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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Shane Bieber (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 6
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 9# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 22
Best Rank# 14# 17
Worst Rank# 20# 28
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts210229
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.353.21
WHIP1.081.10
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 4# 9
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 20
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 4# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 10
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 6
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 5# 9
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 19
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 5# 7
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 11
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 4
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 4
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 6# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 5
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 6# 5
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 5
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 9# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3016
   
Games Started3016
   
Innings Pitched179.297.1
   
Wins97
   
Losses104
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13084
   
Earned Runs5134
   
Home Runs Allowed1811
   
Strikeouts211134
   
Walks4333
   
ERA2.563.17
   
WHIP0.961.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3129
   
Innings Pitched183.0181.8
   
Wins1313
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150150
   
Earned Runs6865
   
Home Runs Allowed2223
   
Strikeouts210229
   
Walks4950
   
ERA3.353.21
   
WHIP1.081.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff turned in another quality start Saturday, allowing one run on five hits while also striking out six in six innings pitched in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Nationals.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 22nd
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs (two earned) over seven innings in a 4-2 loss to the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 22nd
 Brandon Woodruff pitched five innings on Sunday, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks, while striking out six in a 7-3 Brewers victory against the Marlins.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
Saturday night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 21st
 Brewers SP Brandon Woodruff struggled on the mound Monday, allowing six runs on eight hits while also walking two and striking out six in 4 1/3 innings pitched in the Brewers' 10-5 loss to the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 10th
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 3-2 win over the Twins on Saturday. Bieber threw six innings of one-run ball, striking out seven and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 14th
 Brandon Woodruff pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing four hits, three runs, and two homers while striking out 12 in Milwaukee's 6-3 win over Cincinnati.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 4th
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber struggled in an 8-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 1 of a Saturday doubleheader. Bieber allowed seven runs over 3 1/3 innings of work. He did not strike out a batter while walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
 Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff lasted just four innings Tuesday night, allowing four runs on seven hits, while also striking out six and walking two in the Brewers' 12-8 win over the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Apr 27th
Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber tossed a gem in a 3-1 win over the A's on Saturday. Bieber allowed one run over seven innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 30th
Notes 
 It's going to be awfully hard to score on the Brewers this summer. Woodruff is a Cy Young candidate. His rotation mate Corbin Burnes won the award last year and could again this year. Don't be scared off by Woodruff's miniscule win totals from last season. He only won nine games due to the worst run support in the National League. Had he received the top-15 run support that Burnes had, Woodruff could have easily eclipsed 15 victories. He's projected for a fourth straight season of outstanding K, ERA and WHIP stats. If you can somehow pair Burnes with Woodruff early, you may not need to grab another starting pitcher before the 10th round.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Bieber had a breakout season in 2019, won the Cy Young Award in 2020, and was off to a good start in 2021 before a shoulder strain in mid-June landed him on IL and limited him to just two more starts the rest of the way. Bieber has some of the filthiest breaking stuff in baseball. When he's on, he piles up strikeouts and limits walks and flyballs. Shoulder problems for pitchers are worrisome, but Bieber recently told a Cleveland beat writer he feels great. There's an element of risk here, but it's injury risk, not performance risk. Bieber should continue to be a top starter if he can stay healthy.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros