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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Lucas Giolito (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 6
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 4# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 19
Best Rank# 8# 17
Worst Rank# 10# 24
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts243220
Wins1513
Saves00
ERA3.183.71
WHIP1.051.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 14
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 3# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 9
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 3# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 5
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 5
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 5
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 3# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 3# 6
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 3# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 13
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 6
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 4
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 3# 7
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched77.272.0
   
Wins84
   
Losses13
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4647
   
Earned Runs1428
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts12297
   
Walks2128
   
ERA1.633.48
   
WHIP0.871.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3130
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched194.1180.2
   
Wins1513
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed162143
   
Earned Runs6974
   
Home Runs Allowed2426
   
Strikeouts243220
   
Walks4261
   
ERA3.183.71
   
WHIP1.051.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
News 
 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
Lucas Giolito struck out eight but was limited to four innings in his return from a hamstring injury on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
 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
Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
 Shane Bieber tossed a bullpen session on Tuesday as he continues to work his way back from a right shoulder strain.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Aug 18th
White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, who is currently on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, should return to make a start next Tuesday.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
 Shane Bieber (shoulder) is aiming to throw his first bullpen session this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 12th
Lucas Giolito threw at full effort with no reported issues on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
 Cleveland's ace pitcher Shane Bieber threw from 90 feet and moved closer to throwing off a mound. Bieber expressed some frustration with his slow recovery process.
Corbin Young
Fri, Aug 6th
Lucas Giolito was placed on the 10-day IL due to a left hamstring strain. He had left his start on Tuesday early against the Orioles.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Sep 3rd
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
Giolito followed up his breakout 2019 season with a nearly identical 2020 season. His ERA was within .07, his WHIP within .02, and his strikeout percentage within a point and a half. Despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, Giolito has managed to limit home runs, which is a key to his continued success with the White Sox. He won't face quite an easy schedule this year (AL and NL Central pitchers had plenty of sub-par offenses to feast on in 2019), but entering his age-27 season, he should only continue to improve from a skills standpoint. Draft him as an SP1, albeit a low-end one.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros