Jesus Luzardo

Born: 09/30/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft (WSH); Acquired in trade for RHP Ryan Madson and LHP Sean Doolittle 7/16/17 (OAK)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 17th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/8, 4/11/2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Stockton Ports
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Filled out, stocky build; no projection left. Strong lower half. Had T.J. surgery Spring 2016
Mechanical Notes
Slow, semi-windup into chest high leg raise; balanced, minimal shoulder tilt, hard acceleration into foot strike; inconsistent plant foot, will land open and/or stiff, upright. Spine tilt to clear arm; consistent low 3/4's release point, mostly stays online, will overthrow and pull to glove side. Above-average effort at release, slight head whack. Arm action is clean, w/ even break and short arm stroke; extremely fast arm speed.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 60 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 60 70 Elite bat-misser with combination of velo and movement. Hard on lefties from his angle, life neutralizes righties.
Elite bat-misser with combination of velo and movement. Hard on lefties from his angle, life neutralizes righties.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 94-96 94-97 Super-quick arm, strong lower half create high velo
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 70 70 Tailing life up in the zone; difficult for RHH to square when on outer half, or up. Hard, two-plane run below the belt.
Tailing life up in the zone; difficult for RHH to square when on outer half, or up. Hard, two-plane run below the belt.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 55 Inconsistent; held it for whole innings at a time, then would lose 2-3 batters. Changed eye levels, ability to work in and out. Ran FB's back across outer edge to LHH.
Inconsistent; held it for whole innings at a time, then would lose 2-3 batters. Changed eye levels, ability to work in and out. Ran FB's back across outer edge to LHH.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 81-82 80-83 Very inconsistent; slurvy, can look more like SL w/ 2-to-8 shape than CB. A few average ones (2-to-7 shape) but mostly lacked sharpness and did not locate in the zone. Casts, loses release timing, release looks unnatural with pitcher's arm speed. Candidate for switch to slider.
Very inconsistent; slurvy, can look more like SL w/ 2-to-8 shape than CB. A few average ones (2-to-7 shape) but mostly lacked sharpness and did not locate in the zone. Casts, loses release timing, release looks unnatural with pitcher's arm speed. Candidate for switch to slider.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 60 70 83-85 82-85 Extreme separation; maintains armspeed and release point, inconsistent fade, showed some w/ plus movement and steep vertical drop. Throws for strikes, didn't leave in heart of plate.
Extreme separation; maintains armspeed and release point, inconsistent fade, showed some w/ plus movement and steep vertical drop. Throws for strikes, didn't leave in heart of plate.
Control
Control 50 60 Currently plugs zone with FB; above-average w CH; below-avg w CB. At maturity will limit walks by having two plus pitches he locates in zone.
Currently plugs zone with FB; above-average w CH; below-avg w CB. At maturity will limit walks by having two plus pitches he locates in zone.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Young lefty w/ high ceiling, projects as a true front-three rotation piece w/ numerous swing-and-miss pitches.