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Mike Fiers | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 22 (0) / MLW
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Mike Fiers yielded three hits and one run over six stellar frames Wednesday in the Astros’ victory over the Athletics.
He struck out five and walked three. Fiers was a little erratic early, hitting a batter and walking two others over his first two innings, but he settled down after that. Oakland’s only run off Fiers came in the seventh inning when Luke Gregerson allowed one of two inherited runners to score. Fiers benefited from strong defense as the Astros were able to turn three double plays. The veteran right-hander is now 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA over his last five starts. Jun 22 - 1:37 AM

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Mike Fiers held the Red Sox to one run and five hits over seven innings in a no-decision Friday.

Fiers has lowered his ERA from 5.21 to 4.00 by giving up five earned runs over 25 1/3 innings in his last four starts. Mixed leaguers should still be able to do better in general, but he does have favorable back-to-back starts against the A's coming up.
Jun 17 - 1:12 AM

Mike Fiers gave up one unearned run and struck out eight batters in 7 1/3 innings during a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Saturday.

He surrendered just two base hits and two walks while stifling the Angels' offense all evening. He made it through seven scoreless frames before letting in the unearned run on a fielder's choice grounder hit by Andrelton Simmons in the eighth inning. For the season Fiers is 4-2 with a 4.29 ERA in 12 starts. He has 58 strikeouts and 23 walks in 65 innings of work.
Jun 10 - 10:16 PM

Mike Fiers fanned eight while allowing two runs over six innings Tuesday in a victory over the Twins.

Within 72 hours of their announcement that they were moving Fiers to the pen, the Astros lost both Charlie Morton and Joe Musgrove to the disabled list. Obviously, that put Fiers right back into the rotation, and he came threw tonight with one of his best starts of the year. He's now 2-2 with a 4.96 ERA. He's only an option in AL-only leagues at the moment and not a great one there.
May 31 - 12:15 AM

Mike Fiers has been moved to the bullpen.

This comes after Fiers was knocked around for 10 hits and four runs (three earned) Thursday against Detroit. His rotation spot will be absorbed by Brad Peacock. Fiers will operate in a long relief role until a spot opens up for him in the starting rotation.
May 27 - 4:43 PM

Mike Fiers allowed four runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings Thursday against the Tigers.

Fiers' ineffectiveness was shaping up to be the story of the game before Justin Verlander imploded, letting Fiers off the hook both anecdotally and on the scorecard. Even so, it was another disappointing turn in a season full of mostly disappointing turns for the 31-year-old, who now owns a 5.40 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through nine starts. It's hard to imagine the Astros can't do better. Until they decide to, though, Fiers will presumably stay in the rotation, with a favorable matchup against the Twins on deck for Tuesday.
May 26 - 12:39 AM

Mike Fiers allowed two runs -- one earned -- over six innings Saturday but took the loss against the Indians.

Fiers scattered six hits, including a solo homer, over his six innings, walking one while striking out three. Alas, the Astros failed to score against Indians starter Mike Clevinger and company, saddling Fiers with the undeserving loss. He's struggled through the majority of his eight starts this year, posting a 5.14 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through Saturday. Perhaps he can use the good outing as a springboard. We'll find out when he faces the Tigers on Thursday.
May 20 - 7:32 PM

Mike Fiers allowed four runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Fiers was working with a 3-1 lead into the fourth inning when the Yankees clocked a pair of home runs. Starlin Castro hit a two-run shot to right field to tie matters up, after which Fiers surrendered a monster solo bomb to Aaron Judge. He struck out seven and walked two on the afternoon. A home start against the Indians shows next on Fiers' schedule. He will bring a rough 5.75 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into that one.
May 14 - 5:29 PM

Mike Fiers surrendered three runs on four hits over five innings in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Yunel Escobar proved to be Fiers' nemesis on Sunday, punching in a pair of home runs against the veteran right-hander. He struck out just one while walking four on the afternoon. A road start against the hot-swinging Yankees shows next on his schedule as he tries to shave down his 5.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP.
May 7 - 6:45 PM

Mike Fiers served up four home runs but struck out nine and escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 8-7 comeback win over the Rangers.

Fiers coughed up four longballs in the first four innings to put the Astros in an early 5-0 hole. He faced the minimum in the fifth and sixth as the Astros inched back in it and they eventually took the lead in the eighth. Fiers has now given up a whopping 12 home runs already this season, which is the highest total in baseball. He'll carry a 5.68 ERA into Anaheim this weekend.
May 3 - 12:26 AM

Mike Fiers was staked to a lead but couldn't get through five innings Thursday, exiting after 4 1/3 frames while allowing two runs to the Indians.

Fiers gave up a couple of solo shots and, after a homer and a double in the fifth inning, Astros manager A.J. Hinch opted to go to reliever Chris Devenski. Fiers has a 5.12 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through four starts and it's worth wondering why Devenski, who has higher upside and who made some starts for the club last year, isn't taking Fiers' rotation spot at this point. One of the two will likely make the start for the club Tuesday against the Rangers.
Apr 27 - 9:57 PM

Mike Fiers gave up three solo homers in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Rays.

Corey Dickerson, Logan Morrison, and Evan Longoria all took him deep. On the bright side, he hung in there long enough to keep his team in the game. He struck out five and walked one in the no-decision. Fiers, who was pushed back in the rotation after Sunday’s rainout, has already allowed six home runs in just 15 innings through his first three starts this season. His fantasy upside is limited at this point.
Apr 21 - 11:02 PM

Mike Fiers was removed after giving up five runs in four innings Wednesday against the Mariners.

At least Fiers did pitch a clean fourth after giving up runs in each of the first three innings. Plus, the Astros won. That's two whole positives. We're not very optimistic about Fiers this year, though. His rotation spot is safe for now, but we wouldn't be surprised if he loses it at some point.
Apr 13 - 1:46 AM

Mike Fiers allowed two runs - one earned - with five hits and three walks over six innings in a loss against the Royals on Friday.

Fiers recorded a quality start while posting three strikeouts, but the Astros bats were silenced by Jason Vargas. It was certainly a positive showing for Fiers, who deserved a better fate. The 31-year-old posted a 4.48 ERA during his first full season in Houston last year. Advanced metrics indicate that he earned it, so he's a fringy fantasy option. He'll look to get in the win column Wednesday in Seattle.
Apr 7 - 11:44 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Joe Musgrove
6Brad Peacock
7Mike Fiers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Ashur Tolliver
10Reymin Guduan
11Francis Martes