Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Nick Pivetta (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 50
Best Rank# 24# 31
Worst Rank# 226# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 149# 151
Best Rank# 136# 147
Worst Rank# 157# 168
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts147177
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA3.844.15
WHIP1.231.29
   
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  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2033
   
Games Started1932
   
Innings Pitched115.1164.2
   
Wins117
   
Losses514
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130163
   
Earned Runs5887
   
Home Runs Allowed1324
   
Strikeouts118188
   
Walks2351
   
ERA4.554.77
   
WHIP1.331.30
   
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2730
   
Games Started2630
   
Innings Pitched154.9162.2
   
Wins1110
   
Losses810
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed159154
   
Earned Runs6675
   
Home Runs Allowed1823
   
Strikeouts147177
   
Walks3155
   
ERA3.844.15
   
WHIP1.231.29
   
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber struggled in a 7-5 win over the Twins on Sunday. Bieber gave up four runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in a 6-2 win over the Angels on Monday. Bieber allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 10th
Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn his first save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched well in an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. Bieber allowed two runs over seven innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Pivetta will reportedly move to the bullpen once the Phillies' signing of Drew Smyly is official.
James Bisson
Fri, Jul 19th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber turned in a quality start in a 4-0 loss to the Rays on Friday. Bieber allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 31st
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on no hits and four walks while striking out four over 2 1/3 innings in a rain-shortened no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 18th
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber turned in a quality start in a 9-8 loss to the Royals on Sunday. Bieber allowed three runs (two earned) over seven innings while striking out eight.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 25th
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. The loss drops him to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 12th
Notes 
 Bieber is the rare pitcher who may throw too many strikes. His pinpoint control is helpful for his WHIP, and he's shown the ability to strike out close to a batter per inning, but he gave up so many hits as a rookie that his ERA ballooned to 4.55. That is due for quite a bit of positive regression, but Bieber's ERA may always trail behind his WHIP. For now, expect his ERA to settle in the mid-to-high 3s.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Baseball fans could soon think of that pop singer as the other Bieber. After generating a 13.68 K/BB ratio (!) throughout his minor league career, the Cleveland righty recorded 118 strikeouts to 23 walks in 114.2 big league frames. He also, however, got pegged to a 4.55 ERA. Lefties crushed him (.311/.362/.547), and a subpar four-seam fastball didn't fool anyone. Yet he also boasted a 3.23 FIP with a superb slider that submitted a 26.2% swinging-strike rate. Corey Kluber and Corey Carrasco have emerged as aces despite mediocre heaters, so perhaps Cleveland can apply the same winning formula to Bieber. He's still reasonably priced as a mid-range breakout pick, but it wouldn't be surprising to see his ADP skyrocket this spring.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros