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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Shane Bieber (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 8
Best Rank# 5# 4
Worst Rank# 15# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 25
Best Rank# 20# 21
Worst Rank# 26# 31
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8080
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.613.60
WHIP1.151.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 6# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 5
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 7
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 4
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 7
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3334
   
Games Started3333
   
Innings Pitched209.2214.1
   
Wins1815
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed161185
   
Earned Runs7778
   
Home Runs Allowed2431
   
Strikeouts251259
   
Walks5640
   
ERA3.323.28
   
WHIP1.041.05
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched70.771.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6167
   
Earned Runs2829
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts8080
   
Walks2014
   
ERA3.613.60
   
WHIP1.151.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
News 
 Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out four in Wednesday's matchup against the Houston Astros.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
Shane Bieber will remain the Indians' Opening Day starter on July 24th.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
  The Indians announced Shane Bieber will be the team's Opening Day starter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Notes 
 Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - 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