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Who Should I Draft?

Gerrit Cole or Shane Bieber (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 5# 4
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 9
Best Rank# 5# 8
Worst Rank# 8# 10
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts262243
Wins1615
Saves00
ERA3.183.18
WHIP1.031.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 3
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 3
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 3
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 3
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 2# 3
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 4
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 3
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 3
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 1# 3
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 1
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 3# 2
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 2
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 2
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 2
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 2
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 2
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 2
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 2
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 2
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 1
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched73.177.2
   
Wins78
   
Losses31
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5346
   
Earned Runs2314
   
Home Runs Allowed147
   
Strikeouts94122
   
Walks1721
   
ERA2.841.63
   
WHIP0.960.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3231
   
Games Started3231
   
Innings Pitched197.9194.1
   
Wins1615
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153162
   
Earned Runs7069
   
Home Runs Allowed3024
   
Strikeouts262243
   
Walks5242
   
ERA3.183.18
   
WHIP1.031.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gerrit Cole
SP - NYY
Gerrit Cole
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 Yankees RHP Gerrit Cole was tagged for three earned runs in just two innings of work on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 6th
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed one run in three innings in a 6-1 win over the Royals on Thursday. Bieber struck out one and scattered four hits.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Oct 1st
 Gerrit Cole will get the start for the Yankees when they face off against the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wildcard game at Fenway Park on Tuesday.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Oct 3rd
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber threw three scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday. He struck out three and did not allow a hit.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 25th
 Gerrit Cole allowed five runs on nine hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 30th
Shane Bieber will make his return and start on Friday against the White Sox. The reigning AL Cy Young winner has been out since June 13th.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Gerrit Cole surrendered three runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts in six innings Friday in a victory over the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Indians RHP Shane Bieber (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 12th
 Gerrit Cole allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 15th
Indians pitcher Shane Bieber threw a “36-pitch up-and-down bullpen session yesterday,” according to Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
Notes 
 Cole was pretty much as advertised in his first season with the Yankees. His ERA rose a tad, as did his home run rate as expected, and his strikeout rate fell a bit, though it remained at an absurdly high level. And, for the most part, all of his expected metrics fell off a tad from his 2019 season. But Cole's numbers from that season were so dominating that he could withstand plenty of regression and still be one of the best pitchers in fantasy. As such, he'll head into 2021 close to the way he came into the 2020 season: a dominant, high-strikeout, low-walk starter who will throw plenty of innings and who is more likely to finish as the top overall fantasy pitcher than he is to finish outside the top-10. It's a matter of personal preference between Cole and Jacob deGrom as the first pitcher off the board, but neither should fall outside the top-10 overall picks on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bieber took the huge gains he had made in 2019 and kicked the into hyperdrive en route to a Cy Young season. He had a miniscule 1.63 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, and took his strikeout percentage to 41.1%, which ranked first among qualified starters. Everything was exceptional for Bieber, as he held batters to just a .167 batting average, barely allowed home runs, and earned eight wins in just 12 starts. He may struggle to again find wins given the Indians' depleted lineup, but there is nothing else to think twice about with Bieber. He's part of the ultra-elite tier in starting pitching with Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole, and should be a first-round selection, especially since he seems to have had no ill effects from his battle with COVID-19.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros