Who Should I Draft?

Shane Bieber or Wade Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 49
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 226# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 149# 121
Best Rank# 136# 101
Worst Rank# 157# 151
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts14775
Wins113
Saves034
ERA3.843.66
WHIP1.231.22
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 39# 58
   
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# 46# 55
   
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# 61# 65
   
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# 35# 53
   
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Razzball
# 38# 44
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 44# 54
   
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Brewer Rat
# 56# 67
   
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The Athletic
# 39# 84
   
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CBS Sports
# 33# 54
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 64
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 40# 61
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 53
   
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Razzball
# 24# 61
   
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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# 44# 46
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 54
   
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# 40# 70
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 50
   
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# 30# 24
   
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# 42# 31
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 41
   
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Fake Teams
# 46# 45
   
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The Athletic
# 48# 39
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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RotoBaller
# 52# 46
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Football Empire
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Freeze Stats
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RotoBaller
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USA Today
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The Fake Baseball
# 66# 53
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 47
   
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FanGraphs
# 74# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 84# 37
   
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RotoBaller
# 86# 56
   
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Sporfolio
# 103# 73
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 113# 48
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 226# 65
   
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2069
   
Games Started190
   
Innings Pitched115.165.2
   
Wins113
   
Losses56
   
Saves043
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed13043
   
Earned Runs5830
   
Home Runs Allowed138
   
Strikeouts11878
   
Walks2326
   
ERA4.554.13
   
WHIP1.331.06
   
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2763
   
Games Started260
   
Innings Pitched154.962.2
   
Wins113
   
Losses83
   
Saves034
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15950
   
Earned Runs6625
   
Home Runs Allowed188
   
Strikeouts14775
   
Walks3127
   
ERA3.843.66
   
WHIP1.231.22
   
  Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Wade Davis
RP - COL
Wade Davis
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
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are removing Wade Davis from the closer role.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
 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
Wade Davis was hit hard on Wednesday versus the Dodgers, giving up five runs (via two homers) and recording just one out.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 1st
 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
Wade Davis picked up his 15th save of the year on Thursday against the Nationals, striking out the side to secure the 8-7 Rockies win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 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
Wade Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 17th
 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
Wade Davis threw a scoreless ninth on Friday versus Cincinnati to earn his 13th save of the year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
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
You may feel comfortable with the fact that Wade Davis is incredible, but beware of Coors. The saves will come, but chances are high that his ratios will lag behind what you are looking for in a closer. At his current ADP, you will almost certainly be able to wait and snag a better option.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Davis was shaky at times in his first season in Colorado, but he led the National League with 43 saves, and a strong 10.74 K/9 and 1.06 WHIP offset his bloated 4.13 ERA. Expect his ERA and WHIP to move closer to his career marks of 3.50 and 1.25, respectively, though each may be a bit higher because of the Coors Field effect. Barring a total collapse, Davis should have plenty of job security and again be a top-20 fantasy closer.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It only takes one bad week to torpedo a reliever's season. Davis relinquished eight runs in three outings from Aug. 2-9, raising his ERA from 4.20 to 5.51. He recovered back to 4.13 by allowing one run over his last 18 innings, but the final line remains far too high for a pricey reliever. Despite looking more like his dominant self down the stretch, diminished velocity and a putrid 49.4% first-pitch strike rate pose major problems. The Rockies kept him in the ninth all season over the clearly superior Adam Ottavino, who signed with the Yankees, so job security makes Davis one of few "saves are saves" picks still left on the table.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros