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Mike Fiers | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 22 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details
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Mike Fiers struck out five in four scoreless innings Tuesday as the Astros topped the Marlins 2-1.
Fiers was back on the mound today after missing his last start with a hamstring problem. Any slight chance there was of him losing his rotation spot prior to Opening Day is gone now with him sporting a 2.16 ERA in three starts. He's still not someone we'd recommend in AL-only leagues this year. Mar 21 - 4:05 PM

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Mike Fiers (hamstring) came through a bullpen session fine on Tuesday.

Fiers was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to right hamstring soreness, but it doesn't sound like a big deal. He should be back in action soon.
Mar 14 - 12:08 PM

Mike Fiers (hamstring) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in the next day or two.

Fiers was limited last week by some minor right hamstring soreness. It's apparently nothing to worry about. The right-hander projects to open the 2017 regular season as Houston's fourth or fifth starter.
Mar 13 - 10:03 AM

Mike Fiers (hamstring) won't pitch through at least the Astros' off day Thursday.

Fiers had to be scratched from a scheduled outing Saturday due to right hamstring soreness, and it sounds like it will keep him out for a while longer. If healthy, the right-hander is slated to serve as the Astros' fifth starter this season.
Mar 12 - 10:23 AM

Mike Fiers won't make his scheduled start on Saturday due to right hamstring soreness.

It's not clear at this point if this is something that might keep Fiers out of commission for a while. The right-hander is likely to open the season as the Astros' fifth starter, provided that he's healthy. Top pitching prospect Francis Martes will start Saturday in Fiers' place.
Mar 10 - 8:50 AM

Mike Fiers gave up two runs -- one earned -- in 2 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

The Astros will likely go forward with Fiers as their fifth starter, but he is the one guy who could be bumped if they want to add some younger blood to their rotation. Fiers could help himself with a fine spring, but that's literally never happened before. He has a lifetime 5.99 ERA during spring action.
Mar 5 - 5:00 PM

Astros and RHP Mike Fiers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract.

Fiers requested $3.9 million and was offered $3 million from the 'Stros when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. The 31-year-old right-hander posted a disappointing 4.48 ERA in 168 2/3 innings for Houston last season.
Jan 19 - 3:18 PM

Mike Fiers requested $3.9 million and was offered $3 million by the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

Fiers, 31, is coming off of a disappointing 2016 season where he posted a 4.48 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and uncorked a league-leading 17 wild pitches. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time after earning $524,100 in 2016. MLBTradeRumors.com projected that he'd earn $4.3 million in arbitration, which seems to lend more credence to Fiers' figure.
Jan 13 - 9:27 PM

Mike Fiers allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings Tuesday against the Mariners.

Fiers struggled early, giving up runs in each of the first three innings, before settling down to toss two scoreless frames to end his outing. He didn't walk a batter and struck out five in the no-decision. Fiers had some ups and downs in 2016, but he finishes with an 11-8 mark, 4.48 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 31 games, including 30 starts. The Astros will have to decide this winter whether those numbers are good enough to earn him a look at a rotation spot next spring.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Mike Fiers took the tough-luck loss in Thursday's game against the Angels, striking out nine while allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings.

The nine strikeouts were a season-best for Fiers, who scattered four hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work. One of those four hits went for a two-run home run courtesy of Albert Pujols in the first inning. Fiers' final outing of the season is currently scheduled to come at home against the Mariners. He will carry a 4.40 ERA and 1.35 WHIP (163 2/3 innings) into that outing.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Mike Fiers earned a 2-1 win over the Mariners by firing six innings of shutout baseball on Saturday.

He surrendered only three hits and one base-on-balls while ringing up four strikeouts. The win advances his record to 11-7 with a 4.46 ERA in 157 1/3 innings. This was a nice bounce-back effort after getting pounded by the Cubs in his last outing. He has not been able to match his performance of the last two seasons, largely due to an elevated home run rate and a depressed strikeout rate. He has a juicy matchup with the Angels on tap next.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 01:17:00 AM

Mike Fiers was clobbered in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering seven runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings.

The right-hander walked two and didn't record a strikeout in the contest. The Cubs got to him early and often in this one, striking for one run in the first, two in the second and four more in the third before he was mercifully pulled. He'll look to improve upon a disappointing 4.70 ERA and 1.39 WHIP when he does battle against the Mariners in Seattle on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Mike Fiers improved to 10-6 after allowing two runs in five innings Monday against the Indians.

There was a good case for Fiers getting yanked from the rotation a few weeks ago, but he's responded with four straight solid efforts, all coming in Astros victories. He's certainly safe now, especially with Dallas Keuchel set to get a break.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Mike Fiers yielded three runs -- one earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the A's.

Houston didn't take the lead until the bottom of the eighth inning, well after Fiers had exited the game. He walked two and gave up eight hits while striking out four. Fiers will carry an underwhelming 4.31 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Indians.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Mike Fiers allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

The first two runs scored on wild pitches. The Astros had the lead when he was pulled in the seventh inning, but Michael Feliz immediately gave up a game-tying RBI double to Corey Dickerson. Fiers walked one and struck out five in the no-decision. He’ll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a start against the Athletics next week.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:08:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
4Juan Centeno
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
4A.J. Reed
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7James Hoyt
8Jandel Gustave
9C.J. Riefenhauser
10Dayan Diaz