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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Manny Machado (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 17
Best Rank# 4# 12
Worst Rank# 16# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 20
Best Rank# 8# 16
Worst Rank# 10# 21
   
Projections 
   
Runs92
Home Runs2435
RBI105
Stolen Bases10
Batting Avg.278
Strikeouts243113
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.18
WHIP1.05
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 17
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 11# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 9# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 10# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 17
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 7# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 16
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 24
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 11# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 12# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 11# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs44
   
Home Runs716
   
RBI47
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.304
   
Strikeouts12237
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.63
   
WHIP0.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs92
   
Home Runs2435
   
RBI105
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Batting Avg.278
   
Strikeouts243113
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
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
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, highlighted by his two-run homer in the third inning. He also singled, drew a walk, and scored a second time later in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 30th
 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
Manny Machado went 2-for-5 in the game, hitting two singles, scoring once and driving in a run in the process. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 23rd
 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
Manny Machado went 3-for-5 on Tuesday, hitting two solo home runs and a single.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
Manny Machado went 3-for-4 on Saturday, hitting two singles and a double, scoring twice and driving in a run in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Manny Machado was 2-for-4 on the day, hitting a double and a homer, driving in two runs and scoring once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
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
Machado was on pace to set career highs in most statistical categories other than steals after last year's 60-game season. He set career bests in strikeout and walk rates and, most importantly to fantasy managers, batting average, where he checked in at .304. Machado's batting average was earned (he had an identica .304 xBA), and came on the back of him cutting his ground ball rate to a career low 37.2% and his line drive rate to a career high 22%. Machado is still just entering his age-29 season, and will continue to bat in a loaded lineup. Expect some regression from his batting average, but all his other stellar numbers should remain on par, meaning it will be another outstanding season that is worth a second-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Being picked at his ceiling, which is always a no-no for me. Was all over him last season with his depressed ADP, now it is too high, and I will have very little shares.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Machado rode a career-year all the way to a third place finish in the National League MVP voting last summer. He proved to be a massive bargain in fantasy drafts following a disappointing 2019 campaign. Perhaps we never should've overreacted to his first year in San Diego, as Machado remains a tremendous talent. The issue with drafting him in 2021 is that we're paying a premium now. He'll need to produce at a similar rate as last year to pay off his aggressive ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros