Mike Foltynewicz could be considered a one-hit wonder type pitcher. He had one really good season but fell off after that.
That good season came in 2018 in which he went 13-10 with a 2.85 ERA along with 202 strikeouts compared to 130 hits given up for an opponent average of .195 in 183 innings pitched over 31 starts. He made the All-Star game that season which is his lone mid summer classic appearance in his career to date.
He wasn’t able to carry that momentum into 2019 as in 21 starts, he went 8-6 with an ERA of 4.54 and gave up more hits (109) than strikeouts (105) in 117 innings pitched for an opponent average of .244. He even spent time in the minors during the 2019 season due to struggles but finished off the year strong once he was recalled.
While 2020 has been a horrible year for many people around the world, it was definitely a bad one for Foltynewicz. In his first start of the season, he lasted just 3.1 innings giving up six earned runs with two of those being the result of back-to-back home runs he served.
To surprise, he ended up being designated for assignment after that game as he was out of minor league options. He went unclaimed and was optioned to the Braves alternate site for the remainder of the season.
If the Blue Jays are willing to take the risk, they could bring in Foltynewicz as a reclamation project in hopes that he can go back to his 2018 form.