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Braves | Who is set to join the Atlanta rotation?

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:46:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves SPs Mike Foltynewicz or Aaron Blair could fill the rotation opening following SP Williams Perez's demotion to Class AAA Gwinnett Wednesday, April 20. The Braves may opt to delay starting Blair's arbitration clock by turning to Foltynewicz, in the opinion of MLB.com's Braves beat writer Mark Bowman.

Fantasy Tip: Blair has more fantasy upside, but the Braves don't have any reason to rush the youngster. Foltynewicz struggled significantly last season, and he owns a 5.68 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP through 15 career starts in the majors. At this point, he is a desperation add in cavernous mixed and NL-only formats. Take a wait-and-see approach with Blair, but he would warrant a speculative add in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues with a spot in the rotation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz set to join rotation?

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:00:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz could join the rotation as soon as this weekend, in the opinion of MLB.com's Braves beat writer Mark Bowman. "If Foltynewicz pitches effectively during Monday night's start against Durham, there's a chance he could join Atlanta's rotation during this upcoming weekend's series against the Mets. But it sounds like the Braves will wait at least one more week to promote Foltynewicz, who notched seven strikeouts over six scoreless innings against Durham last week."

Fantasy Tip: Through 15 career starts, Foltynewicz owns a 5.68 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. He is nothing more than a desperation add in cavernous mixed and NL-only formats until he proves he can consistently limit hitters at the highest level. Williams Perez would be the likely candidate to be removed from the rotation with the promotion of Foltynewicz.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz optioned

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:42:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz was optioned to Class AAA Gwinnett Wednesday, March 30, leaving SPs Jhoulys Chacin, Williams Perez and John Gant fighting for the final two starting rotation spots. Foltynewicz had an 8.31 ERA this spring in three outings, and he had only gone 3 2/3 innings in his longest start. He was behind in camp due to a blood clot issue in his arm that required a portion of his rib to be removed.

Fantasy Tip: Folty should be back in Atlanta's rotation by late April or early May when he's ready. In the meantime, there's not much to like for fantasy owners out of Chacin, Perez or Gant. Mixed leaguers should stay away.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz a strong candidate

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:19:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz is a candidate for the fifth starter spot this spring after allowing two hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings in a Grapefruit League game Tuesday, March 22, against the Houston Astros' regulars.

Fantasy Tip: Folty was unfortunate in the ERA department (5.71) last year due to inflated hit and home run rates, and his raw stuff has yet to translate to a ton of empty hacks. But if he wins the final rotation job in Atlanta, NL-only owners should take a flier on him late.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz's surgery details

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:59:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz (rib, arm) had surgery to remove half a rib after he was hospitalized with blood clots in his right arm. He's expected to be released from the hospital Thursday, Sept. 24, and will continue to receive treatment of blood thinners for at least six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: That's a wrap on Foltynewicz's ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) 2015 season. You can drop him anywhere you still owned him, and you can ignore him on FantasyScore to close out the year.

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Braves | Mike Foltynewicz undergoes procedure

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:45:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz (illness, arm) underwent a procedure for blood clots in his arm Monday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz's ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) fantasy value is plummeting, as time is running out for him to return, and his role is still unknown, if he is capable of returning. Plus, Foltynewicz owns a career 5.64 ERA, so there isn't a lot to be excited about anyway.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz could start or relieve

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:23:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz (illness) could return to the starting rotation or pitch in relief when he comes back to the lineup. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has not made the decision as of yet.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) loses his FantasyScore value if he pitches as a reliever, and in other leagues he could be effectively shelved for the rest of the year. If he starts, remember the Braves' struggles and only use him in key matchup situations.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - George Henry

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz throws from 90 feet

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:01:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz (illness) threw from 90 feet on flat ground Thursday, Sept. 10. He is currently on the disabled list with an illness.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) last pitched Tuesday, Aug. 25. He holds very little fantasy value pitching for the worst-offensive team in the league over the past month and owning a 5.71 ERA. He is a desperation stash in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz placed on DL

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:45:05 -0700

The Atlanta Braves placed SP Mike Foltynewicz (illness) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 1, due to costochondritis. The move is retroactive to Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: With Foltynewicz on the mend, Williams Perez ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) will make a start Wednesday.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez out Tuesday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:46:11 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is out of the game Tuesday, Aug. 25, due to a sore right knee. OF Matt McBride is batting seventh against Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) just hurt the knee the day before, so the Rockies aren't taking any chances and are keeping him out. He should be stashed away on your bench in regular leagues as well. McBride ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is worth a low-cost flier. He has a .208 mark in August but his bat has warmed up in the past week (.357).

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