Mike Foltynewicz, Starting Pitcher, Atlanta Braves, #26
Date of Birth: 10/7/1991
Birthplace: Minooka, Illinois
Current Salary: $544,000
Mike Foltynewicz, starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in 2010. He pitched in the Astros' minor league system from 2010 through part of 2014. During that time, he had a 32-28 win-loss record, 3 saves, and 478 strikeouts to 246 walks in 116 games.
Foltynewicz joined the Padres' bullpen in 2014. He pitched 18.2 innings in 22 games and he had a 5.30 ERA. On January 14, 2015, he was traded to the Braves.
In September, 2015, Foltynewicz spent time on the DL with assorted ailments, including blood clots in his pitching arm. As both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in 2015, he had a 4-6 record, 77 strikeouts to 29 walks, and a 5.71 ERA in 86.2 innings in 18 games.
Foltynewicz finished the 2016 season with a 4.31 ERA in 22 games. He had 9 wins to 5 losses and 111 strikeouts to 35 walks in 123.1 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Foltynewicz through 2016 include:
- 56 games played
- 228.2 innings pitched
- 13-12 win-loss record
- 202 strikeouts to 71 walks
- 4.92 ERA