Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Eduardo Rodriguez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 52
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 226# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 149# 150
Best Rank# 136# 133
Worst Rank# 157# 158
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts147155
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA3.843.94
WHIP1.231.27
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2027
   
Games Started1923
   
Innings Pitched115.1130.1
   
Wins1113
   
Losses55
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130119
   
Earned Runs5855
   
Home Runs Allowed1316
   
Strikeouts118146
   
Walks2345
   
ERA4.553.82
   
WHIP1.331.26
   
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2726
   
Games Started2626
   
Innings Pitched154.9142.9
   
Wins1110
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed159131
   
Earned Runs6663
   
Home Runs Allowed1819
   
Strikeouts147155
   
Walks3150
   
ERA3.843.94
   
WHIP1.231.27
   
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 5-2 win over the Phillies on Friday. Bieber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just an unearned run on two hits and walked two batters over six innings and fanned 10 to beat the Giants on Thursday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber struggled in a 7-5 win over the Twins on Sunday. Bieber gave up four runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 6-2 win over the Angels on Monday. Bieber allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 10th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine through six innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. Bieber allowed two runs over seven innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven shutout innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 5th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber turned in a quality start in a 4-0 loss to the Rays on Friday. Bieber allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 31st
Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win over the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Bieber is the rare pitcher who may throw too many strikes. His pinpoint control is helpful for his WHIP, and he's shown the ability to strike out close to a batter per inning, but he gave up so many hits as a rookie that his ERA ballooned to 4.55. That is due for quite a bit of positive regression, but Bieber's ERA may always trail behind his WHIP. For now, expect his ERA to settle in the mid-to-high 3s.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Baseball fans could soon think of that pop singer as the other Bieber. After generating a 13.68 K/BB ratio (!) throughout his minor league career, the Cleveland righty recorded 118 strikeouts to 23 walks in 114.2 big league frames. He also, however, got pegged to a 4.55 ERA. Lefties crushed him (.311/.362/.547), and a subpar four-seam fastball didn't fool anyone. Yet he also boasted a 3.23 FIP with a superb slider that submitted a 26.2% swinging-strike rate. Corey Kluber and Corey Carrasco have emerged as aces despite mediocre heaters, so perhaps Cleveland can apply the same winning formula to Bieber. He's still reasonably priced as a mid-range breakout pick, but it wouldn't be surprising to see his ADP skyrocket this spring.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros