2022 Player Outlook
After winning the Cy Young award in 2020, there were some lofty expectations for Bieber, none of which materialized due to a shoulder injury that limited him to just 16 starts last season. The season opened just as it closed the year before with Bieber posting a 2.76 ERA with a 14.46 K/9 over the first month of the season but proceeded to decline with each and every appearance until he finally landed on the Injured List in June and didn't return to action until September where he made just one start. Some regression was to be expected, but it was clear that Bieber's season unraveled due to injury. Now the question remains, can he get that magic back? His peripherals aligned a lot more with his 2019 numbers which is how you should probably expect him to perform again this season. The numbers will remain strong and, with full health, perhaps even trend towards some of what we witnessed in 2020. He remains a top-15 starting pitcher in the majors and should be drafted in 2022 as such.