Who Should I Draft?

Mike Foltynewicz or Cole Hamels (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 55
Best Rank# 15# 35
Worst Rank# 102# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 112# 146
Best Rank# 99# 120
Worst Rank# 136# 148
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts158166
Wins1011
Saves00
ERA3.653.82
WHIP1.241.27
   
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  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3132
   
Innings Pitched183.0191.2
   
Wins139
   
Losses1012
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130176
   
Earned Runs5880
   
Home Runs Allowed1729
   
Strikeouts202188
   
Walks6865
   
ERA2.853.78
   
WHIP1.081.26
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2529
   
Games Started2529
   
Innings Pitched150.4173.7
   
Wins1011
   
Losses89
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132159
   
Earned Runs6174
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts158166
   
Walks5461
   
ERA3.653.82
   
WHIP1.241.27
   
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Cole Hamels
SP - CHC
Cole Hamels
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
Cole Hamels fired seven scoreless innings and improved to 6-3 in the Cubs'10-1 win over the Rockies' on Wednesday. He allowed six hits, one walk, and struck out nine.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Cole Hamels fired eight scoreless innings and picked up his fifth win in the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Friday. He allowed three hits, one walk, and struck out ten.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run on two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked two and struck out four while falling to 4-2.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Cole Hamels allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings in the Cubs' 6-5 loss to the Astros on Monday. He walked four and struck out zero while falling to 4-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, May 27th
 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
Cole Hamels allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings against the Phillies on Wednesday. He struck out six.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 23rd
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
Hamels displayed all the signs of a pitcher in decline during his three seasons in Texas, but he rebounded nicely upon joining the Cubs at midseason last year. It's hard to know exactly what version of Hamels we'll get at this point, but being in the National League should help. It's not unreasonable to hope for a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP in the low 1.20s, and close to a strikeout per inning in 2019.
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
Looking caput in Texas, a late trade to the Cubs sparked a revival for Hamels. The veteran southpaw sported a 2.36 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts in 76.1 innings (12 starts) with his new club. He repaired first-pitch strike (60.1%) and swinging-strike (12.1%) rates that had dipped to alarming levels (56.4%, 9.7%) in 2017, so the 35-year-old may have another strong season left in the tank. Having made at least 30 starts with 188 or more strikeouts in eight of the last nine seasons, Hamels is a more appealing mid-draft workhorse to target ahead of teammates Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros