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Casey Fien

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

W-L

5-6

ERA

3.98

WHIP

1.17

K

51

SV

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Fien's profile in the bullpen continues to grow as he became the primary setup man to closer Glen Perkins last season. He saw a decline in his strikeout rate to 7.3 K/9, but that was offset by his out...

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2015 ADP:  577.99

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/21/1983   BORN: Santa Rosa, CA   COLLEGE: Cal Poly   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Casey Fien Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.375 million deal with Minnesota in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

March 26, 2015  –  Casey Fien News

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Fien threw a scoreless inning in Wednesday's spring training loss to Tampa Bay. He lowered his spring ERA to 1.13 with just a 2:1 K:BB in eight innings.

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Casey Fien Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 23 A WES 39 0 0 61.0 55 21 4 77 10 6 1 6 3.10 1.07
2008 24 AA ERI 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 24 AA ERI 40 0 0 45.7 38 15 5 42 12 3 3 12 2.96 1.09
2008 24 AAA TOL 12 0 0 15.0 14 4 2 17 4 2 0 1 2.40 1.20
2009 25 AAA TOL 42 0 0 58.0 51 22 5 66 15 2 1 14 3.41 1.14
2009 25 MAJ DET 9 0 0 11.3 13 10 2 9 6 0 1 0 7.94 1.68
2010 26 AAA TOL 44 0 0 62.1 54 18 8 44 13 3 3 8 0 0 2.60 1.08
2010 26 MAJ DET 2 0 0 2.7 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.13 1.50
2011 27 R GUL 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2011 27 AAA OKL 2 0 0 24.1 29 15 7 24 8 2 2 3 0 0 5.55 1.54
2012 28 AAA ROC 33 0 0 46.0 39 22 5 42 14 2 5 9 0 0 4.30 1.15
2012 28 MAJ MIN 35 0 0 35.0 25 8 3 32 9 2 1 0 0 6 2.06 0.97
2013 29 MAJ MIN 73 0 0 62.0 51 27 9 73 12 5 2 0 2 17 3.92 1.02
2014 30 MAJ MIN 73 0 0 63.3 64 28 7 51 10 5 6 1 4 26 3.98 1.17
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3-Year Averages     60 0 0 53.4 46 21 6 52 10 4 3 0 2 16 3.54 1.05
Career  (View All)     192 0 0 174.3 157 76 23 165 37 12 10 1 3.92 1.11

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Casey Fien Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 23 Ari 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.98 1.17
Sep. 21 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.88 1.15
Sep. 15 Det 0.3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.94 1.15
Sep. 14 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.67 1.13
Sep. 13 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.73 1.14
Sep. 9 @Cle 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.79 1.16
Sep. 6 LAA 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.81 1.15
Sep. 5 LAA 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.57 1.14
Sep. 4 LAA 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.26 1.10
Sep. 2 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.09
Aug. 28 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.11
Aug. 27 @KC 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.44 1.13
Aug. 24 Det 1.0 5 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.29 1.10
Aug. 23 Det 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.68 1.02
Aug. 21 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.70 1.03
Aug. 19 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.75 1.03
Aug. 16 KC 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.81 1.05
Aug. 13 @Hou 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.84 1.07
Aug. 10 @Oak 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.86 1.07
Aug. 8 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.92 1.05
Aug. 5 SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.98 1.08
Aug. 2 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.04 1.08
Aug. 1 @CWS 0.3 4 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.11 1.06
Jul. 29 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.35 0.98
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.0 5 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 1 9.00 1.67
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
7.3 11 7 7 2 1 6 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 2 8.59 1.64
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
18.3 27 16 16 2 3 16 0 0 0 0-2 0 2 9 7.85 1.64

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Casey Fien Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201412019728703.255
20139929622206.242
2012591159101.173

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201414032336434.269
201314544629303.213
20128221416322.211

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201432.742027654.411.19
201329.730035443.340.98
201215.310014232.930.98

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201430.714124423.521.14
201332.322038854.451.05
201219.711018701.370.97
Casey Fien Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 23 A WES 39 0 61.0 11.36 1.48 7.70 0.59 72.1% 3.10 2.17 .349
2008 24 AA ERI 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2008 24 AA ERI 40 0 45.7 8.28 2.36 3.50 0.99 77.8% 2.96 3.57 .276
2008 24 AAA TOL 12 0 15.0 10.20 2.40 4.25 1.20 87.5% 2.40 3.67 .322
2009 25 AAA TOL 42 0 58.0 10.24 2.33 4.40 0.78 72.1% 3.41 2.92 .320
2009 25 MAJ DET 9 0 11.3 7.15 4.76 1.50 1.59 0.63 52.9% 91.5 MPH 7.94 5.55 .324
2010 26 AAA TOL 44 0 62.1 6.38 1.88 3.38 1.16 83.1% 2.60 4.13 .260
2010 26 MAJ DET 2 0 2.7 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.75 0.67 50% 91.5 MPH 10.13 12.95 .210
2011 27 R GUL 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .275
2011 27 AAA OKL 2 0 24.1 8.96 2.99 3.00 2.61 73.3% 5.55 5.98 .334
2012 28 AAA ROC 33 0 46.0 8.22 2.74 3.00 0.98 64.6% 4.30 3.70 .279
2012 28 MAJ MIN 35 0 35.0 8.23 2.31 3.56 0.77 0.46 83.9% 92.9 MPH 2.06 3.34 .248
2013 29 MAJ MIN 73 0 62.0 10.60 1.74 6.08 1.31 0.91 66.7% 91.0 MPH 3.92 3.31 .292
2014 30 MAJ MIN 73 0 63.3 7.25 1.42 5.10 0.99 0.77 68.7% 92.9 MPH 3.98 3.50 .309
2015 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Casey Fien
3-Year Averages     60 0 53.4 8.76 1.68 5.20 1.01 70% 3.54 3.27 .288
Career     192 0 174.3 8.52 1.91 4.46 1.19 69% 3.92 3.68 .291

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2014 Stat Review for Casey Fien    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.10 K/BB
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7.25 K/9
WEAK
1.42 BB/9
ELITE
92.9 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.0 HR/9
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0.77 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.98 ERA
POOR
1.17 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.50 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.309 BABIP
HIGH
68.7% Strand Rate
LOW

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Casey Fien

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Casey Fien: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fien and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.375 million deal Friday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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The Twins will attempt to rest Fien over the final week and a half of the season, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Fien gave up back-to-back home runs to Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera in the ninth inning of Monday's loss to Detroit. He was used in the ninth inning with both Glen Perkins and Jared Burton unavailable, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Fien (forearm) gave up two runs in one inning in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.

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Fien was hit by a line drive in his forearm in Friday's loss to the Angels and left the game after walking the next batter, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He obviously wasn't throwing the ball right after that," manager Ron Gardenhire said.

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Fien tossed a scoreless eighth inning during Thursday's game at Kansas City.

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Fien gave up a run while retiring just one batter in Wednesday's loss to Kansas City. He's given up five runs and seven hits in his last 1.1 innings.

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Fien threw a scoreless inning for his 22nd hold in Sunday's win over Oakland.

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Fien was credited with a save Wednesday -- his first of the season -- after recording the final four outs of the Twins' victory over the Blue Jays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

Fien proved his surprising 2012 breakout season was no fluke as he improved his strikeout rate to 10.6 K/9 and moved into a high-profile setup role. While Fien's ERA rose to 3.92, he improved both his strikeout rate and control while giving up a few more home runs. He was also dominant against right-handed hitters (.545 OPS allowed). While his upside may be limited since he's a late bloomer at age 30 and since he has mediocre velocity (91 mph fastball), his track record the last two seasons suggests that he can remain a key part of Minnesota's setup corps.

2013

Fien looks like he could be a late bloomer after having a strong season in the Minnesota bullpen at age 28 last season. Fien always had good strikeout rates in the minors, but could never win a role in a big league bullpen. He got a chance with the Twins and posted a good strikeout rate (8.2 K/9) with decent control. He could be a late bloomer that could figure prominently in Minnesota's setup plans for 2013.

2012

He's a long shot to make the major league roster and likely adds depth at Triple-A. He pitched just 26.1 innings last season at Triple-A due to a sore elbow. He has a 8.5 K/9IP at Triple-A in his career, so he has some upside if he can carve out a consistent role in the majors.

2010

After successful stops at Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo, Fien made his major league debut with the Tigers last season. He finished his first cup of coffee in the majors with a disappointing 7.94 ERA in 11.1 innings. The 26-year-old righty throws in the mid-90s, but he still needs to work on his slider and changeup to become an effective middle-relief option. The Tigers will have a few holes in the bullpen entering spring training, so Fien could get a legitimate chance to make the Opening Day roster in 2010.

2009

Fien, a 20th round pick in 2006, posted a 58:16 K:BB ratio in 58.2 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this past season. Fien has a low-90s fastball and a solid slider which he uses to put away right-handed batters. He's had some struggles against lefties but that can be mitigated with proper use. The Tigers will have Fien compete for a bullpen job this spring and he looks ready to contribute.