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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Charlie Morton (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 13
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 27# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 51
Best Rank# 21# 44
Worst Rank# 30# 62
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8078
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.613.31
WHIP1.131.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 33
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 14
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 6# 10
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 8# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3433
   
Games Started3333
   
Innings Pitched214.1195.3
   
Wins1516
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed185154
   
Earned Runs7866
   
Home Runs Allowed3115
   
Strikeouts259240
   
Walks4057
   
ERA3.283.05
   
WHIP1.051.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.067.0
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6756
   
Earned Runs2925
   
Home Runs Allowed107
   
Strikeouts8078
   
Walks1422
   
ERA3.613.31
   
WHIP1.131.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
News 
 Indians pitching coach Carl Willis praised Shane Bieber for his first summer workout this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Rays RHP Charlie Morton says he expects to go 4-5 innings in his first start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 Shane Bieber will remain the Indians' Opening Day starter on July 24th.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Charlie Morton says he hasn't decided whether or not he will continue his playing career after 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 The Indians announced Shane Bieber will be the team's Opening Day starter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Charlie Morton fired 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Monday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 2nd
  Charlie Morton says that he is considering retirement following the 2020 baseball season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 11th
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
He's no longer Ground Chuck, as the Astros and Rays were able to tap into the electric stuff that Morton has. It's hard to argue with the success that he's had over the past few seasons, but what hurts Morton - and fantasy managers - is that the breakout came late in his career. He's 35, and he said he "fully expects" to hang up his cleats at the end of his current contract. If he's the same pitcher as he has been the past few years, you're getting a steal here. But age and durability concerns have to be on your mind if you draft him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros