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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Strikes out eight in no-decision
PCleveland Indians
August 9, 2020
Bieber allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in a no-decision versus the White Sox on Sunday.
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Bieber allowed two home runs for the second time in four starts this season, but he was still able to record his fourth quality start. The right-hander saw his ERA rise to 1.63 with a 0.76 WHIP and 43:5 K:BB in 27.2 innings. The Cleveland ace is expected to make his next start in Detroit next Sunday.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
102
Last 10 Games
102
Last 5 Games
102
How many pitches does Shane Bieber generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
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
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .253 715 209 40 168 44 2 26
Since 2018vs Right .235 730 211 28 164 34 1 22
2020vs Left .149 50 19 3 7 1 0 0
2020vs Right .188 51 24 2 9 0 0 4
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
 
 
-27%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
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 4.17 1.30 166.1 11 8 0 10.6 1.9 1.2
Since 2018Away 3.03 0.97 190.1 18 5 0 10.6 1.6 1.2
2020Home 0.00 0.83 6.0 1 0 0 21.0 1.5 0.0
2020Away 2.08 0.74 21.2 2 0 0 12.0 1.7 1.7
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
8.60
 
K/9
14.0
 
BB/9
1.6
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
1.63
 
WHIP
0.76
 
BABIP
.255
 
GB/FB
1.50
 
Left On Base
103.9%
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2386 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
31.2%
 
Swinging Strike
18.5%
 
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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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Fans eight in win
PCleveland Indians
August 4, 2020
Bieber (3-0) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over 7.2 innings in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.
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Dominates again in second start
PCleveland Indians
July 30, 2020
Bieber (2-0) earned the win against Minnesota on Thursday, pitching eight scoreless innings and allowing three hits while striking out 13.
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Tosses six scoreless innings
PCleveland Indians
July 24, 2020
Bieber (1-0) earned the win during Friday's 2-0 victory over the Royals. He tossed six scoreless innings, giving up four hits and one walk while fanning 14.
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Remains Opening Day starter
PCleveland Indians
July 3, 2020
Bieber said Friday he'll be Cleveland's Opening Day starter on July 24, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Named Opening Day starter
PCleveland Indians
March 6, 2020
Bieber was confirmed as Cleveland's Opening Day starter Friday.
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