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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Cody Bellinger (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
46 of 55 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 15
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 16# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 15
Best Rank# 8# 12
Worst Rank# 10# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs100
Home Runs2437
RBI106
Stolen Bases14
Batting Avg.279
Strikeouts243123
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 14
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 36
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 11# 14
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 12
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 17
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 37
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 9# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 24
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 20
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 13
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 11# 18
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 12# 17
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 11# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 5
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs712
   
RBI30
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.239
   
Strikeouts12242
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.63
   
WHIP0.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs100
   
Home Runs2437
   
RBI106
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Batting Avg.279
   
Strikeouts243123
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings of work in a 3-2 loss to Seattle on Sunday. Bieber struck out seven and walked four.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 16th
Dodgers 1B/OF Cody Bellinger (leg) has resumed running on the field.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 10th
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber turned in an excellent outing on Tuesday. Bieber allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win over the Cubs. He struck out eight and walked three.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 11th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts noted that Cody Bellinger will take some live at-bats at their Spring Training complex later this week. Bellinger completed 40% bodyweight running and slowly progressing.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 28th
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed four runs (three earned) over six innings of work in a 5-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday. He struck out nine and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 6th
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger, who's on the IL with a hairline fracture in his left fibula, is taking batting practice on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Friday. Bieber struck out 11 and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 1st
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed on Friday that a recent scan revealed a hairline fracture in Cody Bellinger's leg.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 16th
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed two runs over seven innings in a 2-1 loss to the Yankees on Saturday. Bieber struck out nine and walked three in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 24th
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left calf contusion and recalled Luke Raley on Friday, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 9th
Notes 
 Bieber took the huge gains he had made in 2019 and kicked the into hyperdrive en route to a Cy Young season. He had a miniscule 1.63 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, and took his strikeout percentage to 41.1%, which ranked first among qualified starters. Everything was exceptional for Bieber, as he held batters to just a .167 batting average, barely allowed home runs, and earned eight wins in just 12 starts. He may struggle to again find wins given the Indians' depleted lineup, but there is nothing else to think twice about with Bieber. He's part of the ultra-elite tier in starting pitching with Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole, and should be a first-round selection, especially since he seems to have had no ill effects from his battle with COVID-19.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bellinger was unable to replicate the magic of his 2019 breakout during last year's shortened season. His average dipped to .239, the worst mark of his career, his power dropped significantly, and he didn't make the same quality of contact. But although he slid backwards in his walk and strikeout rates, his regression there was minimal, and his expected batting average was .284. In other words, Bellinger got worse in 2020, but it wasn't quite as bad as the surface numbers suggest. He did have offseason shoulder surgery after getting injured during a post-season celebration, and that's always a bit worrisome for a hitter. But given that a "down" year for Bellinger at this point is a 30-15 season, he warrants being selected early in the second round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Bellinger has begun playing in spring games, so concerns over his offseason shoulder surgery have lessened. Now it's time to figure out if we can rely on him as a fantasy star following an underwhelming 2020. It's worth noting that Bellinger finished strong, posting a 12.5% barrel-rate over his final 37 contests. This was very close to the 13% barrel-rate mark from his MVP-winning 2019. Over these final 37 games Bellinger hit 10 homers with a .960 OPS. 2019 could very well go down as the best season of his career, but that doesn't mean Bellinger can't be a fantasy star for years to come. Don't let him fall too late into Round 2 come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  The injury is obviously concerning, but if it winds up being nothing, Bellinger is going to make second round ADP look very silly. Don't forget how great of a player he is, in the middle of the best lineup in the league.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy