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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 whiffed six batters over seven shutout frames in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Pirates.
Fister had the sinker going in this one, as he surrendered just three hits and a walk over seven brilliant innings. He had thrown only 92 pitches through his seven frames but was pinch-hit for in the top of the eighth as the Astros tried to tack on runs. Fister's game score of 76 was his highest mark of the season. He'll take on the Rays on Sunday. Aug 22 - 9:57 PM

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Doug Fister surrendered four earned runs over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

St. Louis pounced for three runs in the third inning on singles by Stephen Piscotty and Yadier Molina and then Jeremy Hazelbaker hit an absolute bomb of a solo shot in the top of the fourth. Fister gave up seven hits in all while walking one and striking out only three. He now stands 11-8 on the year with a 3.76 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 95/49 K/BB ratio in 146 innings.
Aug 17 - 5:14 PM

Doug Fister gave up nine hits but just one run over six innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Saturday.

Both offenses had ample opportunities to score, but neither could take much advantage of the opposing starter's vulnerability. The only run the Rangers were able to get off Fister came on a solo homer from Jonathan Lucroy. The no-decision leaves Fister at 10-7 through 22 starts this year. The right-hander will carry a 3.47 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into Thursday's contest against the Twins.
Aug 6 - 11:53 PM

Astros activated RHP Doug Fister from the paternity leave list.

Fister was away from the club for a few days, spending time with his wife and newborn child. He'll start Saturday's game against the Rangers as scheduled. The right-hander owns a 3.56 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 85/44 K/BB ratio over 129 innings on the season.
Aug 6 - 8:23 AM

Doug Fister settled for a no-decision despite six scoreless frames in Monday's 2-1 extra-innings win over the Blue Jays.

The Astros weren't even sure Fister would be able to start until the afternoon, as his wife is due to give birth soon. He took the ball, though, and held the Blue Jays to four hits and one walk while striking out eight. Fister will likely be placed on the paternity list soon but should be ready to make his next scheduled start this weekend against the Rangers.
Aug 2 - 12:44 AM

Doug Fister allowed six runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Fister didn't get rocked -- none of the Yankees' nine hits left the yard, and only two went for extra bases -- but it certainly wasn't the same pitcher who threw seven scoreless innings his last time out. The loss was Fister's fourth in his last six starts, dropping his record to 10-7 with a 3.73 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. The 32-year-old has another tough test on tap Monday when he faces the Blue Jays.
Jul 26 - 11:49 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
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2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Alex Bregman
2Colby Rasmus
3Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Michael Feliz
7Chris Devenski
8Brad Peacock