Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 57
Best Rank# 27# 15
Worst Rank# 111# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 131# 112
Best Rank# 118# 99
Worst Rank# 139# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts168158
Wins1310
Saves00
ERA3.853.65
WHIP1.231.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 80
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 51
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 40# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 60
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 54
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 64# 80
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 60# 81
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 65
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 52
   
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BretskyBall
# 41# 61
   
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The Athletic
# 65# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 50
   
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The Athletic
# 50# 64
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 54
   
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Fake Teams
# 56# 61
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 102
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 45
   
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Pitcher List
# 52# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 56# 70
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 50
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 58# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 64# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 67
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 26
   
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Beast Dome
# 43# 15
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 47# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 44
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 52# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 53# 50
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 56# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 52
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 59# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 62# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 64# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 58
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 69# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 37
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 74# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 82# 64
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 94# 73
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 110# 71
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 111# 75
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched178.1183.0
   
Wins1713
   
Losses610
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed150130
   
Earned Runs7258
   
Home Runs Allowed2717
   
Strikeouts193202
   
Walks5168
   
ERA3.652.85
   
WHIP1.131.08
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2925
   
Games Started2925
   
Innings Pitched167.6150.4
   
Wins1310
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153132
   
Earned Runs7261
   
Home Runs Allowed2419
   
Strikeouts168158
   
Walks5254
   
ERA3.853.65
   
WHIP1.231.24
   
  J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
News 
 J.A. Happ gave up eight runs on 11 hits with two walks and three strikeouts on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Astros by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
Mike Foltynewicz was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 J.A. Happ (7-3) allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and no walks across five innings while earning a victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
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
 J.A. Happ did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 J.A. Happ gave up just one run on four hits and struck out four batters in seven innings and earned a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
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
 J.A. Happ (5-3) allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across five innings to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Notes 
 The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
  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