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Mike Fiers | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 197
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 22 (0) / MLW
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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. Sep 28 - 12:24 AM

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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.
Sep 22 - 11:15 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.
Sep 18 - 1:17 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.
Sep 11 - 11:17 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.
Sep 5 - 11:18 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.
Aug 31 - 5:10 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.
Aug 27 - 1:08 AM

Mike Fiers held the Orioles to one run in seven innings while striking out seven as the Astros won 12-2 on Saturday.

The only run Fiers surrendered came on a Chris Davis solo blast in the fourth inning. He yielded just five hits and issued one free pass in the ballgame. He needed a good outing like this one after getting knocked around in his last two starts. Fiers' record improves to 9-6 with a 4.48 ERA. He has 103 strikeouts and 31 walks in 132 2/3 innings.
Aug 20 - 11:02 PM

Mike Fiers proved ineffective in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Fiers did strike out seven, but outside of those whiffs, it was a struggle. The Jays scored once in the first inning on a Troy Tulowitzki RBI single. They would score once more in soft fashion in the fourth inning before breaking out the lumber in the fifth via a two-run homer by Tulo and a solo shot by Russell Martin. With the rough outing under his belt, Fiers now holds a mediocre 4.66 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He is best to be avoided on the waiver wire. A road start against the Orioles shows next on his schedule.
Aug 14 - 4:47 PM

Mike Fiers allowed four runs, including three home runs, over five innings in a win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Fiers gave up just five hits in total, but Miguel Sano, Brian Dozier and Robbie Grossman -- who hit a two-run shot -- took him deep. Homers have long been Fiers' issue, and he's now given up 20 homers in 121 innings this year. Even so, he struck out five and earned the win, improving to 8-5 with a 4.46 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the year. Fiers will next take on the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Aug 9 - 11:55 PM

Mike Fiers allowed two runs over six innings, striking out seven, but took the loss against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Fiers was largely good, allowing just five hits without issuing a free pass, but Jays starter J.A. Happ made the two runs stick. The loss dropped Fiers to 7-5 with a 4.34 ERA and 1.33 WHIP through 116 innings of work. The right-hander will look to get back in the win column Tuesday against the Twins.
Aug 4 - 11:12 PM

Mike Fiers allowed only an unearned run over 6 1/3 innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday against the Tigers.

Fiers gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out six, but his efforts went for naught when Will Harris blew his second save of the year. Still, it was a nice turn for the 31-year-old, who has had his share of ups and downs this year. Fiers will carry a 4.42 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Blue Jays.
Jul 30 - 10:35 PM

Mike Fiers was tagged for six runs in 3 2/3 innings by the A's in a loss Monday.

Fiers and manager A.J. Hinch had a spirited conversation after Fiers was removed. It makes one wonder if Fiers is long for the rotation. Scott Feldman has been throwing well and could take his spot if the Astros want to make a change.
Jul 19 - 1:40 AM

Mike Fiers lasted only 3 1/3 innings and gave up four earned runs, but took a no-decision when the Astros beat the Mariners 9-8 on Wednesday.

He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four. He got yanked from the game after surrendering three home runs in the fourth inning. After the poor outing his ERA rises to 4.35 with a 1.35 WHIP after 16 starts. Fiers' strikeout rate has fallen to 6.19 K/9 this year from 8.98 in 2015 and 9.54 in 2014. He has been good in streaks over the years but is too inconsistent to rely upon in fantasy leagues.
Jul 7 - 12:31 AM

Mike Fiers spun six scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

Fiers gave up four hits and walked a pair while striking out four. Three of the hits were doubles, but the White Sox just couldn’t capitalize with runners in scoring position. Fiers has allowed just two earned runs over his last three starts, lowering his ERA from 4.76 to 4.12 in the process. He’ll try to keep it going in a start against the Mariners at home.
Jul 1 - 11:37 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Max Stassi
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
2Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Yulieski Gurriel
3Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8Reymin Guduan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7David Paulino
8Jandel Gustave
9James Hoyt
10Brady Rodgers
11Kevin Chapman