Mike Fiers
Mike Fiers

Mike Fiers (SP)

Houston Astros

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Mike Fiers throws four scoreless

Tue, Mar 21st 11:10pm EDT
By Troy Klauder

Mike Fiers threw four scoreless innings against the Marlins on Tuesday, striking out five in his attempt to win a rotation spot.

Fantasy Impact: The fifth spot in Houston's rotation is still completely up for grabs between Fiers and Joe Musgrove. It is possible that both of them start the season in the rotation, since Collin McHugh may miss his first time through the rotation as he builds up endurance. Be careful drafting Fiers, as he may only make one start before being relegated to bullpen duties. And even if he does beat out Musgrove, Fiers isn't a very good bet to perform well after putting up a 4.48 ERA in 2016 with declining peripherals.

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Mike Fiers has been scratched from Saturday's start with right hamstring tightness. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Astros manager A.J. Hinch called the move "very precautionary," so there's not much to worry about. Fiers's regular season status shouldn't be affected by the injury. However, this doesn't help Fiers in his attempt to win the 5th starter spot over Joe Musgrove. A bullpen role is looking increasingly likely for Fiers after a poor spring thus far.

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The Astros avoided arbitration with Mike Fiers on Thursday, settling with the 31-year-old righthander on a $3.45-million salary for this season. The parties settled at exactly the midpoint of the figures each proposed last Friday. Fiers' side had filed for a $3.9 million salary while the Astros proposed $3 million. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Fiers, a first-time arbitration eligible player, had an 11-8 record with a 4.48 ERA in 31 games (30 starts) last season, totalling 168 2/3 IP. Presuming all of the Astros' starting pitchers are healthy, Fiers will have to earn a spot in the back of the rotation in spring training.

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Fiers went 5 2/3 scoreless inning on four hits, one walk and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: He is 5-3 with an ERA of 4.42 which is not much of a fantasy help. Maybe he catches fire or the Astros become the power they were last season, but until then, he is just a very deep league type of option (or an AL-only league of medium depth).

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Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez were brought to the Astros at the trade deadline and each have had their struggles in 2016, as Fiers has posted a 5.73 ERA in 22 innings. He has not pitched more than six innings in any of his starts this season and only has 17 strikeouts after averaging a strikeout per inning. Fiers will face the Athletics tonight.

Fantasy Impact: This is not what fantasy owners bargined for with Fiers as they expected a lot of strikeouts with 15 or more wins on a good Astros team. All is not lost for Fiers in his poor start, as he has allowed six runs in his last two starts and has 11 strikeouts in 11 innings, winning both games to move to 2-1. For those of you that will be on DraftKings tonight, Fiers has a .679 OPS against current Athletics batters, allowing only five extra-base hits (all home runs) in 64 at-bats.

Mike Fiers pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday earning a win. Fiers allowed seven hits and four earned runs in the outing. Fiers did strike out five batters.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a great outing for Fiers, but luckily the Astros bullpen didn't allow any more runs once he was relieved. Three of the Tigers seven hits were homeruns. There were positives for Fiers in the fact that he didn't walk any batters and struck out almost one batter per inning. You can expect Fiers to improve as the season progresses.

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Mike Fiers pitched six innings of six hit, three run ball on Tuesday while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Fiers pitched a solid six innings for the Astros on Tuesday, only allowing three runs. Unfortunately, the offense couldn't get anything going to help him. Fiers only struck out three but induced nine ground ball outs compared to six fly ball outs. It's a good sign of things to come for Fiers and he is still a viable addition to your fantasy team.

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Mike Fiers throws five innings of five run baseball Thursday against the Yankees. Fiers was pulled after giving up nine hits and striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: All of the Astros pitchers, aside from Dallas Keuchel, had a rough go against the Yankees this series. Interesting enough in Fiers' 2015 debut with the Astros he posted a similar stats against the Rangers, so don't get down on him after one start. Don't expect this less than desirable version of Fiers to stick around. The Astros have one of the best lineups in baseball so every start for Fiers is a chance to earn a win.

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Mike Fiers is scheduled to take the mound Thursday in the Astros series finale against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Mananger A.J. Hinch has tabbed Mike Fiers as the team's third starter. Fiers pitched well for the Astros after being aquired from the Brewers last season. Fiers looked good in Spring Training and averages more than a strikeout per inning pitched, 408 in 404 career innings. Play Fiers with confidence, as he will provide a good amount of strikeouts and has a solid offense behind him.

Mike Fiers in his last start of the spring: 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R (Both earned), 0 BB, 7 Ks, 2 HRs (Santana, Braun). He starts Thursday at NYY. (Source: Jake Kaplan)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Fiers was dealing in his final spring training start on Friday. Fiers had trouble finding his strikeout pitch prior to his start against the Brewers but had it working through 5 1/3 innings where he struck out seven. Fiers could potentially lead the team in strikeouts so keep that in mind if he's available in your league. He's set to make his first regular season start against the Yankees on Thursday.

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Mike Fiers allowed six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings against Atlanta on Tuesday. He had two walks and three strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: While Fiers has a rotation spot locked up, this kind of outing so late in Spring Training (and against such a bad offense) is a bit worrying. Fiers has high strikeout upside with a career 9.09 K/9, but his WHIP has to stay down for him to be useful in standard formats, and Tuesday's outing doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Fiers is worth a shot on a good Astros team that should provide adequate run support, but there is danger here, exert caution (205 overall ADP).

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Mike Fiers allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits in three innings against the Braves on Thursday. He had three walks and two strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers struggled with his control against the Braves on Thursday, giving up his first runs of Spring Training. While taking much of anything from Spring Training stats is usually a bad idea, the key one to note is his WHIP, which currently sits at 1.38, a mark not far off his 2015 one when he was in Milwaukee (1.36). If Fiers can not regain his solid control and command from last year's overall number (1.25), or improve on it, then fantasy owners may see regression. Monitor him for now.

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Mike Fiers allowed no runs on two hits in two innings against the Yankees on Monday. He had one walk and no strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers wasn't showcasing his best stuff on Monday, but he still got the job done in a pair of scoreless innings. Fiers is the 55th SP being drafted (185th overall ADP), and with a K/9 over 9, and good ratios (~3.50 ERA/1.20 WHIP is expected), the only limit to his upside will be innings. Fiers is the fourth SP in the rotation, but it is six-deep, so he might not hit 180 IP, making him a good, but not great value in the later rounds of standard drafts.

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Mike Fiers allowed three runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Angels on Wednesday. He had three walks and three strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers had a solid outing on Wednesday, but he was unable to generate strikeouts at his usual rate (8.82 K/9). Fiers has exceeded his ADP (~70 on many sites), as he's nearly in the top 50 on the player rater. Looking forward to next season, Fiers isn't going to set anyone's fantasy team on fire, but he is a solid option that you can get late in drafts that won't hurt you.

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Mike Fiers allowed two runs on five hits in six innings against the Athletics on Friday. He had one walk and six strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Both of the runs Fiers allowed on Friday came from solo-homers in the fourth inning, but it was smooth sailing otherwise. Fiers has been a comforting, consistent presence for Houston since joining the team in August, and it has been great for fantasy owners as they don't have to worry about a massive blowup from this kind of pitcher. Fiers should be active in all fantasy formats.

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Mike Fiers allowed one run on three hits in six innings against the Twins on Saturday. He had three walks and five strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: It was going to be nearly impossible for Fiers to replicate his last start, a no-hitter against the Dodgers, but he was solid on Saturday. The only run allowed was scored on a double play with the bases loaded, as Fiers was able to limit the damage in the inning. Fiers clearly has a lot of fantasy potential, but don't expect starts like the last two all the time, just enjoy the ride while you can (in all fantasy formats).

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Mike Fiers pitches a no-hitter

Sat, Aug 22nd 12:02am EDT
By Eric Townsend

Mike Fiers allowed no hits and no runs in nine innings against the Dodgers on Friday. He had three walks and 10 strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers will likely be a fun obscure answer to a trivia question, as he is certainly not a pitcher anyone would have picked to throw a no-hitter, the fifth one of the 2015 MLB season. Fiers needed an incredibly high 134 pitches to complete the game, but it was worth it as he earned his first win as a member of the Astros in style. While this was an anomaly, Fiers should be active in all but the most shallow of mixed leagues.

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Mike Fiers allowed two runs (both unearned) on five hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Tigers on Sunday. He had two walks and five strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers hasn't been setting the world on fire since joining the Astros, but at least his past two outings have been solid, with only one earned run allowed in 12 IP. Fiers isn't fantasy relevant except in AL-Only formats, but he should be consistently just a touch above an average MLB pitcher going forward.

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Mike Fiers allowed six runs on seven hits in five innings against the Rangers on Monday. He had three walks and six strikeouts in the long-relief appearance.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers filled in after the SP McCullers couldn't get out of the first inning, but it wasn't the debut Astros fans were hoping for. Fiers had been steadily improving as the season has gone on, lowering his ERA every month, including a solid 3.19 in July. He'll look to bounce back, preferably when he gets to start the game, but until his role in the rotation is certain his fantasy value is really low except in AL-Only formats.

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Mike Fiers, along with Carlos Gomez, was traded to the Houston Astros on Thursday evening for four minor league prospects.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers gives the Astros a cost controlled pitcher for the next three seasons, and a reliable arm at the back of their rotation. Since the All-Star break, Fiers has a 22/4 K/BB rate. Home runs will still be a problem, but he could see some success as he faces a number of teams for the first time. He's not an elite add in AL-only leagues, but he's definitely worth consideration and could be a cheaper option for those who missed out on Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto.

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Mike Fiers turned in an interesting fantasy performance on Friday night at Chase Field. He allowed five runs, four earned, on eight hits over five innings of work. He struck out ten and walked two batters.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers earned his eighth loss of the season, but the ten strikeouts were the silver lining in this start. Fiers now has 17 strikeouts in 12 innings since the All-Star break. He's definitely worth a look if you need strikeouts.

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Mike Fiers was fantastic on Friday night, pitching seven strong innings against the Pirates at Miller Park. He allowed one run on three hits, while walking a batter and striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers still can't avoid the home run ball, he allowed a solo shot to Jung Ho Kang in the seventh inning, but it was his only mistake. Fiers has a chance of heating up in the final months of the season. Last year between August 9th and September 28th, he went 6-4 with a 2.09 ERA over 64 and two-thirds innings with 71 strikeouts. He's worth a look in mixed leagues and could be a big help down the stretch.

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Mike Fiers was fantastic on Sunday, tossing seven innings of four hit, one run ball. He walked three batters and struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers didn't factor into the decision, as the Brewers were held scoreless until pushing one run across in the bottom of the seventh, and exploding for four more in the bottom of the eighth. Fiers has lowered his ERA from 4.50 to 4.14 over his last two starts against the Mets and Twins. He'll get the Reds in Cincinnati in his next start on Friday.

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Mike Fiers pitched well at home on Tuesday night, holding the Mets to two runs on four hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out seven batters.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers didn't earn the win, but he pitched well enough to keep his team in the game and his offense scored enough runs to win the game. It was a pleasant rebound for Fiers, who allowed six earned runs in his last start. His next start will come on Sunday afternoon at Miller Park in an interleague match-up against the Twins.

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Mike Fiers allowed six earned runs on eight hits over five innings against the Royals in Kansas City on Wednesday evening. He walked three and struck out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers has now allowed 11 earned runs in his last three starts. During that span he has a 13/9 K/BB rate with 20 hits and two home runs allowed. It has been an up and down season for Fiers, who greatly relies on control of his mediocre pitches to have success. Right now he's not worth starting in shallow formats. He'll look to rebound on Tuesday against the Mets at Miller Park.

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Mike Fiers couldn't finish the bottom of the fifth inning for the Brewers on Sunday, giving up seven hits and two earned runs before he was pulled after recording one out in the fifth. He walked three and struck out three as well.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers was lucky to keep the ball in the yard, but that didn't matter as the Brewers offense was unable to give Fiers any run support. He'll look to get back in the win column next Friday against the Nationals in Milwaukee.

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Mike Fiers was very effective against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday night. He threw six innings while allowing zero runs, four hits and two walks. He struck out six batters.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers was lifted after 99 pitches. It was his first start in almost a month where he was able to finish six innings of work. Hopefully June can bring some continued success for Fiers, who faces the Twins in Minneapolis on Sunday.

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Mike Fiers earned his fifth loss of the season, despite pitching well throwing five innings of two run ball. He allowed eight hits and zero walks while striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers was burned by a two-run home run to Matt Duffy in the fifth inning, and was lifted after throwing 77 pitches. Fiers has failed to complete six innings in his last three starts and holds a 1-2 record over that span. The good news is that he has a K/BB ratio of 14/2 over the three game stretch.Fiers will take the mound on Monday in St. Louis to kick off June for the Brewers.

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Mike Fiers did not factor into the decision on Monday night in Detroit. He kept his team in the game, throwing five and two-thirds innings of six hit, two run ball. He struck out three and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers kept his team in the game, battling against a tough Tigers offense. The Brewers were able to gain the lead after Fiers left the game with a pitch count of 104, and eventually won. Fiers will look to get back in the win column against the Braves in Atlanta on Saturday.

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Mike Fiers was solid for the Brewers on Tuesday, throwing six and one-third innings against the White Sox. He allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking one batter.

Fantasy Impact: It was another nice outing for Fiers, who threw 105 pitches before leaving in the middle of the top of the seventh. It was a nice bounce-back for Fiers, who was able to stymie the home run ball from a White Sox offense known to put the ball over the fence. He'll get the Tigers in Detroit in his next start on Monday.

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Mike Fiers took his third loss of the season on Tuesday night, allowing four earned runs on six hits over four innings. He walked three batters and struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers was burned by a Jay Bruce grand slam in the third inning, and ended up leaving the game after the fourth inning once the Reds had scored eight runs. Fiers wasn't helped by his defense, only four of the eight runs were earned, but it was still a depressing outing for the righty. Fiers has a rough start to the season, going 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA. It may be worth moving on from Fiers until he can put together a few quality starts.

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Mike Fiers was cruising through the Cardinals lineup until he experienced a rough sixth inning and was eventually pulled after throwing 93 pitches. He allowed seven hits and two runs. He walked four batters and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers bounced back after his rough season debut against the Pirates, but was unable to help his team get a win on Thursday. He'll look to get his first win on Tuesday against a Reds team that is currently striking out at a 23.5% rate.

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Mike Fiers earned his first loss of the season Friday night against the pirates, tossing five innings and allowing five earned runs on seven hits. He struck out eight batters and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Pittsburgh's lefties got the best of Fiers, with Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez collecting five of Fiers' seven hits. The silver lining in the outing came from Fiers' impressive 8:1 K/BB ratio over five innings.

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Mike Fiers was underwhelming on Tuesday, working for 5 innings, allowing three hits and three earned runs while issuing four walks and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers struggled with his command against the Reds. Some of his walks were of the four pitch variety. Fiers still has a great upside for strikeouts, and is in line to pitch towards the back of Milwaukee's rotation. Keep an eye on his command in his next (and final) spring training start.

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Fiers made his first Cactus League appearance since March 13 and allowed one run on three hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings. Fiers was scratched from his previous start with right shoulder fatigue.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers is a potential breakout candidate this season. His average draft position is 190 with an average auction value of $7. He posted 76 strikeouts in 71 innings last season and many hope for similar ratios over the course of a full 2015 if he can stay healthy.

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Mike Fiers returned to the mound on Thursday after missing his last start due to shoulder weakness. He allowed three hits and one run without striking out a batter.

Fantasy Impact: While it was nice to see Fiers return to the mound, at least one strikeout would have been nice. Still, its nice to see Mike return and face 14 after missing his last turn in the rotation. Keep an eye on Fiers and his effectiveness the rest of the spring.

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Mike Fiers back on mound Sunday

Mon, Mar 23rd 4:28pm EDT
By Robert Klein

After missing his last start with shoulder weakness, Fiers threw 3-1/3 innings and a total of 46 pitches in a Minor League game Sunday. Fiers will throw again Thursday in either a Major or Minor League game to keep him on pace to be ready for the start of the season. (Source: Brewers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fiers only started 10 games in 2014 but posted good numbers when he did. He posted a 6-5 record with 76 strikeouts in 71 innings and could be a key component of the Brewers staff if he stays healthy. Currently, his average draft position is 190.

Fiers lasted just two innings Friday in a spring training start against the Mariners. He threw a total of 59 pitches, only 29 were for strikes and allowed five hits, four runs and three walks as his spring ERA rose to 5.79.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers spot in the Brewers rotation is safe, and he likely isn't going to be the ace of anyone's fantasy staff. Let's just hope that he works out the kinks before the games count for real. At best Fiers is a depth rotation guy in your lineup that you use when the matchups favor the Brewers.

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Fiers went 2.2 innings striking out three Sunday against the Dodgers. Fiers gave up just one hit and one walk along with an unearned run in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: In 2014 Fiers went 6-5 with a 2.13 ERA with 76 strikeouts in 71.2 innings pitched. Fiers will be a good under the radar draft candidate and post good strikeout numbers along with a good ERA and WHIP. You should be able to steal him in the mid to late rounds, currently his average draft position is 190 on FantasyPros.

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Fiers has been tabbed to start the Brewers opening spring game Wednesday against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (Source: Brewers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fiers went 6-5 with a 2.13 ERA in 14 games for the Brewers in 2014. He also had 76 strikeouts in 71.2 innings pitched posting a 0.88 WHIP. Fiers was the Brewers best starter during the second half of the season and is a good sleeper candidate to draft in the later rounds and especially in NL-only leagues.