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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Freddie Freeman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 13
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 16# 34
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 11
Best Rank# 8# 9
Worst Rank# 10# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs106
Home Runs2432
RBI109
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.304
Strikeouts243118
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 16
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 13
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 28
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 13
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 11# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 14
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 13
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 13
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 9# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 14
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 13
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 13
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 13
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 14
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 11# 13
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 11# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 11
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 12# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs51
   
Home Runs713
   
RBI53
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.341
   
Strikeouts12237
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.63
   
WHIP0.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs106
   
Home Runs2432
   
RBI109
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.304
   
Strikeouts243118
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
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
Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored against the Mets Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Oct 3rd
 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
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI against the Mets Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Oct 3rd
 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
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk against the Padres Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
 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
Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, two doubles, and an additional two runs scored against the Diamondbacks Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
 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
Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, two RBI, and two runs scored against the Diamondbacks Monday.
Steve Painter
Tue, Sep 21st
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
Although there were questions about Freeman's 2020 season because of his battle with COVID-19 prior to the season, those questions were answered and then some with his MVP season. The statcast leaderboard is littered with Freeman's name, as he ranked in the top nine percent of the league in barrel rate, average exit velocity, expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, wOBA, xwOBA, xwOBAcon, hard hit percentage, strikeout percentage, and walk percentage. Freeman likely won't reach double digits in steals, but that is about the only negative thing you can say about his fantasy outlook. He's as safe as they come in the other four hitting categories, and comes with next to no risk. He'll likely cost a borderline first round pick on draft day, but he is worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros