Who Should I Draft?

David Robertson or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 57
Best Rank# 15# 30
Worst Rank# 102# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 145
Best Rank# 99# 125
Worst Rank# 136# 242
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15889
Wins104
Saves022
ERA3.653.04
WHIP1.241.10
   
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Injury Alert-IL60
   
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# 51# 54
   
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# 37# 53
   
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  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3169
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched183.070.1
   
Wins138
   
Losses103
   
Saves05
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds021
   
Hits Allowed13046
   
Earned Runs5825
   
Home Runs Allowed177
   
Strikeouts20291
   
Walks6826
   
ERA2.853.23
   
WHIP1.081.03
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2565
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched150.466.2
   
Wins104
   
Losses83
   
Saves022
   
Blown Saves010
   
Holds09
   
Hits Allowed13248
   
Earned Runs6122
   
Home Runs Allowed197
   
Strikeouts15889
   
Walks5425
   
ERA3.653.04
   
WHIP1.241.10
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
David Robertson
RP - PHI
David Robertson
News 
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out five over four innings in Saturday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 29th
Phillies reliever David Robertson is out for the season and is expected to need surgery to repair the flexor tendon. He may also require Tommy John Surgery at some point, according to a report from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
 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
Phillies reliever David Robertson saw orthopedist James Andrews on Monday and will not throw for another three weeks, according to beat writer Matt Gelb on Twitter. Rest has been recommended for his ailing elbow.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 13th
 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
David Robertson (elbow) will be evaluated when the team returns home later this week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 22nd
 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
David Robertson has been placed on the IL for 10 days, due to elbow soreness. Righty Drew Anderson will be called up from Triple-A. The relief man is scheduled to undergo a MRI on Tuesday, but is not currently concerned about his long-term status.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
 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
Phillies reliever David Robertson pitched in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Twins, recording two outs and earning a hold before giving way to lefty Adam Morgan. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
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
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler refused to commit to a single closer in 2018, and that will reportedly happen again in 2019, even after Philadelphia spent $23 million this offseason to bring in Robertson on a two-year contract. Robertson and Seranthony Dominguez are the two logical candidates to share the closer's role, but further late-inning shenanigans simply can't be ruled out from Kapler.
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
Robertson, the owner of a 2.88 ERA and 2.81 FIP, has posted a K/9 of 10.4 or higher in each of his 11 MLB seasons. In most leagues, it's not the end of the world if he isn't Philadelphia's full-time closer, the likely outcome given Gabe Kapler's diversified ninth-inning usage last season. He should at least be in line for some saves alongside Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris, making him an intriguing speculative pick once the sturdier choices (there aren't many) fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros