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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Shane Bieber (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 4
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 9
Best Rank# 5# 8
Worst Rank# 7# 10
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts251243
Wins1415
Saves00
ERA2.773.18
WHIP1.001.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 3
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 3
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 1# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 2
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 3
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 3
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 3
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 1# 3
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 3
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 4
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 2
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 3
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 1# 3
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 3
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 3
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 1# 3
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 1# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 1
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 1
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched68.277.2
   
Wins48
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4746
   
Earned Runs1814
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts104122
   
Walks1821
   
ERA2.381.63
   
WHIP0.960.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched193.1194.1
   
Wins1415
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed147162
   
Earned Runs5969
   
Home Runs Allowed2124
   
Strikeouts251243
   
Walks4642
   
ERA2.773.18
   
WHIP1.001.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 20th
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
 Mets' SP Jacob deGrom threw a ten-pitch bullpen session off of a mound for the first time since his shutdown in July.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 14th
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
 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 9th
Shane Bieber tossed a bullpen session on Tuesday as he continues to work his way back from a right shoulder strain.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Aug 18th
 Mets' SP Jacob deGrom suffered a sprain and partial tear of his UCL in his right elbow, Sandy Alderson stated.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
Shane Bieber (shoulder) is aiming to throw his first bullpen session this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 12th
 Mets' ace Jacob deGrom has progressed to throwing from 100+ feet in his rehab back from an elbow injury, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Jack Mannis
Sun, Sep 5th
Cleveland's ace pitcher Shane Bieber threw from 90 feet and moved closer to throwing off a mound. Bieber expressed some frustration with his slow recovery process.
Corbin Young
Fri, Aug 6th
Notes 
 deGrom barely missed out on winning his third straight Cy Young Award last year, but it was yet another dominant season. For the third straight year, he came in with a WHIP under 1.00, an ERA under 2.50, and a strikeout percentage above 31%. deGrom is getting up there in age, but it's worth remembering that he has fewer miles on his arm than most pitcher entering their age-33 season, given that he didn't transition to pitching until late in his college career and missed significant time with injuries during his time in the minors. deGrom has shown no decline in his game, and should hopefully (finally) begin to pile on more wins this year pitching for a better team in front of an improved bullpen. He should be the first or second starting pitcher taken and is an obvious first-round pick.
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