Who Should I Draft?

Nick Pivetta or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 55
Best Rank# 31# 15
Worst Rank# 247# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 151# 112
Best Rank# 147# 99
Worst Rank# 168# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts177158
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA4.153.65
WHIP1.291.24
   
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  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3331
   
Games Started3231
   
Innings Pitched164.2183.0
   
Wins713
   
Losses1410
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed163130
   
Earned Runs8758
   
Home Runs Allowed2417
   
Strikeouts188202
   
Walks5168
   
ERA4.772.85
   
WHIP1.301.08
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3025
   
Games Started3025
   
Innings Pitched162.2150.4
   
Wins1010
   
Losses108
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154132
   
Earned Runs7561
   
Home Runs Allowed2319
   
Strikeouts177158
   
Walks5554
   
ERA4.153.65
   
WHIP1.291.24
   
  Nick Pivetta
SP - PHI
Nick Pivetta
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
News 
 Nick Pivetta was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed three earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out five over four innings in Saturday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 29th
 Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed two hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn his first save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
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
 Pivetta will reportedly move to the bullpen once the Phillies' signing of Drew Smyly is official.
James Bisson
Fri, Jul 19th
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on no hits and four walks while striking out four over 2 1/3 innings in a rain-shortened no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. The loss drops him to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 12th
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
Notes 
 Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
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