Who Should I Draft?

Rich Hill or Mike Foltynewicz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 57
Best Rank# 16# 15
Worst Rank# 110# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 112
Best Rank# 154# 99
Worst Rank# 187# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts150158
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.513.65
WHIP1.151.24
   
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Injury AlertDTD-
   
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# 67# 80
   
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# 46# 55
   
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# 41# 52
   
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USA Today
# 45# 52
   
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# 47# 65
   
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# 59# 68
   
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# 50# 60
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 54
   
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The Athletic
# 36# 80
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 73
   
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CBS Sports
# 79# 81
   
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# 37# 64
   
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# 44# 59
   
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# 60# 81
   
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# 41# 55
   
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# 46# 67
   
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# 32# 15
   
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# 50# 32
   
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# 52# 44
   
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# 52# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
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# 55# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 39
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 58# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 35
   
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FantasyPros
# 64# 60
   
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CBS Sports
# 65# 40
   
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# 69# 51
   
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RotoBaller
# 71# 45
   
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Razzball
# 73# 50
   
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# 79# 53
   
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# 80# 61
   
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# 90# 75
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 94# 50
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2531
   
Games Started2431
   
Innings Pitched133.1183.0
   
Wins1113
   
Losses510
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed108130
   
Earned Runs5458
   
Home Runs Allowed2017
   
Strikeouts150202
   
Walks4168
   
ERA3.662.85
   
WHIP1.121.08
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2425
   
Games Started2425
   
Innings Pitched136.1150.4
   
Wins1010
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed112132
   
Earned Runs5361
   
Home Runs Allowed1819
   
Strikeouts150158
   
Walks4554
   
ERA3.513.65
   
WHIP1.151.24
   
  Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Mike Foltynewicz
SP - ATL
Mike Foltynewicz
News 
 Rich Hill left the mound at the top of the second inning against the San Fransisco Giants Wednesday. Dave Roberts and a trainer escorted a grimacing Hill out the game.
Jonathan Limehouse - Jonathan Limehouse Fantasy Pros
Wed, Jun 19th
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
 Rich Hill improved to 4-1 on Friday versus the Cubs, spinning seven innings of three-run ball while striking out seven.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Rich Hill improved to 3-1 on Saturday in San Francisco, striking out six while allowing two runs in five innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
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
 Rich Hill improved to 2-1 on Sunday versus the Phillies, striking out nine while tossing seven shutout innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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’s loss to the Detroit Tigers. The loss drops him to 1-4 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Rich Hill received a no-decision on Tuesday’s loss to the Mets, striking out six while allowing two earned runs over six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
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
Notes 
 It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Hill has developed into a high-end fantasy starter in his mid-30s, posting no worse than a 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.18 K/9 over each of the last three seasons. Of course, he's never thrown more than 136 innings in any of those seasons, and we can't expect him to do it this year, either. But he's proven he can be a very valuable fantasy commodity in limited innings, particularly in leagues with a low innings cap.
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