Mike Foltynewicz

Mike Foltynewicz #48

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/220
  • Age: 23

Mike Foltynewicz Stats

4-6 5.71 86.2 77 1.63

Mike Foltynewicz MLB Career Stats

4-7 5.64 105.1 91 1.62

Mike Foltynewicz Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Gary Foltynewicz
  • Pronunciation: Ful-ta-nev-ich
  • Born: 10/7/1991 in Sterling, IL
  • Draft: 2010, Houston Astros, 1st rd. (19th overall)
  • High School: Minooka Community, Minooka, IL
  • Debut: August 2, 2014
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2015 Stats 4 6 5.71 18 15 0 86.2 77 1.63
MLB Career Stats 4 7 5.64 34 15 0 105.1 91 1.62
  • Status: Disabled 15-Day

Mike Foltynewicz Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Braves NL 844 Four-seam FB 95.62 95.00 2383.05 6.19 89.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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September 21, 2015 at 10:10 PM ET

Foltynewicz has surgery to alleviate clots

Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz had a portion of a right rib removed Monday afternoon to alleviate the blood clots that were found in his right arm this past weekend.

September 20, 2015 at 3:06 PM ET

Foltynewicz hospitalized due to blood clots

The Braves were looking forward to seeing Mike Foltynewicz make at least a couple more relief appearances over the season's final weeks, but they are now simply concerned about his health, as the right-hander has been hospitalized because of blood clots in his right arm.


Mike Foltynewicz Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Houston NL

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Corpus Christi TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Corpus Christi TEX

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Lexington SAL

SAL Most Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2012 Lexington SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Lexington SAL

Mike Foltynewicz Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 15, 2015 Atlanta Braves activated RHP Mike Foltynewicz from the 15-day disabled list.
September 2, 2015 Atlanta Braves placed RHP Mike Foltynewicz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 30, 2015. Costochondritis
July 29, 2015 Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Mike Foltynewicz from Gwinnett Braves.
July 13, 2015 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Mike Foltynewicz to Gwinnett Braves.
July 7, 2015 Atlanta Braves recalled Mike Foltynewicz from Gwinnett Braves.
June 17, 2015 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Mike Foltynewicz to Gwinnett Braves.
May 1, 2015 Atlanta Braves recalled Mike Foltynewicz from Gwinnett Braves.
April 4, 2015 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Mike Foltynewicz to Gwinnett Braves.
January 14, 2015 Atlanta Braves traded DH Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt to Houston Astros for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman.
August 1, 2014 Houston Astros selected the contract of RHP Michael Foltynewicz from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 2, 2014 RHP Michael Foltynewicz assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from Corpus Christi Hooks.
January 14, 2014 Houston Astros invited non-roster RHP Michael Foltynewicz to spring training.
June 24, 2013 RHP Michael Foltynewicz assigned to TEX South Division All-Stars.
May 2, 2013 RHP Michael Foltynewicz assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
April 1, 2013 Michael Foltynewicz assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
February 26, 2013 RHP Michael Foltynewicz assigned to Houston Astros.
April 4, 2011 RHP Michael Foltynewicz assigned to Lexington Legends from Greeneville Astros.
June 20, 2010 Michael Foltynewicz assigned to Greeneville Astros from Houston Astros.
June 18, 2010 Houston Astros signed RHP Michael Foltynewicz.

Michael Gary Foltynewicz Bio Info

Last name is pronounced "Folt-in-ev-ich"...Posted a 9-1 record and a 0.38 ERA at Minooka Community High School in Illinois in his senior season of 2010...struck out 128 hitters in his 72.2 innings...selected by Houston with the 19th overall pick in the first round of the June 2010 draft...signed by Astros scout Troy Hoerner...The 19th overall selection in the 2010 draft, which was used to select Foltynewicz, was obtained by Houston from Detroit as compensation for the free agent loss of RHP Jose Valverde...the Astros also received a supplemental draft pick after the first round (33rd overal pick), which was used on IF Mike Kvasnicka...Is currently signed to a minor league contract for the 2014 season...invited to Major League Spring Training on Jan. 14, 2014.


Entered the 2015 season ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' second-best prospect. Also tabbed by the publication in their "Best Tools" survey as having the "Best Fastball" in the organization...In his fifth professional season, made his Major League debut with the Houston Astros, appearing in 16 contests - all in relief - with the Major League club...Combined to make 37 total appearances between Oklahoma City (AAA) and Houston with a 7-8 record and a 5.13 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 121.1 innings pitched...Spent the first four months of the season with Oklahoma City going 7-7 with a 5.08 ERA over 21 games (18 starts) before having his contract purchased on 8/1...After predominately pitching as a starter during his time in the minor leagues, made all 16 of his appearances with the Major League club out of the bullpen. His longest outing of the season was 2.1 innings pitched on two occasions (8/14 at BOS and 9/28 at NYM)...Made his Major League debut on 8/2 vs. TOR with 0.2 scoreless frames (1 BB, 1 K). He entered in the eighth inning and retired two of his three batters faced as he recorded his first career hold...Had two outings with HOU in which he allowed three earned runs (8/12 vs. MIN and 9/28 at NYM) over a combined 3.1 innings. Without those two outings, his season ERA with the Major League club would have been 2.93 (15.1 IP/5 ER). Was touched for three home runs with HOU, including two in his 8/12 outing and one in his 9/28 outing...Pitched at a 1.93 ERA (2 ER/9.1 IP) over 10 appearances, from 8/17-9/23...With Oklahoma City, went 6-2 with a 3.48 ERA in 12 appearances (10 starts) made on the road, compared to going 1-5 with a 7.52 ERA in nine games (eight starts) at home...Post 102 strikeouts in 102.2 innings with Oklahoma City which ranked as the third most on the Club.


Entered the season highly ranked on many prospect lists, including a No. 5 ranking in the Astros organization by Baseball America...among all minor league players, was ranked a top-50 prospect by ESPN.com (#46), Baseball America (#46) and Baseball Prospectus (#49) mid-way through the season...MLB.com ranked him as the No. 65 prospect in all of baseball...was in minor league camp but did join the Astros for two Major League games in Spring Training...did not allow a run in 5.0 innings of work, while allowing just one hit and fanning eight...this included a 4.0-inning, seven-strikeout performance on March 30 vs. CHC in an exhibition game at Minute Maid Park...in the regular season, advanced to Class A Advanced Lancaster, where he went 1-0 with a 3.81 ERA (11ER/26IP) in seven games (five starts)...promoted to Double A Corpus Christi on May 2 and finished his season with the Hooks...went 5-3 with three saves and a 2.87 ERA (33ER/103.1IP) in 23 games (16 starts) at the Double A level...allowed just a .207 opponent's batting average at Corpus...earned Midseason and Postseason All-Star honors in the Texas League...was also picked by the Texas League managers and coaches as the 'Best Pitching Prospect' with the 'Best Fastball' and 'Best Breaking Pitch' in Baseball America's Best Tools Survey...combined to go 6-3 with three saves and a 3.06 ERA (44ER/129.1IP) in 30 games (21 starts).


Entered the season as the Astros No. 9 prospect per Baseball America...repeated the season with Class A Lexington and earned the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award after posting a 14-4 record and a 3.14 ERA (53ER/152IP) in 27 starts...was named the South Atlantic League's Most Outstanding Pitcher and was a SAL Midseason and Postseason All-Star...also named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star...ranked tied for first in the SAL in wins and starts, second in innings pitched, fifth in ERA and sixth in strikeouts (125)...named the No. 11 prospect in the SAL following the season by Baseball America...was named Lexington's Pitcher of the Month in April (3-1, 1.98), June (3-1, 2.97) and August (2-0, 1.99)...allowed two earned runs or less in 19 of his 27 starts, including his first eight starts of the season.


Entered the season as the Astros No. 4 prospect with the 'Best Fastball' in the system, per Baseball America...advanced to Class A Lexington for his second pro campaign...lost his first six decisions on the season, bringing his professional record to 0-9, before winning on May 18 vs. West Virginia, beating Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon...won five of six decisions from May 18-July 14, lowering his season ERA from 6.63 to 4.19...finished his campaign with a 5-11 record and a 4.97 ERA (74ER/134IP) in 26 starts.


Selected by Houston with the 19th overall selection in the 2010 draft out of Minooka High School in Illinois...drafted on June 7 as one of three Astros first round picks, also OF Delino DeShields (#8) and IF Mike Kvasnicka (#33)...signed with the Astros on June 18 and assigned to rookie level Greeneville...made his professional debut on June 26 vs. Johnson City, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in a start...finished his season 0-3 with a 4.03 ERA (20ER/44.2IP) in 12 starts...allowed only one earned run over his final four starts of the season, posting a 0.48 ERA (1ER/18.2IP) in those games...following the season, ranked by Baseball America as the No. 7 prospect in the Appalachian League.