Who Should I Draft?

Cole Hamels or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 56
Best Rank# 15# 35
Worst Rank# 102# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 146
Best Rank# 99# 120
Worst Rank# 136# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158166
Wins1011
Saves00
ERA3.653.82
WHIP1.241.27
   
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  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3132
   
Innings Pitched183.0191.2
   
Wins139
   
Losses1012
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130176
   
Earned Runs5880
   
Home Runs Allowed1729
   
Strikeouts202188
   
Walks6865
   
ERA2.853.78
   
WHIP1.081.26
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2529
   
Innings Pitched150.4173.7
   
Wins1011
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132159
   
Earned Runs6174
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts158166
   
Walks5461
   
ERA3.653.82
   
WHIP1.241.27
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
News 
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz tossed eight shutout innings in Friday's win over the Giants, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out seven.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Cole Hamels allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four through 3.1 innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Monday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings in Monday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Cole Hamels (7-7) allowed one run on four hits and four walks while striking out six through four 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to the Padres. He took his seventh loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz tossed five shutout innings in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out two. The win brings him to 5-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
Cole Hamels (7-6) took the loss Friday against the Brewers, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed two earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 29th
Cole Hamels (7-5) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 24th
Cole Hamels did not factor into the decision in Sunday's loss to the Giants, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk over five innings.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 A relative afterthought in many 2018 drafts, Foltynewicz fastened a 2.85 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 183 frames. Deploying fewer sinkers and more sliders helped unlock his upside, but beware paying full freight for an encore. A substandard 3.34 BB/9 could cause more trouble if a .253 BABIP rises near his .303 career norm. This was a case of not paying for the career year before elbow soreness threatened his wipe out multiple April starts.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Hamels displayed all the signs of a pitcher in decline during his three seasons in Texas, but he rebounded nicely upon joining the Cubs at midseason last year. It's hard to know exactly what version of Hamels we'll get at this point, but being in the National League should help. It's not unreasonable to hope for a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP in the low 1.20s, and close to a strikeout per inning in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After posting an ERA north of 4.00 in each of his first three seasons, Foltynewicz put up a shiny 2.85 ERA in 2018. Part of that was due to a fortunate BABIP allowed of just .251, but he also earned some of the gain by boosting his K/9 rate from 8.36 to 9.93. While some regression should be expected, the bigger concern is that Folty has complained of elbow soreness this spring and may not be ready for Opening Day. That above all else should give fantasy owners pause.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Looking caput in Texas, a late trade to the Cubs sparked a revival for Hamels. The veteran southpaw sported a 2.36 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts in 76.1 innings (12 starts) with his new club. He repaired first-pitch strike (60.1%) and swinging-strike (12.1%) rates that had dipped to alarming levels (56.4%, 9.7%) in 2017, so the 35-year-old may have another strong season left in the tank. Having made at least 30 starts with 188 or more strikeouts in eight of the last nine seasons, Hamels is a more appealing mid-draft workhorse to target ahead of teammates Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros