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Shane Bieber

#57 | RHP
Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
Shane Bieber
Name: Shane Robert Bieber
Born: May 31, 1995 in Orange, Calif. USA
College: UC Santa Barbara
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (122nd overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2016 (signed for $420,000)
Bieber thrived as the No. 3 starter in 2015 for the Gauchos behind No. 4 overall pick Dillon Tate (Rangers) and fifth-rounder Justin Jacome (Marlins), then shifted into the Friday ace role as a junior. Bieber doesn't have ace stuff but he does have premium control, having ranked in the top 15 in the country the last two seasons with 1.05 BB/9 IP over more than 200 innings. He thrives at locating his 88-92 mph fastball (that more typically sits at 89-90), which he commands well for a college pitcher. He can pitch up and down with it and then mix in his fringe-average breaking ball, more of a slider than a curve. His too-firm low-80s changeup also earns fringe-average grades but plays up thanks to his fastball command and pitchability. Bieber pitches with tempo and aggressiveness belying his fringy stuff, competes well and has shown durability. Bieber has one of the cleanest, most repeatable deliveries of any pitcher in the college class. His lack of a present plus pitch limits him to a back-of-the-rotation ceiling.
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