Future Stars Jesus Luzardo has replaced Signature Series John Smoltz in Headliners packs today. Headliners Set 46 Jesus Luzardo is a a 98 overall.
This is the second version of Luzardo we have received, coming quite some time after the Prospects Luzardo that was a 90 overall. He has the same five-pitch mix (primary curve, sinker, change, four-seam, slider) just now with boosts to various attributes. I do not like pitching with the original version of Luzardo, so I don’t think this one will sell me either. I find him relatively easy to read, but maybe 104 H/9 and better control will change that a bit. On top of that, I do think there was a decent amount of buzz around the Prospects version in the community.
Regardless, we also have a lot of left-handed starting pitching to use already, so I do not see Luzardo being worth his price if it stays north of 65K stubs.
The odds on the Headliners packs remain the same as always, so good luck if you try getting him in packs as you’ll have a 1:10 chance at a diamond, albeit that diamond might not be Future Stars Jesus Luzardo.