Shane Bieber
Shane Bieber
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Indians
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In Bieber's rookie campaign, his 4.55 ERA was more than a run higher than his 3.23 xFIP and 3.45 SIERA. Once again, the ERA estimators proved prescient as Bieber posted a 3.28 ERA, perfectly supported with a 3.23 xFIP and 3.36 SIERA. Bieber's 93-mph fastball isn't overpowering, but he deploys a four-pitch mix with excellent control, changing speeds and eye levels effectively. The result is a dominating 25.5 K-BB%. Curiously, Bieber's average exit velocity allowed, and hard-hit rate are very poor, around 4th percentile. Last season's .296 BABIP wasn't affected much, but there's noteworthy concern as evidenced by a .246 xBA -- 17 points higher than his actual .229 mark. The high average exit velocity was responsible for 31 homers in 214.1 innings. Bieber will be drafted as an ace, rightfully so. Just beware there's some risk if he doesn't induce weaker contact. If he does, he's elite. Read Past Outlooks
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Earns eighth win
PCleveland Indians
September 17, 2020
Bieber (8-1) allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 across 7.2 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers.
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Bieber mowed down the Tigers lineup, playing a key role in the team ending an eight-game losing streak. He held Detroit scoreless until his final pitch when he allowed a three-run home run. Despite the disappointing end, Bieber punched out at least ten batters for the fifth time in his last seven starts. He has also maintained a stellar 1.74 ERA with a 112:18 K:BB ratio across 72.1 frames for the season. He'll take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday against the White Sox.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
104
Last 10 Games
104
Last 5 Games
107
How many pitches does Shane Bieber generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Shane Bieber generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .243 804 246 47 181 46 2 27
Since 2018vs Right .230 816 243 34 179 36 1 24
2020vs Left .155 139 56 10 20 3 0 1
2020vs Right .188 137 56 8 24 2 0 6
2019vs Left .228 408 127 20 87 17 0 18
2019vs Right .231 451 132 20 99 20 1 13
2018vs Left .316 257 63 17 74 26 2 8
2018vs Right .252 228 55 6 56 14 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.06 1.29 177.1 13 8 0 10.9 2.0 1.1
Since 2018Away 2.81 0.95 224.0 21 6 0 11.0 1.7 1.2
2020Home 1.59 1.06 17.0 3 0 0 18.0 2.6 0.0
2020Away 1.79 0.80 55.1 5 1 0 12.7 2.1 1.1
2019Home 3.64 1.22 111.1 6 3 0 10.8 2.1 1.3
2019Away 2.88 0.87 103.0 9 5 0 10.9 1.2 1.3
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
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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 2019 data (min 120 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
6.22
 
K/9
13.9
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
1.74
 
WHIP
0.86
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
1.73
 
Left On Base
92.0%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.2%
 
Spin Rate
2368 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.3%
 
Swinging Strike
17.5%
 
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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.
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Outdueled by Maeda
PCleveland Indians
September 11, 2020
Bieber (7-1) allowed three runs on five hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out eight across seven innings but was handed his first loss of the season Friday against the Twins.
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Remains unbeaten
PCleveland Indians
September 6, 2020
Bieber (7-0) picked up the win Sunday against the Brewers, allowing one run on five hits and a walk across five innings. He fanned 10.
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Stellar start sees no reward
PCleveland Indians
August 31, 2020
Bieber pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and four walks while striking out nine versus the Royals on Monday. He did not factor in the decision.
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Keeps perfect record intact
PCleveland Indians
August 25, 2020
Bieber (6-0) earned the win against Minnesota on Tuesday, tossing six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 10.
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Brilliant again in fifth win
PCleveland Indians
August 20, 2020
Biber (5-0) picked up the win in Thursday's 2-0 victory over the Pirates after allowing six hits over six scoreless innings. He struck out 11 without walking a batter.
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