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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
41 of 55 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 32
Best Rank# 18# 19
Worst Rank# 60# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 40
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 30# 46
   
Projections 
   
Runs39
Home Runs1013
RBI33
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.280
Strikeouts8047
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.65
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 38
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 97
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 28
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 29
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 21# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 25# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 32
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 27# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 35
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 30
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 51# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 27
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 53# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs96
   
Home Runs3139
   
RBI96
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.290
   
Strikeouts259113
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.28
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs1013
   
RBI33
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts8047
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.65
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
News 
 Shan Bieber had his worst start of the season in the Indian's playoff opener against the Yankees, giving up seven runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
George Springer went 1-for-2 with a two-run single and one walk during Friday's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed one unearned run over five innings in a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. Bieber struck out 10 and walked three in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
George Springer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over 7 2/3 innings in a 10-3 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Bieber struck out 10 and walked two in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 17th
George Springer went 3-for-4 with two-run homer during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber allowed three runs over seven innings in a 3-1 loss to the Twins on Friday. Bieber struck out eight and walked two.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 12th
George Springer had a day at the plate going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Astros took down the A's 5-2 in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 6th
 Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber threw five innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Bieber struck out 10 and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 6th
George Springer had a day at the plate on Monday when he went 4-for-5 with a double, three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Astros 10-5 win over the A's in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Notes 
 Bieber may not be the most polarizing player in drafts this year, but it's hard to argue that he isn't the most polarizing pitcher. For every positive (peripherals were in line with his surface stats), that are concerns (he gets hit HARD). If you're a Bieber truther (Belieber, I guess), it's good value for him here as the ace of your staff. But if you have any pause about him at all, you should fade him and go with a safer option.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Bieber was simply fantastic in 2019 and gave you everything you want from a stud pitcher. He was second in the league innings, had a 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, and was top-10 in strikeout and walk rates. He gave up his fair share of home runs but, overall, there are next to no complaint about Bieber. Draft him with confidence as a low-end ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Figured out how to pitch to lefties last year. If that holds he'll once again be elite due to his exceptional command
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit 39 homers with a .974 OPS in just 122 games last year. Yes please.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros