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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.
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:48:42 -0700
The Houston Astros have taken P Mike Foltynewicz (Minoka Community High School) with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft.