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
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 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 
 Kyle Hendricks did not factor into the decision Thursday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 5-2 win over the Phillies on Friday. Bieber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
 Kyle Hendricks (11-9) earned the win Saturday against the Pirates, allowing one run on seven hits and no walks across six innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber struggled in a 7-5 win over the Twins on Sunday. Bieber gave up four runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
 Kyle Hendricks (10-9) earned the win Monday against the Padres, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 6-2 win over the Angels on Monday. Bieber allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 10th
 Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and one walk through six innings Monday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. Bieber allowed two runs over seven innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
 Kyle Hendricks allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk in 4.2 innings against the Mets on Wednesday. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 29th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber turned in a quality start in a 4-0 loss to the Rays on Friday. Bieber allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 31st
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