Who Should I Draft?

Eduardo Rodriguez or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 53
Best Rank# 15# 24
Worst Rank# 102# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 150
Best Rank# 99# 133
Worst Rank# 136# 158
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158155
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.653.94
WHIP1.241.27
   
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Going For 2
# 52# 84
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 28# 80
   
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# 65# 78
   
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Brewer Rat
# 37# 39
   
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Beast Dome
# 15# 60
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 73# 77
   
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CBS Sports
# 40# 62
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 71
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 56
   
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# 44# 54
   
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# 39# 74
   
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# 35# 45
   
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# 59# 61
   
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# 50# 51
   
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# 55# 60
   
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# 27# 55
   
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# 68# 34
   
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# 40
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 40
   
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# 60# 40
   
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# 51# 41
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 42
   
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# 61# 44
   
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The Athletic
# 64# 44
   
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# 52# 44
   
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The Athletic
# 80# 45
   
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The Athletic
# 64# 46
   
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# 56# 47
   
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# 54# 47
   
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# 75# 49
   
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# 67# 62
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 77
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3127
   
Games Started3123
   
Innings Pitched183.0130.1
   
Wins1313
   
Losses105
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130119
   
Earned Runs5855
   
Home Runs Allowed1716
   
Strikeouts202146
   
Walks6845
   
ERA2.853.82
   
WHIP1.081.26
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2526
   
Games Started2526
   
Innings Pitched150.4142.9
   
Wins1010
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132131
   
Earned Runs6163
   
Home Runs Allowed1919
   
Strikeouts158155
   
Walks5450
   
ERA3.653.94
   
WHIP1.241.27
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 Mike Foltynewicz was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs and three walks while striking out nine through seven innings, taking the win over the Twins on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
 Mike Foltynewicz (2-5) gave up eight runs over four innings to the Nationals on Saturday, allowing eight hits and two walks, while striking out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed one earned run on four hits and five walks while striking out six over six innings in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The win brings him to 2-5 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven batters over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed four earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits, did not give up a walk and struck out seven batters as the Red Sox beat the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 Foltynewicz (1-5) surrendered three earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk across six innings while taking a loss against the Pirates on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings Sunday in a win over the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
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
An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
Andrew Gould - 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