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Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Mike Clevinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 11
Best Rank# 4# 4
Worst Rank# 27# 378
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 32
Best Rank# 21# 29
Worst Rank# 30# 51
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8078
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.613.45
WHIP1.131.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 12# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 10# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 378
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 8# 15
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 6# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 7# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 7
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 8# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 11# 6
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3421
   
Games Started3321
   
Innings Pitched214.1126.0
   
Wins1513
   
Losses84
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18596
   
Earned Runs7838
   
Home Runs Allowed3110
   
Strikeouts259169
   
Walks4037
   
ERA3.282.71
   
WHIP1.051.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched72.365.0
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6754
   
Earned Runs2925
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts8078
   
Walks1522
   
ERA3.613.45
   
WHIP1.131.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
News 
 Indians pitching coach Carl Willis praised Shane Bieber for his first summer workout this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Indians pitching coach Carl Willis says Mike Clevinger (knee) has been able to field his position during summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Shane Bieber will remain the Indians' Opening Day starter on July 24th.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Mike Clevinger (knee) is "doing well," per Indians' manager Terry Francona.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 16th
 The Indians announced Shane Bieber will be the team's Opening Day starter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Mike Clevinger (knee) threw a bullpen session on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Mike Clevinger (knee) threw from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
  The Indians announced Friday that Mike Clevinger (knee) is expected to return to Major League game activity in six to eight weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
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
As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
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
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy