Shane Bieber

Shane Bieber

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Guardians
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Bieber came into 2021 with aplomb after his Cy Young-winning season in 2020. There was some expected regression baked into his projections, but the final results were harsh given the events of the season. Bieber pitched effectively over 16 starts before a shoulder strain in mid-June essentially ended his season as he pitched just six more innings late in the campaign. His 2021 peripherals lineup up rather well with what he was doing in 2019 setting aside the highest walk rate of his career, albeit one at just 8.1%. His pitches still performed well as three of them -- the curve, slider and cutter -- had Whiff rates over 40% last season. His fastball betrayed him as both his expected batting average and slugging percentage were well below the actual numbers. He still pitches in a friendly division, so there should be no reason Bieber cannot return to ace status if the shoulder is healthy. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#32
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$Signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Guardians in March of 2022.
Posts quality start Saturday
PCleveland Guardians
May 14, 2022
Bieber tossed six innings against Minnesota on Saturday, allowing one run on seven hits and three walks while striking out seven. He did not factor in the decision.
ANALYSIS
Bieber was coming off his worst outing of the campaign last weekend against Toronto, but he turned things around with his fourth quality start of the season. The right-hander gave up a solo home run to Gio Urshela in the fourth inning but otherwise kept the Twins off the scoreboard for six frames. He tied a season high with seven strikeouts despite inducing only seven swinging strikes. Bieber will carry a 3.72 ERA into his next start, which is lined up to come at home against Detroit next weekend.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
89
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
94
How many pitches does Shane Bieber generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-44%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .202 406 149 35 74 17 1 7
Since 2020vs Right .219 459 143 31 93 15 1 15
2022vs Left .167 59 16 3 9 3 0 0
2022vs Right .298 104 20 9 28 5 1 4
2021vs Left .249 205 76 21 45 11 1 6
2021vs Right .210 200 58 12 39 7 0 5
2020vs Left .153 142 57 11 20 3 0 1
2020vs Right .181 155 65 10 26 3 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-68%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-31%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.36 1.27 72.1 6 3 0 12.9 3.2 0.9
Since 2020Away 2.37 1.00 140.1 10 4 0 12.1 2.6 1.0
2022Home 7.71 1.61 9.1 1 1 0 6.8 2.9 0.0
2022Away 2.45 1.16 29.1 0 1 0 8.9 2.8 1.2
2021Home 3.51 1.32 41.0 2 2 0 11.6 3.3 1.5
2021Away 2.91 1.13 55.2 5 2 0 13.1 2.9 0.6
2020Home 1.23 1.05 22.0 3 0 0 18.0 3.3 0.0
2020Away 1.79 0.80 55.1 5 1 0 12.7 2.1 1.1
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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
3.00
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
90.8 mph
 
ERA
3.72
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.311
 
GB/FB
1.24
 
Left On Base
73.7%
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.5%
 
Spin Rate
2262 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.9%
 
Swinging Strike
11.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bieber followed up his breakout 2019 season by winning the American League Cy Young Award in a unanimous vote. The right-hander was not an MVP finalist alongside teammate Jose Ramirez, but Bieber had a case; he ranked third in all of baseball in fWAR (behind Ramirez and Freddie Freeman) and went 8-1 in 12 starts, carrying a Cleveland rotation that was without Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac for a prolonged stretch. Bieber led the majors in K-BB rate at 34% and held opponents to a .167 average while showcasing some of the best command seen on a baseball field in recent memory. Hitters can still hit the ball hard when they manage to connect, but the connections are so few and far between that it hardly matters. The only real question is: has Bieber surpassed Jacob deGrom and/or Gerrit Cole among starters? It's close, but remember Bieber won't get to pitch all his games against Central Division teams in 2021.
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.
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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Blasted by Blue Jays
PCleveland Guardians
May 8, 2022
Bieber (1-2) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, coughing up seven runs on eight hits and three walks over 3.1 innings without striking out a batter.
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Friday's matchup called off
PCleveland Guardians
May 6, 2022
Bieber and the Guardians won't play Friday against the Blue Jays after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
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Sharp in Saturday's no-decision
PCleveland Guardians
May 1, 2022
Bieber didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Athletics, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out seven.
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Pitches well but takes loss Monday
PCleveland Guardians
April 25, 2022
Bieber (1-1) suffered the loss against the Angels on Monday, pitching 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six.
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Quality start yields first win
PCleveland Guardians
April 21, 2022
Bieber (1-0) earned the win in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the White Sox. He allowed a run on four hits and zero walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.
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