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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
Contract: view contract details

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Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that free agent right-hander Doug Fister is a "name of interest" for the Mariners.
The Mariners picked up Rob Whalen and Max Povse from the Braves in the Alex Jackson trade on Monday, but they are looking for some veteran depth after parting with Taijuan Walker in the Jean Segura deal late last week. Fister, who was originally drafted by the Mariners in 2006, is coming off a 4.64 ERA and 115/62 K/BB ratio over 180 1/3 innings with the Astros this past season. The Mariners are considering additional options, including those on the trade block. Nov 29 - 11:49 AM

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Doug Fister was torched for five earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

Fister walked one and gave up five hits, including a three-run homer to Robinson Cano in the top of the first inning. The impending free agent right-hander posted an 11.79 ERA across six ugly starts in September and finishes the 2016 season with a record of 12-13. Fister may have to settle for a get-right one-year deal on the open market, though the lack of quality starting pitching options will probably help his case.
Sep 28 - 5:44 PM

Doug Fister gave up two runs over five innings a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

Both runs scored in the second inning. Fister managed to finish five innings for just the third time in his last eight starts. The control has gotten worse and he has an ugly 7.36 ERA over his last nine starts, so there’s little fantasy appeal here.
Sep 24 - 12:07 AM

Doug Fister was obliterated in Sunday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering seven runs on eight hits over his 3 2/3 innings.

Fister walked two and struck out three on the forgettable afternoon. Seth Smith single-handedly inflicted most of the pain against him, blasting a solo homer in the third inning and adding a three-run blast in the fourth. Fister will look to improve upon his 4.45 ERA and 1.41 WHIP when he takes on the Angels at home on Friday.
Sep 18 - 6:46 PM

Doug Fister got smacked around for six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

He pitched from the stretch all night by allowing 14 baserunners -- nine hits, three walks and two hit batsmen. He struck out just two on the night, which plays into a theme for Fister. He has struggled to miss bats all year, fanning only 104 batters in 165 1/3 innings for a 5.66 K/9 that is one of the lowest in the league. He falls to 12-11 with a 4.14 ERA heading into a two-start week.
Sep 7 - 11:28 PM

Doug Fister was tagged for a season-high eight runs (seven earned) over 3 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Rangers.

The Rangers plated two runs in the second inning, but the wheels completely came off for Fister in the fourth inning. He gave up six runs in the frame before being pulled, including homers from Carlos Beltran and Rougned Odor. All told, Fister gave up a season-high 10 hits while walking one. He failed to strike out any of the 23 batters he faced. His ERA jumped to 3.91 with the ugly outing, his highest mark since late May. He’ll try to bounce back against the Indians on the road next week.
Sep 3 - 12:26 AM

Doug Fister failed to make it out of the fifth inning Sunday in the Astros' loss to the Rays.

He gave up four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and a walk while striking out just one Tampa Bay hitter. Fister was coming off an excellent start last Monday versus the Pirates. He'll carry a 12-9 record and 3.60 ERA into his next scheduled outing on the road versus the Rangers.
Aug 28 - 5:36 PM

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

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

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