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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
33 of 54 experts
39%
Recommended by
21 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 30
Best Rank# 18# 19
Worst Rank# 60# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 31
Best Rank# 21# 26
Worst Rank# 30# 33
   
Projections 
   
Runs36
Home Runs109
RBI30
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.305
Strikeouts8034
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.65
WHIP1.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 31# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 32
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 32# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 79
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 31
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 21# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 34
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 25# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 27# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 28
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 51# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 32
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 53# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs89
   
Home Runs3131
   
RBI74
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.298
   
Strikeouts25982
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.28
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI30
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.305
   
Strikeouts8034
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.65
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with one double, a solo home run and two RBI during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
 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
Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rays in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
 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
Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and drew a pair of walks in the Astros 11-6 drubbing of the A's in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 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
Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Astros fell to the A's 9-7 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
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
Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
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
There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros