Mike Foltynewicz
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 195LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 1, #19, Houston Astros | Minooka Community HS
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 12 5.44 28 24 0 139.0 97 1.26
8 Seasons 46 54 4.52 166 142 0 825.0 752 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 28 2-12 5.44 139.0 97 1.26
8 Seasons 166 46-54 4.52 825.0 752 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 1481 289 14 4.8 3.5 88.0 112.2 15.3 38.8 .266 .438 .382 .338 .391 32.9 19.3 7.3 5.71 4.80
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 .436 .342 .336 .386 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 89.8 116.5 16.1 37.2 .266 .491 .355 .349 .391 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 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Foltynewicz relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(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 29.4 33.2 3.1 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 25.4 3.4 30.6 27.1 23.4 6.8 6.9 4.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Slider TEX R 529 83.2 37.3 -1.3 -3 5.3 -1.6 -24
2021 Changeup TEX R 283 85.3 25.8 -4.6 -15 14.0 0.1 1
2021 Sinker TEX R 487 93.1 20.6 -1.2 -6 16.2 1.4 10
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 656 93.8 15.8 -0.8 -5 10.5 3.1 42
2021 Curveball TEX R 281 76.7 45.5 -11.3 -20 10.3 0.7 7
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 1.5 3 6.5 -3.2 -33
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 15 90.9 16.4 0.2 1 11.4 4.6 67
2020 Changeup ATL R 9 83.8 22.1 -9.3 -30 9.4 -3.6 -28
2020 Sinker ATL R 16 89.9 22.8 -0.9 -4 18.2 3.9 27
2019 Slider ATL R 538 85.4 33.8 -2.2 -6 3.5 -1.6 -31
2019 Sinker ATL R 484 95.0 20.5 -0.6 -3 15.6 0.6 4
2019 Curveball ATL R 190 79.4 47.9 -6.2 -11 4.7 -3.9 -46
2019 Changeup ATL R 179 86.7 25.6 -3.6 -12 13.9 0.1 1
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 497 94.8 15.4 -0.2 -1 9.0 1.1 14
2018 Changeup ATL R 187 87.8 24.6 -4.4 -15 14.5 0.6 4
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 1,219 96.3 13.5 0.9 7 8.1 0.3 4
2018 Curveball ATL R 305 80.0 48.3 -5.3 -10 4.8 -3.3 -41
2018 Slider ATL R 831 86.7 34.1 -0.2 -1 4.2 -0.1 -3
2018 Sinker ATL R 497 96.5 18.5 -1.0 -5 15.7 1.0 7
2017 Sinker ATL R 596 95.3 18.8 -0.3 -1 16.1 1.0 7
2017 Curveball ATL R 321 79.5 47.2 -4.9 -9 4.3 -3.4 -44
2017 Slider ATL R 621 86.0 33.0 -0.4 -1 3.5 -0.1 -2
2017 4-Seamer ATL R 1,072 95.3 12.5 0.7 5 8.7 0.5 6
2017 Changeup ATL R 155 86.2 24.9 -3.1 -11 15.0 1.5 11
2016 Slider ATL R 462 85.3 34.5 1.2 4 1.8 -0.9 -32
2016 Sinker ATL R 281 95.8 18.3 0.8 4 18.3 3.3 22
2016 Curveball ATL R 152 78.1 50.3 -3.6 -7 3.6 -4.1 -53
2016 4-Seamer ATL R 1,029 95.9 12.9 0.0 0 13.0 3.8 42
2016 Changeup ATL R 169 85.8 24.3 -4.1 -14 15.8 2.3 17
! 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-Seamer 0.5 3 656 29.3 163 .287 .620 .396 11.2 9.2 8.6 .321 .649 .427 52.6
2021 Slider 0.7 3 529 23.7 139 .214 .484 .328 28.2 31.7 19.2 .197 .389 .289 42.7
2021 Sinker 0.9 4 487 21.8 175 .263 .494 .361 7.8 10.9 15.1 .269 .451 .336 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-Seamer -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 .394 .290 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 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 .281 .466 .355 43.8
2019 Curveball 0.6 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 .191 .271 .238 25.7
2018 4-Seamer -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 .135 .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-Seamer 0.4 5 1,072 38.7 255 .292 .489 .385 19.7 19.2 17.3 .282 .497 .369 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 .451 .368 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 -38 21 13 -24
2019 520 1,992 6 -20 10 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 52.4 67.5 84.7 32.3 62.7 43.4 63.2 50.8 21.1 8.5 76.2
2016 2,120 52.9 63.8 82.7 30.7 65.1 42.1 63.4 48.2 22.0 9.6 73.9
2017 2,770 46.5 66.9 80.8 26.3 64.4 41.4 62.4 45.2 22.8 7.5 74.9
2018 3,041 50.6 63.2 81.0 24.2 54.3 41.5 61.9 44.0 25.1 7.7 69.1
2019 1,888 51.0 71.3 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 38.6 50.0 40.0 14.3 5.7 100.0
2021 2,236 51.5 69.4 85.9 24.0 66.5 43.1 61.8 47.4 18.3 8.9 78.3
Player 13,606 50.5 66.7 82.9 26.6 61.4 42.3 62.1 46.8 22.3 8.3 75.8
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 14 20 15 17 23 50 55 53 49 42 51 35 14 88 90 46
2016 54 56 44 40 66 31 44 48 26 52 68 40 54 89 80 46
2017 26 24 30 38 22 21 60 17 52 41 46 38 26 85 60 46
2018 85 88 84 75 79 13 40 41 58 77 35 53 85 93 71 54
2019 32 36 25 22 49 28 32 37 22 39 60 34 32 77 38 39
2021 14 17 7 6 37 6 25 25 18 7 81 3 14 55 26 27
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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 19.5 -2 11 15 8 44.4
2017 22.8 20 22.3 -2 11 22 6 30.0
2018 22.6 19 17.1 2 12 13 6 31.6
2019 23.2 23 19.4 4 12 11 11 47.8
2020 22.3 3 2.7 0 0 1 2 66.7
2021 23.6 35 32.0 3 7 17 18 51.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 18 20 26 16 19 22 17 20 20 20 19 18 14 19 19 22 20 23 14 20 25 13 14 20 19 21 25 19 17 19 25
2017 20 23 27 23 20 25 24 21 26 20 22 24 16 13 22 27 21 29 15 23 31 17 18 23 23 22 24 17 19 22 32
2018 19 21 23 11 17 20 16 20 17 13 18 17 12 14 17 19 17 19 13 17 22 15 16 15 15 24 18 13 16 13 25
2019 23 23 20 18 17 19 17 25 19 17 18 19 13 16 18 20 16 25 16 19 24 18 17 18 19 23 23 17 26 17 25
2020 3 2 3 2 3 3 0 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3
2021 35 32 34 27 32 36 31 37 34 31 32 34 27 27 29 34 38 31 26 29 33 32 31 36 29 33 36 29 35 29 36
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
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 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 77.8 -6.1 80.9 3.1
Exit Velocity 88 88.6 0.6 88.5 -0.1 88.6 0.1 89.1 0.5 85.1 -4 89.8 4.7
Launch Angle 15.3 12.8 -2.5 13.6 0.8 13.9 0.3 15 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 4.1 32.9 -4.1 34.5 1.6 39.8 5.3 33.3 -6.5 43 9.7
Sweet Spot % 38.8 31.6 -7.2 33.8 2.2 30.8 -3 30.8 0 22.2 -8.6 37.2 15
xBA .266 .244 -0.022 .266 0.022 .202 -0.064 .255 0.053 .201 -0.054 .266 0.065
BA .313 .263 -0.05 .277 0.014 .195 -0.082 .244 0.049 .333 0.089 .26 -0.073
xwOBA .338 .308 -0.03 .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 .41 -0.028 .436 0.026 .33 -0.106 .456 0.126 .658 0.202 .491 -0.167
SLG .531 .442 -0.089 .446 0.004 .324 -0.122 .46 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 17.5 6.1 -18.9
Swing % 50.8 48.2 -2.6 45.2 -3 44 -1.2 48.8 4.8 40 -8.8 47.4 7.4
Whiff% 21.1 22 0.9 22.8 0.8 25.1 2.3 23.4 -1.7 14.3 -9.1 18.3 4
In Zone % 52.4 52.9 0.5 46.5 -6.4 50.6 4.1 51 0.4 45.7 -5.3 51.5 5.8
Out of Zone % 47.6 47.1 -0.5 53.5 6.4 49.4 -4.1 49 -0.4 54.3 5.3 48.5 -5.8
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 30.7 -1.6 26.3 -4.4 24.2 -2.1 25.4 1.2 15.8 -9.6 24 8.2
First Pitch Swing % 32.1 25.5 -6.6 25.3 -0.2 25.4 0.1 31.4 6 18.8 -12.6 31.7 12.9
First Pitch Strike % 63.2 63.4 0.2 62.4 -1 61.9 -0.5 60.3 -1.6 50 -10.3 61.8 11.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 515 .329 277 16 5.8 238 28 11.8
2017 688 .343 356 18 5.1 332 64 19.3
2018 740 .265 353 16 4.5 387 55 14.2
2019 489 .319 265 24 9.1 224 60 26.8
2020 16 .601 7 2 28.6 9 2 22.2
2021 586 .355 308 28 9.1 278 162 58.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 86 14.4 57.0% 3.5% 71 21.6 5.6% 7.0%
2015 392 13.5 62.5% 1.8% 245 20.6 11.8% 13.1%
2016 623 15.7 45.6% 2.7% 355 22.7 5.6% 19.2%
2017 772 15.0 49.5% 0.9% 554 19.6 4.5% 3.8%
2018 979 14.7 53.9% 1.2% 535 20.0 3.7% 3.9%
2019 585 15.7 39.7% 1.5% 294 21.6 0.3% 9.2%
2020 27 16.6 48.1% 3.7% 8 19.6 0.0% 0.0%
2021 678 15.7 40.9% 0.9% 366 21.4 0.8% 5.2%

Pitch Distribution