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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
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 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--
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 13
   
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 right-hander Shane Bieber allowed one run in three innings in a 6-1 win over the Royals on Thursday. Bieber struck out one and scattered four hits.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Oct 1st
Cody Bellinger headed to the injured list once again. The Dodgers scratched Bellinger from Tuesday's lineup after undergoing further tests.
Corbin Young
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber threw three scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday. He struck out three and did not allow a hit.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 25th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left ribs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 18th
 Shane Bieber will make his return and start on Friday against the White Sox. The reigning AL Cy Young winner has been out since June 13th.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Sep 22nd
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger will receive a few days off to "work through some things."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 Indians RHP Shane Bieber (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 12th
Outfielder Cody Bellinger went 0-for-3 as the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals 5-1 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
 Indians pitcher Shane Bieber threw a “36-pitch up-and-down bullpen session yesterday,” according to Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
Dodgers' Cody Bellinger will sit on Monday and will sit moving forward when the team faces off against a left-handed pitcher.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Aug 30th
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