Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:22 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults will compete for the team's No. 5 starting rotation spot, and he could be battling SPs Mike Foltynewicz, Wandy Rodriguez and Chien-Ming Wang in spring training.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:08:39 -0800
The Atlanta Braves acquired P Mike Foltynewicz and two other prospects from the Houston Astros Wednesday, Jan. 14, for C/OF Evan Gattis and P James Hoyt. Foltynewicz reached Triple-A for the first time in his career last season, posting a 7-7 record with a 5.08 ERA.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:54:49 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis was traded to the Houston Astros Wednesday, Jan. 14, in exchange for SP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and P Andrew Thurman, according to a source.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:41:06 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mike Foltynewicz will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the year but will come to spring training next year competing for a rotation spot.
Fantasy Tip: That makes it easy. You can ignore him for the remainder of the year. Next year, if he wins a rotation spot, he should at least be on AL-only rosters to start the season.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:33:22 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mike Foltynewicz will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday, Aug. 1. He was 7-7 with a 5.08 ERA with 102 strikeouts in 102 2/3 innings this year, but he'll likely pitch out of the bullpen in Houston. He was selected No. 19 overall in the draft in 2010.
Fantasy Tip: This top prospect obviously has high strikeout upside, but he does fantasy owners no good in Houston's bullpen. If he gains a rotation job sometime in the second half, look to add him only in AL leagues.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:36:03 -0700
Houston Astros P Mike Foltynewicz is focused on throwing more four-seam fastballs and will stop throwing his two-seam fastball because the potential for injury the throwing motion could cause. He also stopped throwing his slider because he was dealing with some soreness in his elbow.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:31:47 -0700
The Houston Astros re-assigned 1B Jon Singleton, SS Carlos Correa, SPs Mark Appel and Mike Foltynewicz and OFs Delino DeShields Jr. and Gary Springer to minor league camp Thursday, March 20.
Fantasy Tip: Springer projects to be the first prospect called up to the bigs this year, but he could easily be joined by Singleton and Correa later in the year.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:15:27 -0800
Houston Astros P Mike Foltynewicz owns a fastball that hits triple digits and is one of the club's top pitching prospects. He had 124 strikeouts in 129 1/3 innings between Double-A Corpus Christi and Single-A Lancaster last year, and he went 6-3 with a 3.06 ERA. He's expected to spend most of 2014 with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but the Astros view him as a future cog in their starting rotation. "It's just a matter of getting more innings for him at the higher levels of the minor leagues, because stuff-wise it's dominating," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "He's been working hard on his secondary pitches to where they're major league average. His fastball is well above average." Foltynewicz said his changeup has improved and he continues to work on his curveball.
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:16:08 -0700
The Houston Astros have scheduled a press conference to announce the signing of P Mike Foltynewicz, their second first-round pick (19th overall) in this year's draft, according to the team's senior director of social media Alyson Footer.
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 11:00:32 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Delino DeShields, P Mike Foltynewicz and C Mike Kvasnicka, the team's top three draft picks in the 2010 draft, are all expected to sign rather quickly, according to the Houston Chronicle's Zachary Levine.