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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||75.00||3.00||6.00||0.00||4.32||1.41||68.00||32.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 7.1||0||0|| 7.36||0||4||5|
|vs RHB|| 9.0||0||0|| 2.00||0||3||9|
|12/26/2014||Mike Foltynewicz, RP ATL||Nick Franklin, SS TB|
|12/24/2014||Mike Foltynewicz, RP ATL|
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Ben Revere, CF PHI
|12/23/2014||Dexter Fowler, CF CHC|
Mike Foltynewicz, RP ATL
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
|David Buchanan, SP PHI|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
|Last 10 Games|
Braves' Gonzalez lists four candidates vying for final spot in rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/5/15) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday the likely candidates for the fifth spot in the rotation are Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
All four players are new to the Braves' organization in 2015. Rodriguez and Stults are both headed to spring training with minor-league contracts, while Foltynewicz was picked up in a trade with Houston and Banuelos in a deal with the Yankees.
Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz set to compete for spot in rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/30/15) Newly acquired starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, who was acquired in the Evan Gattis trade with Houston, will compete for the final spot in the Braves' rotation this spring. Bo Porter, who is now Atlanta's third-base coach after serving as the Astros manager, gave his scouting report of the 6-4, 220-pound right-hander to MLB.com.
"He definitely has the skill set," Porter said. "You look at the overall package -- he has an overpowering fastball, his breaking ball is something he started to use more once he arrived at the major-league level and his changeup is a work in progress. But when you look at his size and his competitiveness, he has that bulldog mentality."
Foltynewicz is considered the Braves' second-best prospect by MLB.com. He went 7-7 with a 5.08 ERA in 21 outings (18 starts) at Triple-A in 2014. He also made 16 relief appearances at the major-league level last season, going 0-1 with a 5.30 ERA.
Braves/Astros announce Evan Gattis deal
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/14/15) The Braves have traded catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and pitcher James Hoyt to the Astros for three prospects, the teams announced. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirmed the deal early on Wednesday. The deal was initially reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The 28-year-old Gattis is coming off a season in which he hit .263/.317/.493 over 369 at-bats. Gattis dealt with back issues during the season, causing him to miss time. Gattis is under team control through the 2018 season. It's unclear where Gattis will play with his new club.
Hoyt, 27, posted a 3.17 ERA over two levels of the minors last year.
In return, the Braves will receive pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman , and third baseman Rio Ruiz .
Foltynewicz was rated as the Astros third-best prospect this year according to Baseball America. The 23-year-old pitched in 18 games with Houston last year, posting a 5.30 ERA.
Thurman, 23, posted a 5.38 ERA at Class A last year. The 20-year-old Ruiz .293/.387/.436 over 516 at-bats in High A.
Braves agree to trade Evan Gattis to Astros
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/14/15) The Braves have agreed to deal catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and pitcher James Hoyt to the Astros for three minor-league prospects, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed. The deal was initially reported by David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Those minor-leaguers include right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz and right-hander Andrew Thurman, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Foltynewicz would be a rotation candidate for this upcoming season, Sherman notes. Both sides have agreed to the players involved in the deal, but has not been finalized. Gattis was spotted in Houston on Wednesday undergoing a physical exam in anticipation of a possible trade.
Gattis hit .263/.317/.493 over 369 at-bats, but was hindered by a back injury over the second half of the year. The trade would give Houston three right-handed power hitters in Gattis, George Springer and Chris Carter. Gattis won't be a free-agent until 2019.
The deal is currently pending physicals.
Report: Mike Foltynewicz promoted to Astros
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/1/14) Struggles at Triple-A Oklahoma City have not prevented Astros pitching prospect Mike Foltynewicz from landing a promotion to the big league team. He is on the way to the Astros, sources have told the Houston Chronicle, which is further reporting that he will be used in relief.
The 22-year-old right-hander owns a 7-7 record and lofty 5.08 ERA for the RedHawks. He has given up 98 hits and fanned 102 in 102 2/3 innings, but he has also walked 52. He is also not a hot pitcher. Foltynewicz is 2-4 in his last six decisions and has allowed 35 runs in his last 41 1/3 innings pitched.
|2014 summary: Hard-throwing Mike Foltynewicz wasn't a standout in his first season in Triple-A, but that didn't stop the Astros from giving him his first major league callup. Foltynewicz was promoted in early August, and he stuck around for the rest of the season in the Astros' bullpen. After registering a 5.08 ERA at Triple-A Oklahoma City, primarily as a starter, the former first-round pick posted a 5.30 ERA over 18 2/3 innings in relief. Though Foltynewicz got swings and misses at a 10.7 percent rate, he recorded just 14 strikeouts.|
Playing time status: Foltynewicz is one of those prospects who's more about projectability than results thanks to his triple-digit fastball, so the Braves were happy to take him off the Astros' hands in the Evan Gattis deal this offseason. He'll compete for the fifth starter spot this spring, but he'll obviously need to throw strikes more consistently to win it.
2015 outlook: Foltynewicz's skill set has been compared to Garrett Richards', who finally broke out in 2014 after years of growing pains. You can expect similar growing pains for Foltynewicz, but his strikeout potential is considerable. He's worth a late-round flier in NL-only leagues and gets a slight boost in Head-to-Head formats since he's also eligible at relief pitcher.
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