Who Should I Draft?

J.A. Happ or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 51
Best Rank# 15# 27
Worst Rank# 102# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 131
Best Rank# 99# 118
Worst Rank# 136# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158168
Wins1013
Saves00
ERA3.653.85
WHIP1.241.23
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 64# 74
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 28# 52
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 58
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 43
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 73# 94
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 47
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 71# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 56
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 67
   
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# 26# 42
   
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FantasyPros
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# 32# 62
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 45# 51
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 40
   
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Fake Teams
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# 27# 64
   
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# 68# 27
   
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# 52# 40
   
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# 60# 43
   
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# 52# 44
   
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# 55# 44
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 45
   
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FanGraphs
# 45
   
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Razzball
# 50# 46
   
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RotoBaller
# 56# 46
   
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# 51# 47
   
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# 50# 48
   
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# 65# 49
   
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The Athletic
# 64# 50
   
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# 54# 51
   
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# 53# 52
   
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# 65# 52
   
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# 102# 52
   
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# 54# 53
   
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# 67# 54
   
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# 61# 56
   
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Razzball
# 59# 58
   
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CBS Sports
# 81# 60
   
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Fantrax
# 81# 64
   
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The Athletic
# 80# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 65
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3131
   
Games Started3131
   
Innings Pitched183.0178.1
   
Wins1317
   
Losses106
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130150
   
Earned Runs5872
   
Home Runs Allowed1727
   
Strikeouts202193
   
Walks6851
   
ERA2.853.65
   
WHIP1.081.13
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2529
   
Innings Pitched150.4167.6
   
Wins1013
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132153
   
Earned Runs6172
   
Home Runs Allowed1924
   
Strikeouts158168
   
Walks5452
   
ERA3.653.85
   
WHIP1.241.23
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
J.A. Happ
SP - NYY
J.A. Happ
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
J.A. Happ allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
J.A. Happ (biceps) will make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
J.A. Happ (biceps) received a cortisone shot Friday and is expected to start Thursday against the Angels, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
J.A. Happ is headed to New York to see a doctor about biceps tendinitis, which he's apparently been dealing with for his last few starts, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
J.A Happ pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out seven as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-1.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 7th
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
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
 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