Who Should I Draft?

Raisel Iglesias or Shane Bieber (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 48
Best Rank# 22# 24
Worst Rank# 76# 226
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 125# 149
Best Rank# 92# 136
Worst Rank# 130# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts80147
Wins311
Saves310
ERA3.293.84
WHIP1.181.23
   
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  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6620
   
Games Started019
   
Innings Pitched72.0115.1
   
Wins211
   
Losses55
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed52130
   
Earned Runs1958
   
Home Runs Allowed1213
   
Strikeouts80118
   
Walks2523
   
ERA2.384.55
   
WHIP1.071.33
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6427
   
Games Started026
   
Innings Pitched70.3154.9
   
Wins311
   
Losses38
   
Saves310
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed58159
   
Earned Runs2666
   
Home Runs Allowed918
   
Strikeouts80147
   
Walks2531
   
ERA3.293.84
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
  Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 Raisel Iglesias fell to 1-6 after allowing the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
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
 Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
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
 Raisel Iglesias allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth for his tenth save in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 21st
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
 Raisel Iglesias pitched 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings of scoreless ball in a tie game in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday. He allowed two hits with no walks or strikeouts.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 15th
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 
 New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros