Shane Bieber
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The surface numbers from Bieber's rookie season leave a lot to be desired, but he was much better than a 4.55 ERA and 1.33 WHIP would suggest. After getting the call in late May, Bieber struck out more than five batters for every one he walked (5.13 K/BB, 19.6% K-BB) while maintaining an above-average groundball rate (46.6%). A sub-70 percent strand rate and .356 BABIP skewed the ratios. In the end, all three of his FIP, xFIP and SIERA were more than a full run lower than his ERA. Bieber wasn't afraid to challenge hitters, throwing first-pitch strikes 66.4% of the time, and he used his breaking stuff later in counts to get swinging strikes. He doesn't overpower hitters with the fastball, but Bieber's pitch mix and command put him in position to be successful for a long time in the major leagues. He threw 194.1 innings between the majors and minors last year and shouldn't have any real limitations in 2019. This is a pitcher you want on your team. Read Past Outlooks
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Posts 15-strikeout shutout
PCleveland Indians
May 19, 2019
Bieber (3-2) gave up five hits while striking out 15 in a complete-game shutout win over the Orioles on Sunday.
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Bieber induced 27 swinging strikes out of his 107 pitches to stifle the Orioles to record his third win. After allowing five runs and four home runs in his last start, he delivered a masterful performance for his fourth quality start in his last five outings. The 23-year-old has a 3-2 record with a 3.22 ERA through nine starts this season. Bieber will make his next start Friday against the Rays.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .293 361 92 25 96 29 2 12
Since 2017vs Right .231 359 95 11 80 20 0 11
2019vs Left .234 104 29 8 22 3 0 4
2019vs Right .192 131 40 5 24 6 0 6
2018vs Left .316 257 63 17 74 26 2 8
2018vs Right .252 228 55 6 56 14 0 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.82 1.33 80.1 5 6 0 9.9 1.5 1.2
Since 2017Away 3.48 1.13 93.0 9 1 0 9.6 2.2 1.2
2019Home 3.16 1.02 31.1 1 1 0 11.8 1.4 1.4
2019Away 3.29 0.99 27.1 2 1 0 9.2 2.6 1.6
2018Home 5.88 1.53 49.0 4 5 0 8.6 1.5 1.1
2018Away 3.56 1.19 65.2 7 0 0 9.7 2.1 1.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Shane Bieber compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 40 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.31
 
K/9
10.6
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
3.22
 
WHIP
1.01
 
BABIP
.272
 
GB/FB
1.27
 
Left On Base
80.0%
 
Exit Velocity
90.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
11.3%
 
Spin Rate
2157 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
46.0%
 
Swinging Strike
13.6%
 
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Start moved to Sunday
PCleveland Indians
May 16, 2019
Bieber will make his next start Sunday against the Orioles, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Hit hard in loss
PCleveland Indians
May 13, 2019
Bieber (2-2) gave up five runs on seven hits while striking out six through 6.1 innings, taking the loss against the White Sox on Monday.
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Takes another no-decision
PCleveland Indians
May 8, 2019
Bieber gave up three runs on eight hits and one walk over 6.1 innings during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the White Sox. He struck out six but did not factor in the decision.
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Pitches well in no-decision
PCleveland Indians
May 3, 2019
Bieber allowed one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across 7.2 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Friday.
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Takes first loss
PCleveland Indians
April 21, 2019
Bieber (2-1) was charged with seven runs (five earned) on five hits over 2.1 innings in a loss to the Braves on Sunday. He struck out three and walked one.
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