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
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 59
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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DailyOverlay
# 52# 64
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 54# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 60
   
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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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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
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 39# 71
   
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Razzball
# 50# 77
   
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RotoBaller
# 45# 88
   
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Freeze Stats
# 35# 68
   
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Razzball
# 59# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 32# 71
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 45# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 83
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 78
   
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
   
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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 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
Cody Allen is signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
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 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
The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
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 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
Allen hasn't pitched since going on the injured list April 26 with a back ailment.
James Bisson
Tue, May 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
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