Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Shane Bieber (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 20# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 35
Best Rank# 17# 25
Worst Rank# 28# 39
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts229217
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.213.72
WHIP1.101.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 7
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 9# 10
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 8
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 8# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 11
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 13
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 5# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 11
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 6# 12
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 9# 13
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 7# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 14
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 8# 13
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 5# 10
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 12
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 5# 4
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 9# 5
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 6
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 11# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 10
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1631
   
Games Started1631
   
Innings Pitched97.1179.2
   
Wins711
   
Losses49
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed84145
   
Earned Runs3470
   
Home Runs Allowed1127
   
Strikeouts134201
   
Walks3352
   
ERA3.173.53
   
WHIP1.211.10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started2931
   
Innings Pitched181.8185.3
   
Wins1313
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150151
   
Earned Runs6577
   
Home Runs Allowed2327
   
Strikeouts229217
   
Walks5059
   
ERA3.213.72
   
WHIP1.101.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 3-2 win over the Twins on Saturday. Bieber threw six innings of one-run ball, striking out seven and walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 14th
Lucas Giolito allowed seven hits, two earned runs, while walking two batters and striking out seven in five innings pitched to earn a no-decsion against the Kansas City Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Thu, May 19th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber struggled in an 8-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 1 of a Saturday doubleheader. Bieber allowed seven runs over 3 1/3 innings of work. He did not strike out a batter while walking three.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
Lucas Giolito told reporters Tuesday that he will start on Wednesday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber tossed a gem in a 3-1 win over the A's on Saturday. Bieber allowed one run over seven innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 30th
As announced by the team prior Friday evening's game, Lucas Giolito has been placed on the COVID-19 Related Injured List.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, May 13th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 3-0 loss to the Angels on Monday. Bieber struck out six and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 26th
Lucas Giolito earned the win over Cleveland allowing six hits (including a home run), one earned run while striking out five batters and walking two in seven innings.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 10th
 Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber threw well in an 11-1 win over the White Sox in Game 1 of a Wednesday doubleheader. Bieber allowed just one run over six innings while striking out seven and walking none.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 20th
Lucas Giolito allowed three hits, three earned runs while striking out 10 batters and walking two in the win over the Cubs.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, May 4th
Notes 
 Bieber had a breakout season in 2019, won the Cy Young Award in 2020, and was off to a good start in 2021 before a shoulder strain in mid-June landed him on IL and limited him to just two more starts the rest of the way. Bieber has some of the filthiest breaking stuff in baseball. When he's on, he piles up strikeouts and limits walks and flyballs. Shoulder problems for pitchers are worrisome, but Bieber recently told a Cleveland beat writer he feels great. There's an element of risk here, but it's injury risk, not performance risk. Bieber should continue to be a top starter if he can stay healthy.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Giolito doesn't have pinpoint control, and he gives up his fair share of gopher balls, but those are relatively minor warts on an otherwise sterling profile. He's finished 16th, 4th and 16th in strikeouts over the last three seasons. His worst batting average against over that span is .217. Giolito had a 3.53 ERA last year, but it would have been 3.17 if the Red Sox hadn't shelled him for seven runs in one inning in a disastrous Patriots' Day start. At 27, Giolito is entering the prime of his career, and he should benefit from playing on a good team in a soft division.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros