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Monday, September 09, 2019

Source: A’s to call up No.1 prospect Jesus Luzardo for stretch run

Jesús Luzardo’s highly-anticipated major league debut appears to be on the horizon.

The A’s will call up their top prospect from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday. MLB.com’s Martin Gallegos was the first to report the move.

Luzardo, 21, is ranked as the No. 3 left-handed pitching prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline and the No. 18 overall prospect. He has put together back-to-back excellent starts for Las Vegas, combining to allow just two runs in 11 2/3 innings with 17 strikeouts and two walks. In seven total starts for Las Vegas this year, he went 1-1 with a 3.19 ERA.

As a side-note, the Las Vegas team was just eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs- I have no idea if it did (or should) have influence on the A’s decision, but the timing makes it seem like it wasn’t a coincidence.

 

QLE Posted: September 09, 2019 at 05:14 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, jesus luzardo, prospects

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   1. A triple short of the cycle Posted: September 09, 2019 at 08:07 AM (#5877657)
Manaea, Puk, Luzardo have all made it back. Fingers still crossed, but this is exciting.
   2. Lassus Posted: September 09, 2019 at 09:22 AM (#5877677)
I always knew Jesus Lizard would make it big one day.
   3. PreservedFish Posted: September 09, 2019 at 09:35 AM (#5877683)
In seven total starts for Las Vegas this year, he went 1-1 with a 3.19 ERA.


That's like Bob Gibson '68 quality in the PCL, right?
   4. John DiFool2 Posted: September 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM (#5877691)
Does he have an evil twin named Emilio?
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 09, 2019 at 12:32 PM (#5877758)
I AM THE JESUS LIZARD!
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 09, 2019 at 01:29 PM (#5877779)
That's like Bob Gibson '68 quality in the PCL, right?

Translated to 1968 MLB it's an ERA of -2.50.
   7. GregD Posted: September 09, 2019 at 01:38 PM (#5877782)
The SF Chronicle coverage made it clear the As were waiting for Vegas to end its playoffs before calling up the last guys. Don’t know if this is common or makes sense. As are likely to use him in relief this month and then switch him back to a starter next year so maybe that’s part of the reason to let him make his starts in Vegas? I don’t know. They could use some bullpen help
   8. A triple short of the cycle Posted: September 09, 2019 at 02:48 PM (#5877803)
Somebody like Melvin or Forst said that the A's will be keeping Luzardo in a starting role.
   9. GregD Posted: September 09, 2019 at 03:03 PM (#5877810)
Could be but I think Melvin just said today that Luzardo would be relieving since they have enough starters. link

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