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Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Shane Bieber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 8
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 25
Best Rank# 7# 21
Worst Rank# 10# 30
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8980
Wins55
Saves00
ERA2.983.61
WHIP1.071.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 4
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 8
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 11
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 6
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 2# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3234
   
Games Started3233
   
Innings Pitched204.0214.1
   
Wins1115
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154185
   
Earned Runs5578
   
Home Runs Allowed1931
   
Strikeouts255259
   
Walks4440
   
ERA2.433.28
   
WHIP0.971.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched74.972.3
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6267
   
Earned Runs2529
   
Home Runs Allowed810
   
Strikeouts8980
   
Walks1815
   
ERA2.983.61
   
WHIP1.071.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 Jacob deGrom says he expects to ramp up to 85 pitches in his final summer camp tune-up.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Indians pitching coach Carl Willis praised Shane Bieber for his first summer workout this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run on one hit and three strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
Shane Bieber will remain the Indians' Opening Day starter on July 24th.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Mike Puma of the New York Post reports the Mets are in agreement with Luis Rojas to be their new manager.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 22nd
The Indians announced Shane Bieber will be the team's Opening Day starter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Notes 
 In points leagues, you can make the case for deGrom first overall. In roto leagues, you can still make the case for him or Gerrit Cole earlier than here, but the name of the game this year is volume, and as great as deGrom is, you're looking at 13 starts or so max from him. Still, he's the best pitcher in the game, and if you want a leg-up on the rest of the league, this is a good spot to grab him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Bieber may not be the most polarizing player in drafts this year, but it's hard to argue that he isn't the most polarizing pitcher. For every positive (peripherals were in line with his surface stats), that are concerns (he gets hit HARD). If you're a Bieber truther (Belieber, I guess), it's good value for him here as the ace of your staff. But if you have any pause about him at all, you should fade him and go with a safer option.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bieber was simply fantastic in 2019 and gave you everything you want from a stud pitcher. He was second in the league innings, had a 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, and was top-10 in strikeout and walk rates. He gave up his fair share of home runs but, overall, there are next to no complaint about Bieber. Draft him with confidence as a low-end ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros