Jesus Luzardo Oakland Athletics

Age: 21 (September 30, 1997) | 1663' 3" | 19959lbs. | Throws: Left Minors: p-23
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
OAK A+ 2018 2 1 0 0 3 3 14.2 6 0 5 25 1.23 0.75 0.58 3.1 15.3 .268 n/a
OAK AA 2018 7 3 0 0 16 16 78.2 58 5 18 86 2.29 0.97 0.95 2.1 9.8 .281 n/a
OAK AAA 2018 1 1 0 0 4 4 16.0 25 2 7 18 7.31 2.00 1.97 3.9 10.1 .459 n/a
OAK AL 2019 0 0 1 1 2 0 6.0 3 1 2 6 3.00 0.83 0.92 3.0 9.0 .155 56/6/38 2 1
Career 1yr 0 0 1 1 2 0 6.0 3 1 2 6 3.00 0.83 0.92 3.0 9.0 .155 n/a
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Don't ask, don't tell.

Big question. Do we activate Luzardo this week? If he's not getting to 20 innings we shouldn't.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

That's why I said don't ask.

Alex Patton Alex

Not the rule Alex. If he fails to get to 20 innings and we activate him, he'll be a $3 player rather than a FARM on draft day (October 11th, yeesh). In either case, he'll be a $3 bump forever after. If he does get to 20 IP this season he'll be $3 player anyway, so we're not waiting too aggressively.

We got screwed with Trea Turner because we activated him and then he ended up with 40 AB that first season (though it looked like he should have topped the 50 threshhold). So now he is $13. If we hadn't activated him he would be $10.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

What's two bucks between friends, Alex?

Tim McLeod tlmcleod

But we can't activate him because if we do, he gets a $5 bump ad infinitum instead of $3.

Don't ask.

Alex Patton Alex

I don't know about you, but Peter and I have been waiting all season for this in the XFL.

Yesterday's Debut

P Jesus Luzardo (OAK)

Born: September 30, 1997 (Age: 21-346d)

Baseball America Prospect Rank: #7 in 2019

Drafted: Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stoneman-Douglas HS (Parkland, FL).

Debut: 3.0 ip, 1 er, 2 k, 0 bb


  • Johnny Davis (TBR), PR, 29-138d
Alex Patton Alex

A.J Puk and Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Athletics. Tuesday was a fun night to attend a game in Stockton. Oakland's top two prospects -- Jesus Luzardo and A.J. Puk -- made their 2019 debuts, as both are rehabbing from separate injuries. Puk, the No. 19 prospect in baseball, started the game, throwing two innings. He allowed a home run and a walk while striking out four batters. Luzardo, the No. 9 prospect in baseball, relieved Puk, throwing three scoreless innings. The lefty scattered two hits and struck out two. Both prospects threw 33 pitches in their return. Puk missed all of 2018 (Tommy John surgery) while Luzardo was shut down in spring training with a shoulder strain.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 12

Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Athletics. It's hard to be better than Luzardo has been in his first three outings. Yesterday he picked up six strikeouts in 2.2 scoreless an hitless innings. Luzardo now has 10 strikeouts in only 5.2 innings.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 6

$9 in CBS, No. 9 on Baseball America's just-unveiled top 20 rookies this year.


Calling Card: With a fastball that reaches 97 mph from the left side, a devastating changeup and an improving curveball, Luzardo shot from high Class A to Triple-A last season.

2019 Outlook: Oakland’s eviscerated pitching staff gives Luzardo a strong chance to make his major league debut. 

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 1

Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Athletics. It's very early, but Luzardo so far has shown he has a pretty solid case for a spot in the Athletics rotation. Luzardo struck out three in two flawless innings.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 28