wrong side of 30, but Luzardo is a pitcher with arm injuries. Risks abound. (Ben Carsley)
2019-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty, keep forever: if it makes sense for roster construction, you think Jesus Luzardo for Starling Marte makes sense/is fair?
(Loria from Milwaukee)
I would be trying to get a non-injured version of Luzardo if I'm the Marte holder. As is I think it is light. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Not counting the reigning top pitching prospect Whitley, who are your top 3 SP prospects?
(Ozzie Ozzie Albies, Oy Oy Oy! from Lithuania)
1. Jesus Luzardo, when fully healthy, seems to be the most polished arm yet to debut. The A's lefty looks like he'll have a lot of good traits and pitches working for him when he does appear in Oakland.

2. MacKenzie Gore, the Padres prodigy, sounds like he was built in a lab to flummox hitters with long left-handed levers and precocious stuff.

3. This one is not the third-BEST pitching prospect by any means, but I'm very very interested to see what Blue Jays flamethrower Nate Pearson can do over a longer stretch. His raw ability is staggering. (Zach Crizer)
2019-04-12 16:00:00 (link to chat)who do you think are the next two/three impact pitchers to come up?
(matt from MD)
Does Mike Soroka count? I know he already made his debut, so perhaps not, but I don't think it'll be too long before he works his way back into this Braves rotation.

If not then I think Jesus Luzardo is in the big leagues as soon as the A's are confident he's fully recovered from his injury. It wouldn't surprise me if Angels soon decide that they could really use Griffin Canning, who had a nice first start of the year at Triple-A. Whitley is the wild card - I could see him being up in a few weeks or staying down for 3 or 4 months. (Darius Austin)
2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Frankie Montas the best SP in the Athletics rotation?
(Jerumiah from Newmakket)
I really hope that "Jesus Luzardo" is the answer to that question on March 28. Otherwise, sure, Montas, why not? (Jon Hegglund)
2019-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)Any rookie starting pitchers catch your eye for big league success this year?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I'm trying to grab Jesus Luzardo wherever I can. I think we'll hear from both Forrest Whitley and Joshua James in Houston. Mitch Keller is also a good one, even if there isn't as much upside. (Mark Barry)
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think are the prospects that realistically can make the opening day roster if they have a good spring?
(Tommy from Chicago)
Garrett Hampson, Victor Robles (again), Jesus Luzardo, Justus Sheffield, and tons of Atlanta pitching prospects (Gohara, Allard, Wright) (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jesus Luzardo have ace upside?
(Teddy from New Lenox)
He's got backend SP1 upside for me, yea. He's not as overwhelming from a stuff standpoint as someone like Whitley, but the pitchability and command are there to make the most of what he's got. -BS (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Question on how these rankings work. Based on these rankings, in a dynasty format you would always chose the player that is ranked above the other? For example in a dynasty draft would you take Bichette over Whitley because Bichette is ranked 12th while Whitley is ranked 16th? Or do you prefer whitley over the few guys ahead of him like Kiriloff, Riley and Bichette? Just trying to figure out the best way to read the list. Thank you.
(Fish and Chips from Seaside)
To best use this list, you have to know where you are in the contention cycle and what your league tends to value most. If you're ready to compete right now, there's a good argument for taking, say, Kyle Tucker over Jo Adell, etc. If you have a loaded infield and zero pitching and want to pop Whitley over Bichette, that's fine too. Basically, we make tiers because we're saying you can prefer any one player over any other in that tier and we'd understand. What we wouldn't understand is preferring, like, Kristian Robinson to Jesus Luzardo. When guys are many tiers apart we suggest using it more as a straight valuation list/guide. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2018-06-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a 20 team keep forever dynasty league: Juan Soto for Jake Snell and Jesus Luzardo. Currently have rights to the following outfielders Yelich, Schwarber, Acuna, Soto, Buxton, Robles, Adell, and L. Robert.
(beringstorm from Tacoma, WA)
I am a huge fan of Soto, and some of the BP staff wrote at the beginning of the season that they could see him jumping to the very top of a 2019 prospect list. Well, he is in the bigs now, and I am still very high on him. I realize you're dealing from depth in outfield, but I have a hard time moving him right now. Luzardo has nice upside, sure. Im not familiar with a Jake Snell. Do you mean Blake Snell? It seems you need pitching help, and Snell seems capable of doing that. But I still don't love his walks (4.9 BB/9 in June). I would probably want a better established SP, if possible. (Kevin Jebens)
2018-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Jesus Luzardo passed up Sixto Sanchez?
(Rich from Willow Springs)
Depends on if you ask Craig or Jarrett (Nicolas Stellini)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The top 10 current prospects Mike Rizzo has traded away are the ____th best top 10 in baseball. A list for you to choose from: Jesus Luzardo, Sheldon Neuse, Dane Dunning, Taylor Hearn, Blake Perkins, Kelvin Gutierrez, Yohanse Morel, Tyler Watson, McKenzie Mills, Pedro Avila, Max Schrock, and Travis Ott.
(Andrew from Boston)
It's a decent top three in Jesus Lizard, Dunning, Hearn, but it drops off pretty quickly. Bottom five, better than the Mariners and the Giants off the top of my head. Rizzo gets a bit underrated as a GM still I think. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper league, would you rather Jesus Luzardo or Casey Mize? Who do you see reaching the majors first?
(Robert from California)
So Mize could/should reach the majors first, but I don't expect the Tigers to necessarily get him there first, if that makes sense. I'd rather have Luzardo regardless even with the previous TJ. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is the ceiling for Jesus Luzardo? Can he reach the majors in '19?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
A #2 if everything breaks right. Yes if everything breaks right. I'd say there's a 5-10% chance of either of these things happening. (Mike Gianella)
2018-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think has the better career: Walker Buehler or Jesus Luzardo?
(The Lizard King from Ferris' sisters room)
Gimme Buehler. (Mark Barry)
2018-04-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Cole Hamels a realistic comp for Jesus Luzardo or a what can reasonably be expected, i.e. how tightly should I hold onto him in dynasty as I try to go for a title this year?
(Jojo from SD)
Luzardo is the type of guy that if he avoids injury is going to climb higher and higher as the season continues. I think he's a top 20 overall prospect by season's end. I'll admit I'm not the greatest with comps, but I can say Cole Hamels was never hitting 97 from the left side. Jesus Lizard is filthy. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)At season's end, Jesus Luzardo is a top ___ prospect.
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
He's graduated. (Anthony Rescan)
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)I have picks #4 and #6 in a dynasty minors draft. Top six available are Tatis, Whitley, Bichette, Buehler, Gore, and then a group of Michel Baez, Kyle Wright, Jesus Luzardo, Shane McLanahan, Ethan Hankins and Bobby Witt Jr. Would you care to rank them by ceiling please? Thanks a million!
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
Ceiling? Hmm. Tatis, Whitley, Gore, Baez, Bichette, Luzardo, Wright. I haven't done much research on 2018-9 class, sorry! Though I have certainly heard Witt is a DUDE. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Jesus Luzardo seems to be a somewhat polarizing prospect. I've read reports that he is a high ceiling post TJ lefty with possible 1/2 ceiling. I've also read reports that tab him as more of a high floor 4/5. Where does BP stand? Thanks!
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
probably a better question for one of the prospect/dynasty guys. I'm mostly going off the same reports you are tbh. (Mike Gianella)
2018-01-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a rookie draft at the moment expanding from 140 rostered to 210. Could you name a few guys that might have gotten overlook on the published top 100 lists but could be big movers in 2018. The only notable name left in my league are Alec Hansen, Jhailyn Ortiz, Nolan Jones.
(Chansen8895 from San Jose)
Those are some good names to target, for sure. Jones especially has seen his stock rise over the last calendar year. Some other names I like: Seuly Matias, Gabriel Maciel, Yonathan Diaz, Jesus Luzardo, and Dustin May. (Mark Barry)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like Wilson and I share similar tastes in fantasy baseball assets. In his 2018 dynasty targets post, he highlighted several potential breakout names. Of these three, who will I regret not owning in 2018? Wander Javier, Jesus Luzardo, Nolan Jones.
(Chris B from St. Louis, MI)
The Nolan Jones reports from the Penn were...intriguing. Javier probably has a little more upside though if that is your thing. Love the Jesus Lizard, but the stuff isn't so good that I'd take him over the bats yet. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)Should I know about this Jesus Luzardo? All I hear is he has his stuff back and he's going to be a riser next year.
(Jon R. from Ari)
This question was submitted last night, before I literally made the exact argument in today's Ten Pack that you should know about this Jesus Luzardo. So kudos to you, Jon R. in Arizona, for you are a man of great vision and foresight: (Wilson Karaman)
2017-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think Jesus Luzardo besides having an amazing name is one of the most underrated pitching prospects. What are your thoughts on him?
(Joke from Philadelphia)
He's kind of a poor man's Urias: shortish, but well-built, good heat, some deception, potentially plus breaking stuff. Still so far from the Majors, though, and with TJ already on the track record... ehhh. Sure. He's interesting. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)How much has Jesus Luzardo's stock risen this season?
(Andrew from DC)
in terms of mentions, I would say significantly. Pitcher's with TJS typically get forgotten, even with plus stuff. It is not until that they begin to throw and then make rehab appearances does their stock rise. In terms of baseball skills, that too. I don't know what I am getting when a pitcher returns. In Luzardo's case, his stuff has return to pre-tjs form or maybe even better, hitting 98. (Javier Barragan)
2017-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the return the A's got for Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle? Jesus Luzardo seems like a great addition, though, the history of TJ surgery is always troubling (and he's so young). While I'm not sure where Sheldon Neuse fits with Matt Chapman just breaking into the big leagues.
(Mark from Palo Alto)
luzardo is a pretty good selection, arm is as you said troubling. We will see how it holds up.
I don't know what Neuse really is, but if he is an average 3B defensively with pop and luzardo is healthy, it is a good haul for two relievers. (Javier Barragan)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any rumblings, murmurs or reports from Extended Spring Training? Really curious about how guys like Lazarito, Victor Garcia, Johan Oviedo and the like are looking.
(Eric from Los Angeles)
The King of Hustle Javier Barragan has been gathering some good XST notes. He really liked Jesus Luzardo, the Nats lefty prep pick coming off TJ, and we got an interesting report on Blue Jays righty Eliser Medrano. Also worth mentioning one of the reasons Gimenez got jumped is he was obliterating XST. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any favorite sleepers in the Nationals organization?
(Andrew from DC)
Most of my favorite sleepers are now in their Top Ten after they gutted it. Jesus Luzardo is the obvious one I guess. (Jeffrey Paternostro)

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