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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Foltynewicz or Keone Kela (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 81
Best Rank# 54# 47
Worst Rank# 138# 126
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 198
Best Rank# 179# 175
Worst Rank# 200# 281
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5522
Wins41
Saves08
ERA4.613.48
WHIP1.341.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLBIL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 111
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 97
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59# 87
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 97
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83# 85
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 80# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 76# 86
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 79# 112
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 80# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 74# 115
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 75# 100
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 81
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 73# 82
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 70# 84
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 74# 108
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 76
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 113
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 126
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 99
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 71# 101
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 95
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 64
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 59# 76
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 73# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 58# 73
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 73# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 59
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 76# 73
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 80# 55
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 80# 74
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 85
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 89# 51
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 89# 87
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 89# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 71
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 105# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 91
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 115# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 118# 65
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 130# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 138# 86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2132
   
Games Started210
   
Innings Pitched117.030.3
   
Wins82
   
Losses60
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds06
   
Hits Allowed10919
   
Earned Runs597
   
Home Runs Allowed233
   
Strikeouts10533
   
Walks3711
   
ERA4.542.12
   
WHIP1.251.01
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1119
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched60.618.9
   
Wins41
   
Losses41
   
Saves08
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed5915
   
Earned Runs317
   
Home Runs Allowed102
   
Strikeouts5522
   
Walks228
   
ERA4.613.48
   
WHIP1.341.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Keone Kela
RP - PIT
Keone Kela
News 
 The Braves sent Mike Foltynewicz outright to their alternate training site.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
Keone Kela (COVID-19) threw another bullpen session on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
 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
Pirates manager Derek Shelton says Keone Kela (COVID-19) will be the team's closer upon returning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 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
Keone Kela (COVID-19) has been cleared by doctors, but will not be activated off the inured list for least a few days, per Pirates' GM Ben Cherington.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Keone Kela tested positive for COVID-19 back on June 30th and has been on the injured list since July 17th. He was initially placed on the IL for "undisclosed reasons."
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 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
The Pirates placed Keone Kela (undisclosed) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 17th
Notes 
 Foltynewicz' 2.65 second-half ERA made enough of an impact that we are coming back for more, one last time.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
As of July 11th, Kela has not reported to camp. It's unclear if he is dealing with COVID-19 or when he is planning to report, if at all. Kela is an above-average major league reliever and will start the year as the Pittsburgh closer if healthy. But for now, drop him down your draft board a few spots.
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
He's probably going to be traded, but he'll give you cheap saves until then.
Michael Waterloo - 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