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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Clayton Kershaw (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
45 of 52 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 10
Best Rank# 4# 2
Worst Rank# 39# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 33
Best Rank# 21# 30
Worst Rank# 30# 47
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8067
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.653.62
WHIP1.141.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 11
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 11
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 12
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 8# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 20
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 6# 11
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 8# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 14
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3429
   
Games Started3328
   
Innings Pitched214.1178.1
   
Wins1516
   
Losses85
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed185145
   
Earned Runs7861
   
Home Runs Allowed3128
   
Strikeouts259189
   
Walks4041
   
ERA3.283.08
   
WHIP1.051.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.467.3
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6861
   
Earned Runs2927
   
Home Runs Allowed1010
   
Strikeouts8067
   
Walks1516
   
ERA3.653.62
   
WHIP1.141.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
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
Clayton Kershaw (1-0) fired 5.2 shutout innings Sunday against Arizona, allowing three hits and striking out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Clayton Kershaw (back) was activated off the 10-day injured list ahead of his start versus the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Clayton Kershaw (back) will rejoin the Dodgers' rotation and make his season debut Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
 Indians pitching coach Carl Willis praised Shane Bieber for his first summer workout this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Clayton Kershaw (back) is currently in line to start on Sunday against the Diamondbacks or Monday against the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Shane Bieber will remain the Indians' Opening Day starter on July 24th.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw (back) is set to throw another bullpen session on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
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
Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
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
Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
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
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros