Mike Foltynewicz
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 195LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 1, #19, Houston Astros | Minooka Community HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 8 6 4.54 21 21 0 117 105 1.25
2020 0 1 16.20 1 1 0 3.1 3 2.40
2021 2 12 5.44 28 24 0 139 97 1.26
8 Seasons 46 54 4.52 166 142 0 825 752 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 21 8-6 4.54 117 105 1.25
2020 1 0-1 16.20 3.1 3 2.40
2021 28 2-12 5.44 139 97 1.26
8 Seasons 166 46-54 4.52 825 752 1.32
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 1481 289 14 4.8 3.5 88.2 112.2 15.4 38.8 .265 .438 .382 .338 .391 32.9 19.3 7.3 5.71 4.83
2016 24 2120 373 23 6.2 4.4 88.6 114.1 12.8 31.6 .244 .410 .325 .308 .360 37.0 21.1 6.7 4.30 3.99
2017 25 2770 480 26 5.4 3.8 88.5 112.8 13.6 33.8 .266 .438 .342 .336 .387 32.9 20.7 8.5 4.79 4.93
2018 26 3041 467 32 6.9 4.3 88.6 111.6 13.9 30.8 .202 .330 .265 .274 .329 34.5 27.2 9.2 2.85 3.13
2019 27 1888 347 27 7.8 5.5 89.1 112.6 15.0 30.8 .255 .456 .319 .328 .390 39.8 21.4 7.5 4.54 4.79
2020 28 70 9 3 33.3 18.8 85.1 108.5 13.8 22.2 .201 .658 .601 .436 .464 33.3 18.8 25.0 16.20 9.18
2021 29 2236 444 41 9.2 7.0 89.8 116.5 16.1 37.2 .265 .490 .355 .349 .390 43.0 16.6 6.1 5.44 5.30
Player 13606 2409 166 6.9 4.8 88.8 116.5 14.4 33.6 .247 .423 .328 .320 .373 36.7 21.4 7.8
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Foltynewicz relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(29.3%) ,
Slider
(23.7%) ,
Sinker
(21.8%) ,
Changeup
(12.7%) ,
Curveball
(12.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 35.6 26.3 32.2 5.9 37.4 29.1 33.6 2.8 29.8 24.2 23.2 9.0 4.8 3.5
2016 42.9 25.5 23.9 7.8 35.9 35.7 28.4 2.7 33.0 26.3 25.2 5.4 6.2 4.4
2017 41.9 24.4 27.7 6.0 30.8 44.4 24.8 3.3 30.2 26.3 25.8 6.5 5.4 3.8
2018 43.7 24.0 22.9 9.4 35.8 38.5 25.5 1.9 34.7 29.1 22.5 4.3 6.9 4.3
2019 39.2 28.8 23.9 8.1 43.2 37.2 19.6 3.7 26.8 28.0 24.8 6.9 7.8 5.5
2020 44.4 33.3 11.1 11.1 55.6 22.2 22.2 0.0 44.4 22.2 0.0 0.0 33.3 18.8
2021 38.5 28.8 25.2 7.4 43.0 33.8 23.2 5.4 27.7 27.9 19.8 9.7 9.2 7.0
Player 40.6 26.2 25.7 7.5 37.5 37.0 25.5 3.3 30.6 27.1 23.4 6.8 6.9 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Curveball TEX R 281 76.7 45.5 -11.4 -20 10.3 0.7 7
2021 Sinker TEX R 487 93.1 20.6 -1.3 -6 16.2 1.4 9
2021 Changeup TEX R 283 85.3 25.8 -4.6 -15 14.0 0.1 1
2021 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 656 93.8 15.8 -0.8 -5 10.5 3.1 41
2021 Slider TEX R 529 83.2 37.3 -1.2 -3 5.3 -0.7 -12
2020 Changeup ATL R 9 83.8 22.1 -9.2 -29 9.4 -3.7 -28
2020 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 15 90.9 16.4 0.2 1 11.4 4.5 66
2020 Curveball ATL R 8 74.1 54.5 -7.6 -12 6.7 -4.3 -39
2020 Slider ATL R 22 79.2 45.2 1.6 4 6.5 -2.0 -24
2020 Sinker ATL R 16 89.9 22.8 -1.4 -6 18.2 3.7 25
2019 Slider ATL R 538 85.4 33.8 -2.2 -6 3.5 -1.2 -26
2019 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 497 94.8 15.4 -0.2 -1 9.0 1.1 14
2019 Curveball ATL R 190 79.4 47.9 -6.2 -12 4.7 -3.9 -45
2019 Sinker ATL R 484 95.0 20.5 -0.6 -3 15.6 0.6 4
2019 Changeup ATL R 179 86.7 25.6 -3.6 -12 13.9 0.1 1
2018 Slider ATL R 831 86.7 34.1 -0.2 0 4.2 0.0 0
2018 Curveball ATL R 305 80.0 48.3 -5.4 -10 4.8 -3.2 -40
2018 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 1,219 96.3 13.5 0.9 7 8.1 0.3 4
2018 Changeup ATL R 187 87.8 24.6 -4.4 -15 14.5 0.6 4
2018 Sinker ATL R 497 96.5 18.5 -1.0 -5 15.7 1.0 7
2017 Slider ATL R 621 86.0 33.0 -0.3 -1 3.5 0.1 2
2017 Curveball ATL R 321 79.5 47.2 -5.0 -10 4.3 -3.3 -44
2017 Sinker ATL R 596 95.3 18.8 -0.2 -1 16.1 1.0 7
2017 Changeup ATL R 155 86.2 24.9 -3.1 -11 15.0 1.4 10
2017 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 1,072 95.3 12.5 0.7 5 8.7 0.5 7
2016 Changeup ATL R 169 85.8 28.2 -2.6 -8 14.2 1.5 11
2016 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 1,029 95.9 15.3 -0.3 -2 10.9 3.3 44
2016 Sinker ATL R 281 95.8 21.3 1.2 6 16.7 2.7 19
2016 Curveball ATL R 152 78.1 53.5 -2.9 -5 6.3 -3.7 -37
2016 Slider ATL R 462 85.3 36.9 1.3 4 4.9 -0.1 -2
2015 Sinker ATL R 285 95.4 22.6 1.8 9 16.4 2.1 15
2015 Changeup ATL R 53 85.0 30.6 -0.6 -2 9.2 -3.5 -27
2015 Slider ATL R 198 84.5 39.1 1.9 5 5.3 0.2 5
2015 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 706 95.8 15.5 -0.4 -2 11.3 3.7 49
2015 Curveball ATL R 151 75.9 59.8 0.5 1 8.7 -1.5 -15
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -3 656 29.3 163 .287 .620 .396 11.2 9.2 8.6 .320 .649 .427 52.6
2021 Slider -0.7 -3 529 23.7 139 .214 .484 .328 28.2 31.7 19.2 .197 .389 .288 42.7
2021 Sinker -0.9 -4 487 21.8 175 .263 .494 .361 7.8 10.9 15.1 .268 .447 .334 37.8
2021 Changeup -1.8 -5 283 12.7 61 .291 .564 .389 32.9 13.1 12.5 .299 .537 .381 47.9
2021 Curveball -1.7 -5 281 12.6 48 .250 .409 .341 22.1 22.9 12.5 .220 .331 .272 20.6
2020 Slider -4.8 -1 22 31.4 6 .400 1.000 .600 12.5 33.3 18.2 .146 .501 .334 33.3
2020 Sinker -13.2 -2 16 22.9 6 .333 1.333 .683 11.1 16.7 20.0 .308 1.170 .646 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 3.2 0 15 21.4 2 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .042 .051 .045 0.0
2020 Changeup -8.9 -1 9 12.9 2 .500 2.000 1.000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .341 .888 .504 50.0
2020 Curveball -2.8 0 8 11.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Slider -0.9 -5 538 28.5 161 .242 .477 .327 33.9 34.2 23.3 .226 .393 .289 33.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -1 497 26.3 101 .250 .533 .351 15.5 11.9 11.1 .300 .634 .402 48.2
2019 Sinker 0.9 4 484 25.6 136 .264 .405 .341 12.3 12.5 10.6 .280 .466 .355 43.8
2019 Curveball -0.5 -1 190 10.1 42 .256 .513 .360 26.3 26.2 22.0 .259 .456 .328 39.3
2019 Changeup 1.5 3 179 9.5 49 .178 .356 .262 34.6 20.4 21.3 .190 .270 .237 25.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 2 1,219 40.1 243 .231 .412 .310 19.0 18.9 16.5 .237 .444 .322 41.2
2018 Slider 2.4 20 831 27.3 250 .111 .186 .195 36.4 42.4 26.6 .134 .203 .201 25.0
2018 Sinker 0.0 0 497 16.3 152 .305 .438 .399 14.7 19.1 16.4 .254 .358 .335 39.4
2018 Curveball 0.3 1 305 10.0 54 .176 .333 .245 28.1 22.2 20.0 .193 .311 .246 25.0
2018 Changeup 1.7 3 187 6.1 41 .150 .250 .206 31.7 22.0 20.9 .243 .365 .273 29.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -5 1,072 38.7 255 .292 .489 .385 19.7 19.2 17.3 .283 .501 .371 38.6
2017 Slider 0.2 1 621 22.4 148 .185 .393 .276 34.4 30.4 17.7 .197 .368 .266 25.5
2017 Sinker -0.1 -1 596 21.5 183 .310 .437 .382 11.9 14.8 14.7 .298 .450 .367 36.1
2017 Curveball 0.6 2 321 11.6 63 .246 .344 .271 27.9 27.0 17.9 .203 .275 .220 20.5
2017 Changeup -2.6 -4 155 5.6 39 .457 .629 .491 33.7 10.3 10.3 .396 .555 .429 28.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 283 85.3 98 18.3 1:30 1:45 -15
2021 Curveball 281 76.7 41 11.8 8:15 8:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 650 93.8 96 18.3 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 484 93.1 95 19.8 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 528 83.2 25 6.5 9:45 9:15 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 15 90.9 94 20.2 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Sinker 16 89.9 94 21.7 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Slider 22 79.2 30 8.1 8:45 8:15 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 84 326 -4 2 1 -1 -2
2015 398 1,480 -1 -7 -3 -7 -18
2016 523 2,112 10 5 -8 -7 1
2017 688 2,765 5 19 -18 -12 -6
2018 770 3,153 20 39 -22 -13 24
2019 520 1,992 -6 20 -11 -6 -2
2021 586 2,236 -17 25 -21 -8 -21
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,481 52.3 67.6 84.7 32.3 62.7 43.4 63.2 50.8 21.1 8.5 77.0
2016 2,120 53.0 63.8 82.7 30.6 64.9 42.2 63.4 48.2 22.0 9.6 74.0
2017 2,770 46.5 66.9 80.8 26.3 64.5 41.3 62.4 45.2 22.8 7.5 75.0
2018 3,041 50.6 63.2 81.1 24.3 54.1 41.5 61.9 44.0 25.1 7.7 69.1
2019 1,888 51.0 71.4 83.4 25.4 54.9 43.2 60.3 48.8 23.4 8.2 85.7
2020 70 45.7 68.8 86.4 15.8 83.3 37.1 50.0 40.0 14.3 5.7 100.0
2021 2,236 51.5 69.4 85.9 24.0 66.5 43.2 61.8 47.4 18.3 8.8 78.1
Player 13,606 50.5 66.7 82.9 26.5 61.3 42.2 62.1 46.8 22.3 8.3 75.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 14 21 15 16 23 50 55 46 48 42 51 35 77 86 90 46 57
2016 53 56 44 40 66 31 44 48 26 52 68 40 72 88 80 46 56
2017 26 24 29 38 22 21 60 17 52 41 47 38 35 83 61 46 55
2018 85 88 84 75 80 13 40 41 58 77 34 53 12 93 74 54 51
2019 31 36 25 22 49 28 32 37 22 39 60 34 12 76 40 38 53
2021 14 18 7 6 37 6 25 25 18 7 81 3 10 49 29 27 35
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.4 18 19.9 -2 10 14 9 50.0
2017 22.8 20 21.8 -2 13 18 7 35.0
2018 22.6 19 17.7 1 8 14 9 47.4
2019 23.2 23 20.1 3 8 14 11 47.8
2020 22.3 3 2.6 0 0 1 2 66.7
2021 23.6 35 31.6 3 5 20 16 45.7
Player 23.2 118 113.6 4 44 81 54 45.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 18 20 19 18 18 18 21 19 18 15 20 26 21 18 21 20 15 15 21 20 20 17 26 26 19 21 21 26 22 21 14
2017 20 20 18 23 24 21 25 20 14 19 22 28 22 21 21 24 17 19 24 21 24 18 29 24 22 18 20 30 27 23 15
2018 19 21 13 18 18 17 20 17 16 11 17 24 20 12 17 18 17 17 15 24 15 15 27 21 15 12 16 24 19 20 15
2019 23 26 17 18 22 18 23 18 15 13 18 22 24 19 18 20 18 18 19 23 21 27 25 24 18 18 17 24 25 20 16
2020 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 2
2021 35 35 28 32 32 30 34 34 27 26 29 32 32 27 33 35 31 29 36 34 30 32 38 36 28 29 37 33 32 29 27
Player 118 124 97 112 117 107 126 111 93 86 108 135 121 99 113 120 101 101 117 125 112 112 148 134 104 100 114 140 127 116 89
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.6 95.9 0.3 95.3 -0.6 96.4 1.1 94.9 -1.5 90.4 -4.5 93.5 3.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.0 85.8 0.8 86.2 0.4 87.8 1.6 86.7 -1.1 83.8 -2.9 85.3 1.5
Breaking Velocity 80.7 83.5 2.8 83.8 0.3 84.9 1.1 83.9 -1.0 77.8 -6.1 80.9 3.1
Exit Velocity 88.2 88.6 0.4 88.5 -0.1 88.6 0.1 89.1 0.5 85.1 -4.0 89.8 4.7
Launch Angle 15.4 12.8 -2.6 13.6 0.8 13.9 0.3 15.0 1.1 13.8 -1.2 16.1 2.3
Barrel % 4.8 6.2 1.4 5.4 -0.8 6.9 1.5 7.8 0.9 33.3 25.5 9.2 -24.1
Hard Hit % 32.9 37.0 4.1 32.9 -4.1 34.5 1.6 39.8 5.3 33.3 -6.5 43.0 9.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.8 31.6 -7.2 33.8 2.2 30.8 -3.0 30.8 0.0 22.2 -8.6 37.2 15.0
xBA .265 .244 -0.021 .266 0.022 .202 -0.064 .255 0.053 .202 -0.053 .265 0.063
BA .313 .263 -0.050 .277 0.014 .195 -0.082 .244 0.049 .333 0.089 .260 -0.073
xwOBA .338 .308 -0.030 .336 0.028 .274 -0.062 .328 0.054 .436 0.108 .349 -0.087
wOBA .382 .325 -0.057 .342 0.017 .265 -0.077 .319 0.054 .601 0.282 .355 -0.246
xSLG .438 .410 -0.028 .438 0.028 .330 -0.108 .456 0.126 .658 0.202 .490 -0.168
SLG .531 .442 -0.089 .446 0.004 .324 -0.122 .460 0.136 1.083 0.623 .527 -0.556
K% 19.3 21.1 1.8 20.7 -0.4 27.2 6.5 21.4 -5.8 18.8 -2.6 16.6 -2.2
BB% 7.3 6.7 -0.6 8.5 1.8 9.2 0.7 7.5 -1.7 25.0 17.5 6.1 -18.9
Swing % 50.8 48.2 -2.6 45.2 -3.0 44.0 -1.2 48.8 4.8 40.0 -8.8 47.4 7.4
Whiff% 21.1 22.0 0.9 22.8 0.8 25.1 2.3 23.4 -1.7 14.3 -9.1 18.3 4.0
In Zone % 52.3 53.0 0.7 46.5 -6.5 50.6 4.1 51.0 0.4 45.7 -5.3 51.5 5.8
Out of Zone % 47.7 47.0 -0.7 53.5 6.5 49.4 -4.1 49.0 -0.4 54.3 5.3 48.5 -5.8
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 30.6 -1.7 26.3 -4.3 24.3 -2.0 25.4 1.1 15.8 -9.6 24.0 8.2
First Pitch Swing % 32.1 25.5 -6.6 25.3 -0.2 25.4 0.1 31.4 6.0 18.8 -12.6 31.7 12.9
First Pitch Strike % 63.2 63.4 0.2 62.4 -1.0 61.9 -0.5 60.3 -1.6 50.0 -10.3 61.8 11.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 515 .329 277 30 10.8 238 33 13.9
2017 Shifts 688 .343 356 20 5.6 332 70 21.1
2018 Shifts 740 .265 353 28 7.9 387 71 18.3
2019 Shifts 489 .319 265 24 9.1 224 81 36.2
2020 Shifts 16 .601 7 2 28.6 9 2 22.2
2021 Shifts 586 .355 308 53 17.2 278 207 74.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 85 14.4 57.6% 2.4% 67 21.4 6.0% 4.5%
2015 391 13.5 62.7% 1.8% 232 20.4 12.1% 10.8%
2016 621 15.7 45.7% 2.4% 340 22.1 5.9% 16.2%
2017 767 15.0 49.5% 0.7% 545 19.6 4.6% 2.9%
2018 978 14.7 53.9% 1.2% 524 19.9 3.8% 3.1%
2019 583 15.6 39.8% 1.2% 283 21.5 0.4% 5.7%
2020 26 14.1 50.0% 0.0% 8 19.6 0.0% 0.0%
2021 676 15.6 41.0% 0.6% 358 21.4 0.8% 3.4%
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Pitch Distribution