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Doug Fister | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (0) / SEA
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Doug Fister scattered six hits over seven shutout frames while taking a no-decision in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the White Sox.
Fister and opposite starter James Shields squared off in a surprise pitching duel in this one, with Fister only failing to secure a win due to his bullpen's ineptitude. The veteran right-hander struck out four without walking a batter on the evening, then called it a day having thrown 97 pitches (65 for strikes). Outside of two rough starts against the Red Sox and A's earlier this season, Fister has not allowed more than three runs in an outing. He's also been giving the Rangers tremendous length of late, having now pitched into the seventh inning in each of his last four starts. For fantasy purposes, Fister does have some sneaky value as a streaming play depending on the matchup, but it would be wise to avoid him next time out, when he'll be playing host to the Yankees. Fister will put a 3.43 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the line in that contest. May 17 - 11:10 PM

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Doug Fister allowed three runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Fister made it through his start without running into a big inning. Just several small ones. The Astros knocked him for solitary runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings, the latter two frames seeing him victimized by solo home runs off the bats of Brian McCann and Evan Gattis. Fister wrapped up the late afternoon having struck out four and walked three across his 6 1/3 innings of work. A road date with the White Sox shows next on the veteran right-hander's schedule. He'll bring a 4.06 ERA and 1.46 WHIP (seven starts) into that affair.
May 12 - 9:50 PM

Doug Fister allowed nine hits and six runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

Facing one of his former teams, the right-hander gave up a pair of homers and a couple doubles as well. It was easily his worst start of the year to date, as he hadn't allowed more than three runs in an outing prior to Sunday. The poor showing raised his ERA to 4.02 through six starts. The Astros present another tough matchup for Fister when the two sides meet Saturday.
May 6 - 5:59 PM

Doug Fister surrendered just two unearned runs over 6 2/3 frames in Tuesday’s 8-6 extra-innings win over the Indians.

The runs were unearned because of Fister’s own throwing error in the seventh inning. The sinkerballer gave up six hits and a couple walks while fanning four on the night, throwing 105 pitches. He lost out on a win when the Indians knotted things up in the ninth. Too many walks have led to a 1.48 WHIP, but Fister holds a 2.88 ERA across his first five starts. Regression figures to be coming soon, and it seems likely to start Sunday against the Red Sox.
May 1 - 10:51 PM

Doug Fister allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Athletics.

Fister was making his first start since April 9 due to a strained right hip. He had a season high in pitches at 105, so it was good he didn't have any restrictions in his return from the 10-day disabled list. However, he was shaky and will need to cut down on his free passes if he wants to go deeper into games. His next scheduled start is set for Wednesday in Cleveland opposite Corey Kluber.
Apr 26 - 12:55 AM

Rangers activated RHP Doug Fister from the 10-day disabled list.

Fister is back on the roster and he'll start on Wednesday against the Athletics. He has an ERA of 3.95 in his three starts with the Rangers before being placed on the disabled list with a right hip strain.
Apr 25 - 4:04 PM

Doug Fister (hip) is scheduled to rejoin the Rangers' rotation Wednesday against the Athletics.

Fister threw a bullpen session last Friday and is slated to throw another one Sunday. Assuming all goes well, he will then take the ball Wednesday. The veteran right-hander posted a 3.95 ERA over his first three starts before going down with a right hip strain.
Apr 22 - 1:10 PM

Doug Fister (hip) threw a 58-pitch bullpen session Friday.

He came out of it with no issues. The next step for Fister hasn't been determined yet, but he'll likely need at least one rehab start before rejoining the Rangers' rotation.
Apr 20 - 5:21 PM

Rangers placed RHP Doug Fister on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip strain.

Fister evidently injured his hamstring during Monday's start against the Angels, where he gave up three earned runs in five innings. It was a bit curious that he was pulled after 82 pitches, but now we know why. He's expected to miss about 2-3 weeks, so look for a return around the end of the month. Bartolo Colon's spot in the rotation should be safe for now.
Apr 10 - 7:17 PM

Doug Fister took the loss Monday after yielding three earned runs over five innings against the Angels.

Fister struck out five and didn't issue a walk, but the Angels tagged him for six hits -- including an Albert Pujols solo home run in the top of the fourth. The 34-year-old right-hander will carry a 1-2 record, 3.95 ERA, and 1.61 WHIP into his next start on the road against the defending-champion Astros.
Apr 9 - 11:44 PM

Doug Fister allowed five runs - two earned - and seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts over just 3 2/3 innings in a loss Wednesday in Oakland.

Fister has had trouble with the walks, yielding five free passes over just 8 2/3 innings through his two outings. He'll obviously need to cut down on those numbers if he wishes to go deeper into games. Fister is expected to make his next start Monday against the visiting Angels to kick off a two-start week for his fantasy owners.
Apr 5 - 1:56 AM

Doug Fister gave up just one run in five innings in a 5-1 victory over the Astros on Friday.

It was a very tough matchup, but Fister managed to keep the damage to a minimum. The only run scored on a double from Max Stassi in his final inning of work. Fister posted a 4.88 ERA over 15 starts and three relief appearances with the Red Sox last season, but his peripherals indicated that he deserved better. We’re not expecting much in fantasy leagues, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a useful rotation piece for Texas.
Mar 30 - 11:57 PM

Doug Fister pitched well in his final spring start on Monday, allowing one run on one hit over two innings.

The veteran right-hander, who is scheduled to start the second game of the regular season, struck out a pair and walked one in the ballgame. The lone blemish on his day came on an RBI ground out by Jose Peraza in the second inning. Fister finishes the spring with a 5.84 ERA and 8/2 K/BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings.
Mar 27 - 1:09 AM

Doug Fister will open the season as the No. 2 starter for the Rangers.

Fister will start game two against the Astros on Friday, with Cole Hamels getting the Opening Day starter. The 34-year-old right-hander was roughed up in his last start against the White Sox in the Cactus League, but pitched exceptionally well before that. He won't miss enough bats to have mixed league value, but he might be worth a depth pickup in AL-only versions.
Mar 25 - 10:04 AM

Doug Fister was rocked by the White Sox lineup on Tuesday, giving up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings.

He gave up six in the first and another in the second before reaching his pitch limit in the third with one out. Fister had been excellent in his previous outings for the Rangers this spring, but this a not-so-friendly reminder that when the 34-year-old doesn't have his best command, he's capable of being roughed up. He'll pitch in the back of the Texas rotation in 2018.
Mar 20 - 5:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Hanser Alberto
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Ronald Herrera
10Jose Leclerc
11Ricardo Rodriguez
12Brandon Mann