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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Foltynewicz or Jose Leclerc (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 74
Best Rank# 32# 54
Worst Rank# 111# 138
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 186
Best Rank# 159# 179
Worst Rank# 192# 200
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3355
Wins14
Saves100
ERA3.694.61
WHIP1.271.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 75
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 118
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 109
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 80
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 138
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 97
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 65# 80
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 59# 75
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 76# 80
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 103
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 104
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 76
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 83
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 115
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 73# 75
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 105
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 43# 130
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 72# 89
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 76
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 89
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 72# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 87# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 63
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 111# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 71
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 73
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 76# 73
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 77# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 80# 75
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 78# 76
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 79
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 90# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7021
   
Games Started321
   
Innings Pitched69.3117.0
   
Wins28
   
Losses46
   
Saves140
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds70
   
Hits Allowed52109
   
Earned Runs3359
   
Home Runs Allowed723
   
Strikeouts100105
   
Walks3937
   
ERA4.334.54
   
WHIP1.331.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2411
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched23.860.6
   
Wins14
   
Losses14
   
Saves100
   
Blown Saves40
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1759
   
Earned Runs1031
   
Home Runs Allowed310
   
Strikeouts3355
   
Walks1322
   
ERA3.694.61
   
WHIP1.271.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
News 
 The Rangers placed Jose Leclerc on the 45-day injured list with a Grade 2 teres major strain in his right shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
The Braves sent Mike Foltynewicz outright to their alternate training site.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Jose LeClerc was warming up in the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks when he experienced shoulder tightness. The Rangers were cautious and sat him down, letting Nick Goody earn the save in his stead.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Jul 29th
Mike Foltynewicz has been designated for assignment, per manager Brian Snitker. He had just finished a start where he gave up six runs over 3 and 1/3 innings.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 27th
 Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Jose Leclerc will enter spring training as the Rangers' closer.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 5th
Mike Foltynewicz went 4 1/3 innings Tuesday night against Miami, allowing nine hits and six runs (all earned) while allowing no walks and striking out four.
Steve Painter
Tue, Jul 21st
  Mike Foltynewicz allowed one hit and two walks while striking out six over 3 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rays.
Steve Painter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Mike Foltynewicz, who had a good outing last Tuesday, imploded Sunday against the Red Sox. Over 1 1/3 innings, he allowed four hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks. One of the hits was a home run, and he did record one strikeout.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 1st
Notes 
 The Rangers moved on from Leclerc once last year, and it doesn't seem like they'll hesitate to do it again. Hello, Demarcus Evans.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Foltynewicz' 2.65 second-half ERA made enough of an impact that we are coming back for more, one last time.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Foltynewicz was on nearly everyone's bust list, and his awful return from an injury only confirmed everyone's intuitions. But he really turned it on in the latter half of the season, pitching to a 2.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in the second half. No, he might not be the 2018 version of himself this year, but he certainly has more to offer than his overall 2019 numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  I am buying into the bounce back for Folty as he drastically improved after his demotion and return to full health. He is largely discounted and is well worth a pick in the mid teen rounds.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy