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Mike Foltynewicz

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2018 Stats

W-L

7-5

ERA

2.66

WHIP

1.11

K

120

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Just when it seemed like Foltynewicz was headed for a breakout season, he imploded, finishing with a 7.27 ERA and 1.73 WHIP over his final nine starts (43.1 innings). He did a better job of limiting t...

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2018 ADP:  338.42

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 200   DOB: 10/7/1991   BORN: Sterling, IL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Foltynewicz Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Braves in February of 2018.

July 11, 2018  –  Mike Foltynewicz News

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Foltynewicz (7-5) picked up the win in Wednesday's 9-5 victory over the Blue Jays, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings while striking out six.

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Mike Foltynewicz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 18 R GRE 12 12 0 44.2 46 20 3 39 15 0 3 0 0 0 4.03 1.38
2011 19 A LEX 26 26 0 134.0 149 74 10 88 51 5 11 0 0 0 4.97 1.49
2012 20 A LEX 27 27 0 152.0 145 53 11 125 62 14 4 0 0 0 3.14 1.36
2013 21 A+ LAN 23 5 0 26.0 31 11 4 29 14 1 0 0 0 0 3.81 1.73
2013 21 AA COR 23 16 0 103.1 75 33 8 95 52 5 3 3 0 0 2.87 1.23
2014 22 AAA OKL 21 18 0 102.2 98 58 10 102 52 7 7 0 0 0 5.08 1.47
2014 22 MAJ HOU 16 0 0 18.7 23 11 3 14 7 0 1 0 0 1 5.30 1.61
2015 23 AAA GWI 10 10 0 56.2 52 22 7 63 26 1 6 0 0 0 3.49 1.39
2015 23 MAJ ATL 18 15 0 86.7 112 55 17 77 29 4 6 0 0 1 5.71 1.63
2016 24 AAA GWI 5 5 0 27.0 13 5 0 25 14 1 2 0 0 0 1.67 1.00
2016 24 MAJ ATL 22 22 0 123.3 125 59 18 111 35 9 5 0 0 0 4.31 1.30
2017 25 MAJ ATL 29 28 0 154.0 169 82 20 143 59 10 13 0 0 0 4.79 1.48
2018 26 MAJ ATL 18 18 1 101.7 71 30 10 120 42 7 5 0 0 0 2.66 1.11
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3-Year Averages     23 21 0 121.3 135 65 18 110 41 7 8 0 0 0 4.82 1.45
Career  (View All)     103 83 1 484.3 500 237 68 465 172 30 30 0 4.40 1.39

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Mike Foltynewicz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 11 Tor 6.7 6 5 5 2 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.66 1.11
Jul. 6 @Mil 6.0 6 5 5 2 0 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.37 1.11
Jul. 1 @StL 5.0 1 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.02 1.11
Jun. 25 Cin 5.0 1 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.14 1.13
Jun. 12 NYM 5.0 2 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.16 1.14
Jun. 6 @SD 5.0 5 2 2 0 3 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.31 1.19
Jun. 1 Was 9.0 2 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 2.22 1.16
May. 27 @Bos 7.0 3 1 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.55 1.28
May. 21 @Phi 6.0 6 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.72 1.34
May. 15 ChC 5.0 3 1 0 0 5 10 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.87 1.34
May. 10 @Mia 5.0 3 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.21 1.31
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
17.7 13 10 10 4 5 22 1 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 5.09 1.02
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
27.7 16 11 11 5 9 32 2 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.58 0.90
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
64.7 38 17 15 6 25 77 2 1 1 5-3 0 0 0 2.09 0.97

Mike Foltynewicz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018210582931735.175
201733363339120111.308
20162425221541329.251

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018205621340415.211
20173598026781729.248
20162835914711219.273

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201852.0310642152.771.10
201768.3550642563.951.45
201653.7310511954.191.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201849.7440562152.541.13
201785.75807934145.461.51
201669.76406016134.391.39
Mike Foltynewicz vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Max Scherzer WAS 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000

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Mike Foltynewicz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 18 R GRE 12 12 44.2 7.94 3.05 2.60 0.61 70.7% 4.03 3.74 .334
2011 19 A LEX 26 26 134.0 5.91 3.43 1.73 0.67 66.3% 4.97 4.16 .324
2012 20 A LEX 27 27 152.0 7.40 3.67 2.02 0.65 78.6% 3.14 3.82 .306
2013 21 A+ LAN 23 5 26.0 10.04 4.85 2.07 1.38 82.9% 3.81 4.58 .379
2013 21 AA COR 23 16 103.1 8.29 4.54 1.83 0.70 79% 2.87 4.02 .255
2014 22 AAA OKL 21 18 102.2 8.98 4.58 1.96 0.88 65.7% 5.08 4.30 .321
2014 22 MAJ HOU 16 0 18.7 6.75 3.37 2.00 1.45 0.60 70.4% 96.7 MPH 5.30 4.91 .341
2015 23 AAA GWI 10 10 56.2 10.09 4.16 2.42 1.12 78.9% 3.49 3.97 .320
2015 23 MAJ ATL 18 15 86.7 8.00 3.01 2.66 1.77 0.88 69.4% 95.0 MPH 5.71 5.12 .362
2016 24 AAA GWI 5 5 27.0 8.33 4.67 1.79 0.00 81.5% 1.67 3.13 .203
2016 24 MAJ ATL 22 22 123.3 8.10 2.55 3.17 1.31 1.22 71.1% 95.2 MPH 4.31 4.29 .311
2017 25 MAJ ATL 29 28 154.0 8.36 3.45 2.42 1.17 1.34 70.2% 95.3 MPH 4.79 4.38 .338
2018 26 MAJ ATL 18 18 101.7 10.62 3.72 2.86 0.89 1.43 80.6% 96.6 MPH 2.66 3.45 .268
Today's Projections     0 1 5.5 10.57 3.59 2.94 0.78 78% 2.97 -0.03 .301
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.0 10.43 3.78 2.76 0.94 79.8% 2.96 3.50 .294
Rest Of Season     0 13 72.4 10.57 3.45 3.07 0.84 79.5% 2.84 3.21 .299
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3-Year Averages     23 21 121.3 8.16 3.04 2.68 1.34 70.3% 4.82 4.33 .335
Career     103 83 484.3 8.64 3.20 2.70 1.26 72% 4.40 4.21 .324

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Mike Foltynewicz Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 154 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 101.7 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Mike Foltynewicz    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.86 K/BB
AVERAGE
10.62 K/9
ELITE
3.72 BB/9
POOR
96.6 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.9 HR/9
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1.43 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.66 ERA
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1.11 WHIP
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3.45 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.268 BABIP
LOW
80.6% Strand Rate
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Mike Foltynewicz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Foltynewicz (6-5) took the loss Friday, coughing up five runs on six hits over six innings while striking out seven as the Braves fell 5-4 to the Brewers.

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Foltynewicz (6-4) struck out nine batters in five scoreless innings, yielding just one hit and three walks in a 6-5 win over the Cardinals.

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Foltynewicz allowed just one run on one hit with four strikeouts but walked four batters and lasted just five innings in a no-decision Monday against the Reds.

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The Braves have activated Foltynewicz (triceps) from the disabled list, and he will jump right into the rotation Monday night against the Reds.

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Foltynewicz (triceps) is on track to start Monday's game against the Reds as long as everything checks out fine following Friday's side session, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Foltynewicz (tricpes) will start Sunday against the Orioles if his side session Friday goes well, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Foltynewicz (triceps) appears on track to return from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible to start Saturday against the Orioles, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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The Braves placed Foltynewicz (triceps) on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

He should be nicknamed "Mike Filthynewicz" with his repertoire: a mid-90s heater, a piercing slider, a hammer curve and an emerging changeup. He's still figuring it all out, but his 2016 was a nice step forward. He set career-bests in ERA, WHIP, strikeout rate, walk rate, groundball rate and HR/9. It's not a great sign when 4.31 ERA is your best ever, but it's still legitimate progress for the one-time top-100 prospect who was starting to look like a bit of a bust, even in the small 105-inning sample he had prior to 2016. He should enter his age-25 season with a firm handle on a rotation spot, eyeing his first full season and hoping to build on his '16 gains. A baseline 9-10 percent swinging strike rate is a good foundation and the raw stuff portends more. Go an extra $1 on ol' Filthynewicz.

2016

Foltynewicz was beaten out for a rotation spot by Eric Stults in spring training and opened the year at Triple-A Gwinnett. The results in his first four starts for Gwinnett were encouraging (2.08 ERA), and the Braves decided to give him a look after punting on Trevor Cahill less than a month into the season. Foltynewicz did a few things well, but his reliance on the fastball was well scouted and hitters took advantage, making hard contact nearly a third of the time and putting the ball in the air more than 43 percent of the time. That led to a 1.8 HR/9 rate and further questions about his viability as a starter. If moved to the bullpen, Foltynewicz could be a valuable back-end arm given the premium velocity, but the Braves may be inclined to give him one last shot at proving himself as a starter. Everything will ultimately depend on Foltynewicz's health; he was diagnosed with blood clots in his arm late in the year and then had to have part of his rib removed.

2015

Foltynewicz, 23, got a taste of the big leagues late last season, throwing 18.2 innings mostly in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen for the Astros. Execs with the team conceded he may not have been ready for that opportunity, however, as he allowed three home runs while compiling a 5.30 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. It's a small sample size, but the hard-throwing right-hander didn't fare much better at Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 21 appearances (18 starts) with the RedHawks, Foltynewicz went 7-7 with a 5.08 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 102:52 K:BB ratio over 102.2 innings. Traded to Atlanta in January, Foltynewicz was a key piece in the deal that sent Evan Gattis to Atlanta. Armed with a plus fastball that regularly hits 100 mph, "Folty" will need to show better control of his pitches (4.6 BB/9) to carve out a significant role with the Braves in 2015. A return to Triple-A appears likely, at least to open the season, but he has a very high ceiling if his control improves.

2014

Foltynewicz, the Astros' 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, turned in a fine season for Double-A Corpus Christi after a brief stint with Houston's High-A affiliate. The 22-year-old flamethrower appeared in 23 games (16 starts) for the Hooks and went 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA over 103.1 innings. Opposing batters hit a mere .207 against the right-hander, but they also took 52 free passes as Foltynewicz's control problems remained. If he improves his walk rate (4.5 BB/9 in Double-A), Foltynewicz's stock will go up even higher as he emerged as one of the better pitching prospects in the minors last season. He will likely make the jump to Triple-A this season, while the possibility of a late-season callup is not out of the question if he performs well there.

2013

The second time through the Sally League was much better for Foltynewicz than the first: he posted a 14-4 record across 27 starts and lowered his ERA by nearly two runs to 3.14. The improvement was enough to earn him the Most Outstanding Pitcher award in the Sally League and the Minor League Pitcher of the Year award for the Houston organization. The former first-round pick has pitched to contact more in recent years, which has resulted in fewer strikeouts, but (at least last year) better outcomes. While the team is still trying him out as a starter, there are those that think the lack of viable secondary pitches may make him best suited for the bullpen down the line. He will likely begin 2013 in Double-A, still working out of the rotation.