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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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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Josh Donaldson accounted for most of the damage against Bieber, taking the right-hander deep in the first and second innings. Manager Terry Francona wouldn't let Bieber work out of trouble in the third, pulling him after only 65 pitches. It was a step backward, but Bieber was a top-15 starting pitcher in terms of earned 2019 value before this outing. He will look to get back on track next weekend in Houston.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .301 286 70 21 78 26 2 9
Since 2017vs Right .232 281 70 8 63 16 0 5
2019vs Left .160 29 7 4 4 0 0 1
2019vs Right .140 53 15 2 7 2 0 0
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
 
 
-44%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-60%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.56 1.44 55.0 4 5 0 9.2 1.6 1.1
Since 2017Away 3.12 1.13 80.2 9 0 0 9.4 2.1 0.8
2019Home 3.00 0.67 6.0 0 0 0 13.5 3.0 1.5
2019Away 1.20 0.87 15.0 2 0 0 7.8 2.4 0.0
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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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.
K/BB
3.57
 
K/9
9.6
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
93.0 mph
 
ERA
3.47
 
WHIP
0.99
 
BABIP
.242
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Strand %
70.0%
 
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Pitches six strong
PCleveland Indians
April 16, 2019
Bieber (2-0) allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks across six-plus innings in a victory against the Mariners on Tuesday.
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Seven strong innings
PCleveland Indians
April 11, 2019
Bieber (1-0) allowed three hits while walking one and striking out six across seven scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers.
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Strong effort in no-decision
PCleveland Indians
April 6, 2019
Bieber didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks over six innings while striking out nine.
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Slots into rotation Friday
PCleveland Indians
April 3, 2019
Bieber will start Friday against the Blue Jays, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Not needed as starter anytime soon
PCleveland Indians
March 31, 2019
Bieber won't be needed as a starter until late next week at the earliest, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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