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
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 57
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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Injury Alert-MiLB
   
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# 53# 64
   
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# 58# 80
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 55
   
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# 51# 52
   
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# 62# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 60
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 54
   
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# 51# 80
   
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# 52# 35
   
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# 53# 50
   
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# 55# 51
   
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# 55# 40
   
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# 56# 54
   
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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 
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed six earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The loss drops him to 4-2 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 21st
Mike Foltynewicz was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Mike Foltynewicz (2-5) gave up eight runs over four innings to the Nationals on Saturday, allowing eight hits and two walks, while striking out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed one earned run on six hits and no walks while striking out six over nine innings in a complete game win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The win brings him to 4-1 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta tossed six shutout innings on Sunday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
 Phillies starter Nick Pivetta allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Tuesday’s win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
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
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