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Oakland Athletics Top Prospect Jesus Luzardo to Start for Nashville Sounds

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds announced today that Jesus Luzardo will make his Triple-A debut in a start against the Sacramento River Cats on Monday night at First Tennessee Park.

Luzardo, 20, is 9-4 with a 2.12 ERA (93.1 IP/22 ER) in 19 starts between Advanced-A Stockton and Double-A Midland in 2018. The left-hander has recorded 111 strikeouts and has issued only 23 walks. Opposing batters have hit .191 against him this year.

According to MLB Pipeline, Luzardo is the top prospect in the Oakland farm system, and the #12 prospect in all of baseball. Luzardo has allowed only two earned runs and 21 hits in his last 41 innings.

20-Year-Old Left-Hander Jesus Luzardo Set to Make Triple-A Debut with Nashville Sounds. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

20-Year-Old Left-Hander Jesus Luzardo Set to Make Triple-A Debut with Nashville Sounds. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

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