Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Hendricks or Shane Bieber (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 48
Best Rank# 14# 24
Worst Rank# 97# 226
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 149
Best Rank# 116# 136
Worst Rank# 144# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts155147
Wins1311
Saves00
ERA3.673.84
WHIP1.201.23
   
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  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3320
   
Games Started3319
   
Innings Pitched199.1115.1
   
Wins1411
   
Losses115
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed184130
   
Earned Runs7658
   
Home Runs Allowed2213
   
Strikeouts161118
   
Walks4423
   
ERA3.444.55
   
WHIP1.151.33
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3127
   
Games Started3126
   
Innings Pitched184.3154.9
   
Wins1311
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed175159
   
Earned Runs7566
   
Home Runs Allowed2118
   
Strikeouts155147
   
Walks4731
   
ERA3.673.84
   
WHIP1.201.23
   
  Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was exceptional in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Bieber allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings while racking up 12 strikeouts. He allowed just four hits and walked one in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3rd innings in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 7-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber had a tough time against the Yankees in a 7-6 loss on Sunday. Bieber allowed five runs in 1 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked none and struck out three while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was excellent in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday. Bieber allowed two runs in seven innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out ten while improving to 6-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber picked up an ugly win in a 14-9 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday. Bieber allowed six runs in five innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 30th
 Kyle Hendricks pitched eight effective innings against the Astros on Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven. He earned the win, moving to 5-4 on the season.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 30th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 3-1 win over the Rays on Friday. Bieber allowed one run in five innings while striking out 10 batters. He had to settle for a no-decision in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 25th
Notes 
 His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bieber is the rare pitcher who may throw too many strikes. His pinpoint control is helpful for his WHIP, and he's shown the ability to strike out close to a batter per inning, but he gave up so many hits as a rookie that his ERA ballooned to 4.55. That is due for quite a bit of positive regression, but Bieber's ERA may always trail behind his WHIP. For now, expect his ERA to settle in the mid-to-high 3s.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Baseball fans could soon think of that pop singer as the other Bieber. After generating a 13.68 K/BB ratio (!) throughout his minor league career, the Cleveland righty recorded 118 strikeouts to 23 walks in 114.2 big league frames. He also, however, got pegged to a 4.55 ERA. Lefties crushed him (.311/.362/.547), and a subpar four-seam fastball didn't fool anyone. Yet he also boasted a 3.23 FIP with a superb slider that submitted a 26.2% swinging-strike rate. Corey Kluber and Corey Carrasco have emerged as aces despite mediocre heaters, so perhaps Cleveland can apply the same winning formula to Bieber. He's still reasonably priced as a mid-range breakout pick, but it wouldn't be surprising to see his ADP skyrocket this spring.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros