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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Shane Bieber (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 12
Best Rank# 7# 4
Worst Rank# 22# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 9
Best Rank# 10# 8
Worst Rank# 12# 10
   
Projections 
   
Runs97
Home Runs3324
RBI101
Stolen Bases24
Batting Avg.279
Strikeouts94243
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 9# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 13
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 11
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 7# 11
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 12
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 9# 10
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 9# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 8
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 10# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 10# 9
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 10# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 8
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 10
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 11# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 12# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 13# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 8
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs45
   
Home Runs177
   
RBI46
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.292
   
Strikeouts43122
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.63
   
WHIP0.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs97
   
Home Runs3324
   
RBI101
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Batting Avg.279
   
Strikeouts94243
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 6th
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed four runs (three earned) over six innings of work in a 5-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday. He struck out nine and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 6th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, one run, two RBI, and two walks in a 5-0 win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 2nd
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Friday. Bieber struck out 11 and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 1st
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and three RBI in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 1st
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed two runs over seven innings in a 2-1 loss to the Yankees on Saturday. Bieber struck out nine and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 24th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, and two RBI in a 7-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 27th
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over eight innings of work in a 6-3 win over the Reds on Sunday. Bieber struck out 13 and walked two in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 18th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 win over the Twins on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 26th
Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber threw nine scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. He struck out 11 and walked one in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
Notes 
 If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
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