Who Should I Draft?

Mike Foltynewicz or Cody Allen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 60
Best Rank# 15# 26
Worst Rank# 102# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 156
Best Rank# 99# 145
Worst Rank# 136# 206
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts15879
Wins103
Saves030
ERA3.653.86
WHIP1.241.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 64# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 68
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 51# 59
   
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Going For 2
# 52# 64
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 28# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 68# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 60# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 61
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 26
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 63
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 71# 81
   
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# 54# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 65
   
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Razzball
# 55# 62
   
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# 50# 55
   
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The Athletic
# 64# 88
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 60
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 51# 78
   
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Sporfolio
# 26# 110
   
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Athlon Sports
# 35# 65
   
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Pitcher List
# 53# 61
   
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RotoBaller
# 28# 73
   
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RotoBaller
# 56# 62
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 73
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 39# 71
   
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Razzball
# 50# 77
   
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RotoBaller
# 45# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 59# 70
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 32# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 99
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 27# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 70# 63
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 73# 68
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 75# 72
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 68
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 80# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 61
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 102# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 65
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3170
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched183.067.1
   
Wins134
   
Losses106
   
Saves027
   
Blown Saves05
   
Holds07
   
Hits Allowed13058
   
Earned Runs5835
   
Home Runs Allowed1711
   
Strikeouts20280
   
Walks6833
   
ERA2.854.70
   
WHIP1.081.36
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2566
   
Games Started250
   
Innings Pitched150.465.5
   
Wins103
   
Losses83
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves06
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed13255
   
Earned Runs6128
   
Home Runs Allowed199
   
Strikeouts15879
   
Walks5427
   
ERA3.653.86
   
WHIP1.241.24
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cody Allen
RP - FA
Cody Allen
News 
 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
Cody Allen was released by the Angels Tuesday after being designated for assignment Saturday.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Cody Allen threw a scoreless inning on Friday against the Orioles. He allowed a walk and struck out two in the win.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 11th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed five earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight over five innings in Friday‚Äôs loss to the Detroit Tigers. The loss drops him to 1-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 7th
 Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz tossed six shutout innings in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing five hits while striking out seven. The win brings him to 1-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 25th
Cody Allen was placed on the 10-day injured list with a back injury, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 26th
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
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
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
Allen's last year in Cleveland turned out to be his worst, but that didn't stop the Angels from signing him as their new ninth-inning man. Allen's strikeout rate fell of a bit last season, but the bigger concerns were his ballooning walk rate, declining velocity, and the high amount of hard contact allowed. Allen has plenty of job security and should be a serviceable closer on an above-average team, but it would be unwise to expect a return to a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP, or 12+ K/9. He's a mid-tier closing option for 2019.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros