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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
44 of 51 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 11
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 39# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 43
Best Rank# 21# 36
Worst Rank# 30# 47
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8075
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.653.39
WHIP1.141.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 18
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 8# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 21
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 6# 9
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 8# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3423
   
Games Started3323
   
Innings Pitched214.1107.2
   
Wins156
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18596
   
Earned Runs7851
   
Home Runs Allowed3114
   
Strikeouts259147
   
Walks4040
   
ERA3.284.29
   
WHIP1.051.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.459.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6848
   
Earned Runs2923
   
Home Runs Allowed107
   
Strikeouts8075
   
Walks1522
   
ERA3.653.39
   
WHIP1.141.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
News 
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 4-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday. He allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings while striking out eight and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 4th
Blake Snell was impressive in his three innings on Friday against the Yankees, allowing zero runs on no hits while striking out five and walking two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was excellent in a 2-0 win over the Twins on Thursday. Bieber spun eight scoreless innings while striking out 13. He allowed just three hits in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jul 31st
Blake Snell pitched three innings on Friday in Baltimore, allowing three runs on four hits en route to a no-decision.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was excellent in a 2-0 Opening Day win over the Royals on Friday. Bieber pitched six shutout innings, striking out 14, in his first career Opening Day start.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
Blake Snell said that he is expecting to pitch at least three innings on Friday, and could even go five innings 'depending on how it's going.'
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 30th
 Indians pitching coach Carl Willis praised Shane Bieber for his first summer workout this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Blake Snell lasted two scoreless innings on Sunday against Toronto, striking out five while allowing three hits and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
 Shane Bieber will remain the Indians' Opening Day starter on July 24th.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Blake Snell will be limited to two-to-four innings in Sunday’s matchup against the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Notes 
 Bieber may not be the most polarizing player in drafts this year, but it's hard to argue that he isn't the most polarizing pitcher. For every positive (peripherals were in line with his surface stats), that are concerns (he gets hit HARD). If you're a Bieber truther (Belieber, I guess), it's good value for him here as the ace of your staff. But if you have any pause about him at all, you should fade him and go with a safer option.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Better pitcher than some of the others ahead of him but I don't trust him to be consistent. Go big or go home is one way to look at it and if that's your way, move Snell up 20 picks. I am a steady as we go guy and Snell is riskier than I feel good about .
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Bieber was simply fantastic in 2019 and gave you everything you want from a stud pitcher. He was second in the league innings, had a 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, and was top-10 in strikeout and walk rates. He gave up his fair share of home runs but, overall, there are next to no complaint about Bieber. Draft him with confidence as a low-end ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Figured out how to pitch to lefties last year. If that holds he'll once again be elite due to his exceptional command
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros