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Braves | Mike Minor will undergo surgery

Tue, 12 May 2015 16:40:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will undergo surgery this week, according to Bill Shanks of FOX Sports. SP Mike Foltynewicz should remain in the starting rotation for the time being.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) picked up the win in each of his first two major league starts, but did so with an ERA of 5.23. Foltynewicz does have nine strikeouts through 10 and one-third innings pitched, showing his upside. Foltynewicz is an option in NL-only leagues, and he should be owned in dynasty leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Macon Georgia News - Bill Shanks

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz tries for another win

Mon, 11 May 2015 22:04:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz looks for his second straight win over the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, May 12. He allowed two earned runs over five innings in a win May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz ($3,700; or 7.4% of cap) is a decent mid-level FantasyScore play if you want to save money to spread across your hitter spots.

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Braves | Mike Foltynewicz starting Friday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:33:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz will be announced as the starting pitcher against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 1, after the game Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Over 21 2/3 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett this season, Foltynewicz has a 2.08 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 12.5 K/9. The 23-year-old right-hander should be viewed as a high-risk, high-reward start in all fantasy formats Friday. A speculative add in NL-only leagues isn't out of the question, though, especially with the potential Foltynewicz pitches well and sticks in the rotation.

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

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz could start Friday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:05:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz could come up from the minors and make his major league debut Friday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz is the team's second-best pitching prospect, according to MLB.com. The 23-year-old right-hander has a 2.08 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Gwinnett. He has 18 strikeouts over 13 innings in his past two starts. He's worth watching on FantasyScore.

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

Braves | Mike Foltynewicz in hunt for job

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:54:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz is one of three pitchers fighting for the final spot in the team's rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz is battling Eric Stults and Cody Martin for the final starting job. He worked in relief, posting a 5.30 ERA in 16 appearances with the Houston Astros in 2014. He'll only have fantasy appeal if he wins a rotation job.

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

Braves | Mike Minor to see specialist

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:06:10 -0800

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will be shut down indefinitely and will visit with a specialist in the next few days, according president of baseball operations John Hart. The team is taking a proactive approach, and they're hoping it's not a season-ending injury. Hart also said Minor might have another MRI exam on his shoulder. SPs Eric Stults, Wandy Rodriguez, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos are competing for the fifth rotation spot, but if Minor isn't ready to start the season, the Braves could go with two of those pitchers in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves are definitely hoping this injury is minor. But after Minor's frustrating 2014 season in which he dealt with plenty of shoulder woes, this can't be a good sign early in spring. Minor was considered a sleeper candidate before this news after being just a year removed from a 13-9 season in which he posted an ERA of 3.21 and a K/9 of 8.0 in 32 starts. Minor might still be worth a late-round stab in mixed leagues, but definitely keep an eye on the results of his shoulder tests.

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

Braves | Wandy Rodriguez impressing

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:35:15 -0800

Atlanta Braves SP Wandy Rodriguez has impressed so far in his spring workouts, and he is a leading candidate for the No. 5 starting rotation spot. Rodriguez is competing with SPs Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos for the spot. The Braves could consider putting Foltynewicz or Banuelos in the bullpen if they don't win the job. Rodriguez has made only 18 starts the last two years due to injuries, and he was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Rodriguez is healthy and throwing the ball with little effort.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez would only be an option as a late-round pick in deep mixed leagues if he wins that final rotation spot. There's a lot of spring competition left, so we likely won't know for a while. Stay tuned.

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

Braves | Atlanta's No. 5 starter candidates

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:58:54 -0800

Atlanta Braves SPs Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos will likely be the candidates for the fifth starting position, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. RP James Russell will move back to the bullpen.

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

Braves | Eric Stults to compete for rotation spot

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.

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Braves | Mike Foltynewicz traded to Atlanta

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: HardballTalk.com - Craig Calcaterra