Truly the scariest pitcher in Cleveland Indians history was Corey Kluber. Emotionless, methodical, and brutally accurate (maybe thanks to Spider Tack). When you stared him down it was like your eventual ghost, letting you know there was no other way this was going to go. A pitcher like that could only be at number one. That or Danny Baez, mostly because there was a 60/40 chance he was going to drill you in the beanbags. He had no accuracy.
So Shane Bieber isn’t the same ruthless, cold, robot that Klub-bot was. Yet, he’s more akin to a Patrick Bateman. The smiling, happy, very normal-looking guy, who then gets super nasty on you out of nowhere. The mystique isn’t as prolific as someone like Kluber but his ability to mow down the opposition is no less impressive.
What he wields isn’t just an impressive foray of pitches, but the marvelous ability to utilize them all to haunt you. Like a ghost in a low-budget horror movie, you never seem to see Bieber’s worst coming. So many hitters are left awe-struck at the efficiency and brutal accuracy. He’s proven time and time again that he’s the Ace of the AL and has been one person that the Indians can rely on to get them through the roughest of patches.