Who Should I Draft?

Ken Giles or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 54
Best Rank# 15# 38
Worst Rank# 102# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 144
Best Rank# 99# 134
Worst Rank# 136# 157
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15874
Wins103
Saves030
ERA3.653.60
WHIP1.241.18
   
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# 51# 52
   
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# 15# 52
   
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# 80# 78
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3155
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched183.050.2
   
Wins130
   
Losses103
   
Saves026
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed13054
   
Earned Runs5826
   
Home Runs Allowed176
   
Strikeouts20253
   
Walks687
   
ERA2.854.65
   
WHIP1.081.21
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2563
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched150.463.1
   
Wins103
   
Losses83
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed13257
   
Earned Runs6125
   
Home Runs Allowed197
   
Strikeouts15874
   
Walks5418
   
ERA3.653.60
   
WHIP1.241.18
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
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
Ken Giles didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two during the ninth inning in a save against the Yankees 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
Ken Giles gave up a solo homer before finishing off the Orioles in the ninth inning Tuesday.
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
Ken Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Ken Giles gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 2nd
 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
Ken Giles saved the game against his former club on Saturday night, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Astros.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 1st
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 Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
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
After holding down Houston's closing gig in 2017, Giles garnered a 3.08 FIP and 7.57 K/BB rate in 2018. He also posted a 4.65 ERA and got shipped to Toronto after losing the ninth-inning gig. It's the second time in three years his ERA has soared over 4.00 despite excellent peripherals, so drafters can never get too comfortable with the erratic righty. There's still a lot to like. His strikeouts dropped despite an elite 16.0% swinging-strike rate, and he closed the season with 10 scoreless outings as the Blue Jays' closer, a role he'll hold to start the season. He's not far off from the guy who recorded a 2.30 ERA, 11.9 K/9, and 34 saves in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Giles may have been an elite closer in 2015 and 2017, but his other two seasons have been disappointing for fantasy owners. Although he straightened is out with Toronto in his final 20 innings, we were still looking at a low K-rate and an ERA over 4.00. Plus, it isn't like there will be a ton of save opportunities in Toronto like he saw in Houston the past few years.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros