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Ken Giles or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 57
Best Rank# 38# 15
Worst Rank# 124# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 112
Best Rank# 134# 99
Worst Rank# 157# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts74158
Wins310
Saves300
ERA3.603.65
WHIP1.181.24
   
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  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played5531
   
Games Started031
   
Innings Pitched50.2183.0
   
Wins013
   
Losses310
   
Saves260
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed54130
   
Earned Runs2658
   
Home Runs Allowed617
   
Strikeouts53202
   
Walks768
   
ERA4.652.85
   
WHIP1.211.08
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6325
   
Games Started025
   
Innings Pitched63.1150.4
   
Wins310
   
Losses38
   
Saves300
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed57132
   
Earned Runs2561
   
Home Runs Allowed719
   
Strikeouts74158
   
Walks1854
   
ERA3.603.65
   
WHIP1.181.24
   
  Ken Giles
RP - TOR
Ken Giles
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
News 
 Ken Giles gave up a walk and a hit but was able to shut down the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Saturday, preserving a lead to earn his 12th save of the season.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
Mike Foltynewicz was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Giles was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Toronto's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
James Bisson
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
 Ken Giles who is on the injured list with elbow issues threw 22 pitches to hitters Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with right elbow inflammation.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Ken Giles recorded a four-out save with three strikeouts and two walks during a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday.
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
Notes 
 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
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 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
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
 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