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
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 53
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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# 61# 80
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 55
   
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# 30# 78
   
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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FantasyPros
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# 44# 40
   
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The Athletic
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Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 226# 84
   
  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 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Thursday. Bieber allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs and three walks while striking out nine through seven innings, taking the win over the Twins on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was exceptional in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Bieber allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings while racking up 12 strikeouts. He allowed just four hits and walked one in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber had a tough time against the Yankees in a 7-6 loss on Sunday. Bieber allowed five runs in 1 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking two.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was excellent in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday. Bieber allowed two runs in seven innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits, did not give up a walk and struck out seven batters as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber picked up an ugly win in a 14-9 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday. Bieber allowed six runs in five innings while striking out six.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 30th
Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings Sunday in a win over the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
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