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Doug Fister | Starting Pitcher | #58

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 was on his game in Wednesday's win over the A's, tossing seven shutout innings.
Fister allowed four hits, walked two and struck out five on the afternoon. He finished off the superlative effort having thrown exactly 100 pitches (65 strikes). As usual, the veteran right-hander has been a consistent -- if unspectacular -- fantasy option this season. He will carry a 3.42 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 74/40 K/BB ratio (118 1/3 innings) into his next start at home against the Yankees. Jul 20 - 8:13 PM

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Doug Fister allowed two runs over eight innings but took the loss Thursday against the A's.

Fister gave up just three hits and walked three on the evening, but his offense had few answers for A's starter Rich Hill. As such, the right-hander was dealt his third straight loss, dropping him to 8-6 overall. Fister will carry a 3.55 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into the season's second half.
Jul 8 - 12:29 AM

Doug Fister allowed five runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

Fister struggled with his command, also walking five while striking out just three. The loss was his second in a row after rattling off seven straight since the beginning of May. The right-hander is now 8-5 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 16 starts overall. He'll try to get back in the win column Thursday against the Athletics.
Jul 2 - 7:23 PM

Doug Fister held the Angels to two runs in seven innings Monday to pick up his eighth win.

Fister has been surprisingly successful this year, given that his velocity hasn't been any better than in his disappointing 2015 season in Washington. He's sporting a 3.21 ERA, though his peripherals don't back him up. He remains a risky play in mixed leagues.
Jun 21 - 12:22 AM

Doug Fister held the Cardinals to two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday.

Fister gave up two solo home runs, as he has been wont to do at times this year, but he was otherwise solid. The right-hander gave up five hits and a walk, striking out six, in all. Fister has quietly rebounded from a poor start to rattle off six straight wins, as the Astros have won each of his last nine starts. Fister owns a 3.26 ERA and 1.23 WHIP heading into Monday's start against the Angels.
Jun 14 - 10:38 PM

Doug Fister earned his sixth win of the season by tossing six innings of one run ball with five strikeouts in a 3-1 defeat of Yu Darvish and the Rangers on Wednesday.

Fister allowed only one walk and seven hits as he easily handled the Rangers' strong offense. Fister's ERA improves to 3.34 and his record improves to 6-3. Fister is the rare pitcher who can maintain a good ERA despite a low strikeout rate. His 5.45 K/9 this year is one of the lowest in the league for a qualified starting pitcher.
Jun 9 - 1:20 AM

Doug Fister fired six scoreless innings in Friday’s 12-2 win over the Athletics.

With the benefit of a huge lead early, Fister held the Athletics to four hits while walking a pair of batters. He struck out three and threw 72 out of 109 pitches for strikes. The veteran right-hander hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in a start since way back on April 14. He has a 2.73 ERA over that time. The strikeouts haven’t been there, so he’s not an overly exciting option in mixed fantasy leagues, but he’s been a nice find for the Astros. Fister will try to keep it rolling in a start against the Rangers next week.
Jun 4 - 12:27 AM

Doug Fister gave up three runs -- one earned -- over six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Angels.

Houston won in 13 innings to take two of three games in the weekend series. Fister yielded a solo shot to Kole Calhoun in the bottom of the first before giving up messy runs in the fifth and sixth. The right-hander has been in a groove since early May and is now sporting a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 60 2/3 innings with Houston. He's never going to rack up strikeouts, but he should remain valuable in the rate stats department. Fister gets the A's at home next.
May 29 - 8:36 PM

Doug Fister allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Orioles.

The good was that Fister allowed just three hits with three walks. The bad was that two of those hits left the yard. Either way, the right-hander left long before the game was decided in extra innings, leaving his record at 4-3 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through nine starts. Fister is set to next take on the Angels on Sunday.
May 25 - 12:51 AM

Doug Fister pitched 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball for a win Wednesday against the White Sox.

Fister seems like a poor bet going forward since his velocity hasn't bounced back after last year's plunge and his strikeout rate has continued to decline. He's held his own so far, posting a 4.22 ERA, but there just doesn't seem to be any upside here any longer.
May 18 - 11:53 PM

Doug Fister pitched well in earning a no-decision against the Astros on Wednesday, yielding two runs on six hits over seven innings.

The game lasted 16 innings and Fister did not factor into the decision (it would be a story if he had), but he pitched admirably despite the lack of a win. The veteran right-hander struck out three without walking a batter. He will carry a 4.22 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into a road start against the White Sox next time he takes the mound.
May 11 - 7:35 PM

Doug Fister logged a quality start in Friday's victory over the Mariners, allowing three runs on three hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander struck out three while walking two on the evening. He cruised through the first six innings without any difficulty, but the Mariner bats woke up and scratched out three runs before chasing him in the seventh. Fister will bring a 4.54 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Indians.
May 6 - 11:19 PM

Doug Fister lost to the Rangers after allowing two runs in six innings on Wednesday.

It was still a better outing for Fister. He gave up a two-run homer in the second, but he was otherwise strong and got a bunch of groundball outs. He's still not much of a fantasy option at the moment.
Apr 21 - 12:53 AM

Doug Fister fell apart in the sixth inning Thursday, allowing five runs in the frame and six in total in a loss to the Royals.

Fister was facing Lorenzo Cain with a runner on first base and two outs when the trouble began. A single by Cain and consecutive doubles by Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon made it 5-0, and a Salvador Perez RBI single spelled the end for the right-hander. It was an ugly end to what had been a decent start to that point. Fister finished with nine hits allowed to just two strikeouts. He and his 7.59 ERA will take on the Rangers in Arlington on Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 10:55 PM

Doug Fister won his Astros debut Saturday, allowing three runs over five innings against the Brewers.

Fister wasn't extra sharp, giving up five hits -- including a home run -- and two walks in the start, but it was good enough to earn the victory. On the plus side, he struck out six. Fister draws the defending-champion Royals in his next scheduled start Thursday.
Apr 9 - 11:15 PM