Jesús Luzardo
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 0" 218LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #94, Washington Nationals | Stoneman Douglas (FL) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 6 9 6.61 25 18 0 95.1 98 1.62
2022 4 7 3.32 18 18 0 100.1 120 1.04
2023 10 10 3.58 32 32 0 178.2 208 1.21
5 Seasons 23 28 4.18 93 77 2 445.1 501 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 25 6-9 6.61 95.1 98 1.62
2022 18 4-7 3.32 100.1 120 1.04
2023 32 10-10 3.58 178.2 208 1.21
5 Seasons 93 23-28 4.18 445.1 501 1.25
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 21 171 26 2 7.7 4.3 87.4 110.2 14.1 26.9 .148 .293 .194 .228 .296 23.1 34.8 6.5 1.50 2.26
2020 22 940 169 12 7.1 4.8 88.9 113.3 10.5 34.3 .256 .413 .320 .318 .387 36.7 23.8 6.9 4.12 4.30
2021 23 1727 287 29 10.1 6.6 89.5 115.8 14.3 35.9 .255 .459 .375 .348 .406 39.0 22.4 11.0 6.61 5.26
2022 24 1644 243 16 6.6 4.0 89.0 111.6 13.2 34.2 .218 .352 .267 .287 .368 39.1 30.0 8.8 3.32 3.39
2023 25 2988 472 45 9.5 6.1 89.5 115.3 14.5 34.7 .235 .410 .307 .307 .393 40.0 28.1 7.4 3.58 3.96
Player 7470 1197 104 8.7 5.6 89.2 115.8 13.6 34.7 .236 .406 .313 .312 .388 38.8 26.8 8.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Luzardo relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(46.0%) ,
Slider
(28.9%) ,
Changeup
(21.0%) ,
Sinker
(3.8%) ,
Cutter
(0.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 42.3 26.9 15.4 15.4 26.9 42.3 30.8 3.8 38.5 30.8 11.5 7.7 7.7 4.3
2020 47.9 18.9 24.9 8.3 42.6 37.3 20.1 1.8 34.3 20.7 27.8 7.1 7.1 4.8
2021 39.4 28.9 26.1 5.6 35.5 38.0 26.5 5.9 27.5 26.8 22.6 7.0 10.1 6.6
2022 41.2 24.7 28.0 6.2 42.4 37.9 19.8 3.7 28.0 25.9 28.8 6.6 6.6 4.0
2023 41.1 28.6 21.6 8.7 37.5 34.5 28.0 3.4 29.7 27.1 21.2 8.9 9.5 6.1
Player 41.7 26.5 24.3 7.5 38.5 36.6 24.9 3.8 29.7 26.0 23.8 7.7 8.7 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Slider MIA L 863 85.1 36.3 -0.2 0 0.1 -5.9 -102
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIA L 1,375 96.7 15.5 -1.2 -8 14.1 4.7 50
2023 Changeup MIA L 626 88.3 28.4 -1.6 -5 16.2 1.3 9
2023 Sinker MIA L 113 96.6 19.7 -1.7 -8 17.5 1.9 13
2023 Cutter MIA L 11 91.4 25.8 -1.4 -6 2.0 -3.7 -219
2022 Changeup MIA L 372 87.2 27.7 -2.5 -8 15.6 1.3 9
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIA L 481 96.3 14.8 -1.1 -8 13.6 5.8 75
2022 Sinker MIA L 296 95.7 18.2 -2.9 -14 17.1 1.7 11
2022 Slider MIA L 495 83.7 39.6 1.4 4 1.1 -4.9 -81
2021 Slider MIA L 497 83.4 37.1 -0.9 -2 0.2 -5.9 -103
2021 Sinker MIA L 310 95.1 17.6 -4.1 -19 16.5 1.3 8
2021 Changeup MIA L 343 86.6 29.0 -1.6 -5 16.3 1.8 13
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIA L 557 95.7 14.9 -0.5 -3 13.3 5.6 74
2020 Slider OAK L 214 84.0 39.3 2.0 5 1.2 -3.6 -74
2020 Changeup OAK L 226 87.4 31.0 -0.4 -1 17.1 2.3 15
2020 Sinker OAK L 209 95.4 21.9 0.5 3 18.1 2.5 16
2020 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 291 95.5 16.7 -2.2 -15 14.5 6.5 82
2019 Changeup OAK L 35 86.7 32.1 0.8 3 17.5 3.0 21
2019 4-Seam Fastball OAK L 38 96.7 15.0 -0.6 -5 10.6 2.5 32
2019 Sinker OAK L 45 95.9 20.9 0.0 0 16.9 1.6 10
2019 Slider OAK L 53 82.8 46.1 5.4 13 5.3 -0.8 -13
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 16 1,375 46.0 351 .230 .381 .314 19.4 19.4 17.8 .267 .477 .349 44.2
2023 Slider -0.5 -4 863 28.9 201 .233 .389 .292 51.8 52.7 30.1 .170 .288 .214 43.7
2023 Changeup -0.3 -2 626 21.0 153 .248 .429 .347 36.1 21.6 18.1 .223 .381 .308 28.4
2023 Sinker -0.7 -1 113 3.8 34 .344 .750 .472 9.4 2.9 5.0 .355 .609 .426 35.5
2023 Cutter -0.1 0 11 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .051 .105 .069 0.0
2022 Slider -0.1 0 495 30.1 119 .157 .287 .247 41.3 44.5 25.2 .167 .282 .236 42.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 2 481 29.3 103 .200 .400 .299 15.9 24.3 16.6 .225 .393 .299 38.6
2022 Changeup 1.4 5 372 22.6 97 .190 .298 .269 44.9 27.8 25.0 .219 .346 .298 27.6
2022 Sinker 1.0 3 296 18.0 81 .230 .365 .304 19.4 18.5 23.1 .283 .410 .336 47.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.3 -13 563 32.6 134 .336 .655 .450 18.1 16.4 14.4 .327 .617 .436 51.0
2021 Slider 0.6 3 498 28.8 128 .195 .356 .270 42.1 43.0 28.5 .163 .276 .226 33.3
2021 Changeup -1.7 -6 348 20.2 94 .263 .500 .397 35.0 16.0 22.4 .257 .460 .362 27.7
2021 Sinker -2.1 -7 318 18.4 80 .358 .627 .458 18.0 7.5 9.7 .293 .516 .387 38.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 291 31.0 67 .213 .508 .335 19.8 23.9 22.2 .257 .521 .357 51.1
2020 Changeup -0.6 -1 226 24.0 53 .286 .388 .325 44.1 30.2 30.8 .232 .323 .277 21.2
2020 Slider -0.7 -1 214 22.8 48 .250 .273 .257 45.7 41.7 23.5 .176 .231 .215 32.0
2020 Sinker 1.2 2 209 22.2 79 .278 .486 .375 9.6 8.9 22.6 .320 .497 .376 36.4
2019 Slider 4.7 2 53 31.0 13 .077 .077 .069 65.0 76.9 50.0 .058 .121 .076 33.3
2019 Sinker -0.5 0 45 26.3 12 .091 .364 .300 13.3 25.0 75.0 .225 .614 .370 37.5
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 38 22.2 13 .200 .300 .327 22.2 15.4 14.3 .194 .275 .313 25.0
2019 Changeup 7.7 3 35 20.5 8 .125 .250 .156 43.8 12.5 25.0 .130 .154 .127 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 619 88.3 98 18.0 9:45 9:30 15
2023 Cutter 11 91.4 50 6.5 10:45 11:30 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1,349 96.7 98 19.9 10:15 10:30 -15
2023 Sinker 113 96.6 98 20.4 10:15 9:45 30
2023 Slider 849 85.1 10 1.6 9:30 7:30 120
2022 Changeup 372 87.2 98 17.9 10:00 9:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 481 96.3 99 20.2 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Sinker 296 95.7 99 21.1 10:15 10:00 15
2022 Slider 493 83.7 14 3.1 4:15 5:00 -45
2021 Changeup 340 86.6 99 18.3 10:00 9:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 557 95.7 99 20.1 10:30 10:30 0
2021 Sinker 307 95.1 98 21.2 10:30 10:15 15
2021 Slider 495 83.4 13 2.4 9:45 11:15 -90
2020 Changeup 198 87.4 99 18.2 9:45 9:15 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 258 95.5 96 19.9 10:15 10:15 0
2020 Sinker 183 95.4 94 20.4 10:15 9:45 30
2020 Slider 188 83.9 18 3.3 5:15 5:00 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 58 217 5 3 -2 0 7
2020 281 1,072 0 14 -13 -6 -4
2021 436 1,727 -7 9 -14 -10 -23
2022 400 1,644 8 19 -10 -6 10
2023 759 3,078 7 19 -7 -12 7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 171 49.1 56.0 76.6 25.3 31.8 35.7 45.7 40.4 37.7 10.5 61.1
2020 940 46.6 66.4 80.8 26.3 46.2 40.9 62.5 45.0 29.6 6.4 75.0
2021 1,727 45.5 70.4 80.3 27.5 47.9 39.6 58.4 47.0 29.4 6.0 79.6
2022 1,644 47.0 66.1 76.5 28.0 49.2 44.2 65.3 45.9 31.7 7.0 73.0
2023 2,988 47.4 67.7 80.1 31.3 45.8 42.1 59.4 48.6 31.4 6.8 77.5
Player 7,470 46.8 67.5 79.4 28.9 46.8 41.7 60.5 47.0 30.9 6.7 76.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 90 67 12
2020 48 32 44 50 50 13 51 38 52 53 72 71 36 84 82 4
2021 16 27 19 13 15 24 13 33 47 41 18 74 46 81 56 4
2022 69 73 69 60 69 51 63 35 39 87 36 88 33 85 38 9
2023 58 62 42 33 72 5 24 37 44 82 65 86 77 90 50 3
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2020 22.5 13 11.6 1 3 11 5 38.5
2021 23.9 20 19.5 1 6 10 12 60.0
2022 23.3 10 9.2 1 6 5 5 50.0
2023 23.9 22 25.6 -4 7 14 15 68.2
Player 23.5 66 66.8 -1 22 40 38 57.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2020 13 14 10 11 10 14 14 12 8 7 8 12 11 11 14 12 15 11 13 14 14 11 15 11 8 8 10 11 14 13 11
2021 20 21 18 17 19 18 21 21 15 14 17 20 21 19 21 22 20 19 21 20 21 21 22 21 18 20 18 22 21 18 18
2022 10 6 10 9 9 9 10 6 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 13 11 11 7 9 10 11 11 9 10
2023 22 20 23 24 28 26 29 22 28 24 28 30 23 24 29 26 27 21 25 31 24 24 33 26 20 22 28 29 23 26 24
Player 66 62 62 62 67 68 75 62 60 54 62 72 65 64 74 71 72 61 69 75 69 70 82 70 54 60 67 74 70 67 64
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.3 95.5 -0.8 95.5 0.0 96.1 0.6 96.7 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 87.4 0.7 86.6 -0.8 87.2 0.6 88.3 1.1
Breaking Velocity 82.8 84.0 1.2 83.4 -0.6 83.7 0.3 85.1 1.4
Exit Velocity 87.4 88.9 1.5 89.5 0.6 89.0 -0.5 89.5 0.5
Launch Angle 14.1 10.5 -3.6 14.3 3.8 13.2 -1.1 14.5 1.3
Barrel % 7.7 7.1 -0.6 10.1 3.0 6.6 -3.5 9.5 2.9
Hard Hit % 23.1 36.7 13.6 39.0 2.3 39.1 0.1 40.0 0.9
Sweet Spot % 26.9 34.3 7.4 35.9 1.6 34.2 -1.7 34.7 0.5
xBA .148 .256 0.108 .255 -0.001 .218 -0.037 .235 0.017
BA .119 .257 0.138 .280 0.023 .191 -0.089 .239 0.048
xwOBA .228 .318 0.090 .348 0.030 .287 -0.061 .307 0.020
wOBA .194 .320 0.126 .375 0.055 .267 -0.108 .307 0.040
xSLG .293 .413 0.120 .459 0.046 .352 -0.107 .410 0.058
SLG .238 .429 0.191 .524 0.095 .335 -0.189 .409 0.074
K% 34.8 23.8 -11.0 22.4 -1.4 30.0 7.6 28.1 -1.9
BB% 6.5 6.9 0.4 11.0 4.1 8.8 -2.2 7.4 -1.4
Swing % 40.4 45.0 4.6 47.0 2.0 45.9 -1.1 48.6 2.7
Whiff% 37.7 29.6 -8.1 29.4 -0.2 31.7 2.3 31.4 -0.3
In Zone % 49.1 46.6 -2.5 45.5 -1.1 47.0 1.5 47.4 0.4
Out of Zone % 50.9 53.4 2.5 54.5 1.1 53.0 -1.5 52.6 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.3 26.3 1.0 27.5 1.2 28.0 0.5 31.3 3.3
First Pitch Swing % 21.7 28.6 6.9 30.9 2.3 33.5 2.6 28.2 -5.3
First Pitch Strike % 45.7 62.5 16.8 58.4 -4.1 65.3 6.9 59.4 -5.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 46 .194 31 0 0.0 15 7 46.7
2020 Shifts 247 .320 193 33 17.1 54 24 44.4
2021 Shifts 436 .375 333 114 34.2 103 54 52.4
2022 Shifts 400 .267 329 146 44.4 71 34 47.9
2023 Shades 740 .307 581 104 17.9 159 58 36.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 58 13.9 63.8% 3.4% 28 18.4 17.9% 0.0%
2020 306 15.1 49.0% 1.0% 147 19.1 4.8% 4.8%
2021 490 17.0 28.4% 1.2% 288 21.1 2.1% 9.4%
2022 534 16.1 37.1% 1.3% 213 19.1 4.2% 2.8%
2023 872 13.3 73.5% 0.1% 396 15.4 42.9% 0.3%
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Pitch Distribution