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Doug Fister

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 30-year-old control maestro solidified his status as a mid-rotation option with a strong showing in 2013. No longer having to deal with a lack of run support, Fister was able to go 14-9, which mar...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  5/7/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 8"   WT: 210   DOB: 2/4/1984
BORN: Merced, CA   COLLEGE: Fresno State  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Doug Fister Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $7.2 million contract with the Nationals in February 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 24, 2014  –  Doug Fister News

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Fister (back) felt good after throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Thursday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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Doug Fister 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 AA WES 24 24 0 131.0 156 67 14 85 32 7 8 0 4.60 1.44
2008 24 AA WES 31 23 0 134.3 155 81 12 104 45 6 14 0 5.43 1.49
2009 25 AA WES 2 0 0 5.7 2 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0.00 0.53
2009 25 AAA TAC 22 17 0 106.3 132 45 10 79 11 6 4 0 3.81 1.34
2009 25 MAJ SEA 11 10 0 61.0 63 28 11 36 15 3 4 0 4.13 1.28
2010 26 AAA Tac 1 1 0 4.0 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2010 26 MAJ SEA 28 28 0 171.0 187 78 13 93 32 6 14 0 0 0 4.11 1.28
2011 27 MAJ DET 11 10 0 70.3 54 14 4 57 5 8 1 0 0 0 1.79 0.84
2011 27 MAJ SEA 21 21 0 146.0 139 54 7 89 32 3 12 0 0 0 3.33 1.17
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ DET/SEA 32 31 0 216.3 193 68 11 146 37 11 13 0 0 0 2.83 1.06
2012 28 AAA Tol 1 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2012 28 MAJ DET 26 26 1 161.7 156 62 15 137 37 10 10 0 0 0 3.45 1.19
2013 29 MAJ DET 33 32 0 208.7 229 85 14 159 44 14 9 0 0 0 3.67 1.31
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3-Year Averages MAJ   30 29 0 195.6 192 71 13 147 39 11 10 0 0 0 3.27 1.18
Career  (View All) MAJ   130 127 1 818.7 828 321 64 571 165 44 50 0 3.53 1.21

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Doug Fister Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Doug Fister Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013490952811916210.263
201238781131002459.270
201149389251092258.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201339164161101714.304
2012286562456606.220
20113825712841803.235

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013101.3850741753.551.31
201281.3630711963.211.13
2011114.7660762032.351.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013107.3640852793.771.30
201280.3470661893.701.26
2011101.7570701783.361.08
Doug Fister 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 AA WES 24 24 131.0 5.84 2.20 2.66 0.96 69.5% 4.60 4.09 .333
2008 24 AA WES 31 23 134.3 6.97 3.01 2.31 0.80 63.3% 5.43 4.06 .342
2009 25 AA WES 2 0 5.7 7.94 1.59 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.96 .154
2009 25 AAA TAC 22 17 106.3 6.69 0.93 7.18 0.85 73.7% 3.81 3.39 .356
2009 25 MAJ SEA 11 10 61.0 5.31 2.21 2.40 1.62 1.17 74.6% 88.2 MPH 4.13 5.13 .277
2010 26 AAA Tac 1 1 4.0 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 4.50 1.70 .326
2010 26 MAJ SEA 28 28 171.0 4.89 1.68 2.91 0.68 1.41 68.4% 88.4 MPH 4.11 3.77 .309
2011 27 MAJ DET 11 10 70.3 7.29 0.64 11.40 0.51 1.73 81.8% 90.0 MPH 1.79 2.66 .261
2011 27 MAJ SEA 21 21 146.0 5.49 1.97 2.78 0.43 1.42 71.3% 90.0 MPH 3.33 3.45 .290
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ DET/SEA 32 31 216.3 6.07 1.54 3.95 0.46 1.51 74% 90.0 MPH 2.83 3.04 .282
2012 28 AAA Tol 1 1 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.45 .242
2012 28 MAJ DET 26 26 161.7 7.63 2.06 3.70 0.84 1.83 73.6% 88.9 MPH 3.45 3.53 .307
2013 29 MAJ DET 33 32 208.7 6.86 1.90 3.61 0.60 2.17 72.6% 88.8 MPH 3.67 3.41 .334
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Doug Fister
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 29 195.6 6.77 1.79 3.77 0.60 73.4% 3.27 3.16 .307
Career MAJ   130 127 818.7 6.28 1.81 3.46 0.70 72.3% 3.53 3.45 .305

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Worst Matchups for Doug Fister (by OPS against, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brian Dozier MIN 11 6 1 1 1 2 0 .545 1.000 1.583
Brennan Boesch ANA 15 8 1 3 1 0 0 .533 .867 1.429
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 11 5 1 1 0 1 0 .455 .909 1.364
David Murphy CLE 23 9 4 8 1 2 0 .391 .913 1.330
Adam Dunn CHI-A 11 6 0 1 3 2 0 .545 .636 1.236
Jose Bautista TOR 13 6 0 2 2 0 0 .462 .692 1.226
Daniel Nava BOS 12 5 0 2 2 1 0 .417 .667 1.167
Nick Markakis BAL 19 8 1 8 1 3 0 .421 .684 1.134
Alex Rios TEX 19 10 0 2 1 1 0 .526 .579 1.129
Nelson Cruz BAL 21 8 1 3 3 2 0 .381 .619 1.077

Best Matchups for Doug Fister (by OPS against, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 41 8 0 1 2 10 0 .195 .195 .428
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 16 3 0 0 1 2 0 .188 .188 .423
Maicer Izturis TOR 16 2 0 1 0 1 0 .125 .250 .375
Austin Jackson DET 14 2 0 3 0 4 0 .143 .214 .357
Marco Scutaro SF 11 1 0 2 2 1 0 .091 .091 .322
Travis Snider PIT 13 2 0 0 0 4 0 .154 .154 .308
Adam Lind TOR 11 1 0 0 0 3 0 .091 .182 .273
Mitch Moreland TEX 15 2 0 1 0 1 0 .133 .133 .258
Cliff Pennington AZ 21 1 0 0 1 5 1 .048 .095 .186
Jack Hannahan CIN 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Doug Fister: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fister (back) threw three innings and 44 pitches in his second extended spring training start Tuesday, Washington Post reports.

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Fister (back) could pitch for the Nationals as soon as May 7, if everything goes according to the team's ideal schedule, the Washington Post reports.

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Fister (back) threw two innings at extended spring training Thursday and experienced no discomfort, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

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Fister will throw two innings in an extended spring training outing Thursday, at which point he will get on a five-day, rotation-like schedule, progressing to rehab starts, the Washington Post's James Wagner reports.

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Fister (back) threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Monday, calling it a "step in the right direction."

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Fister (back) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Friday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Fister (back) is expected to throw a bullpen session either Friday or Saturday.

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2014

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2013

Pitching in his first full season with Detroit, Fister did his best to prove his second-half surge in 2011, while exaggerated, was not a complete fluke. The tall (6-foot-8, 210-pound) righty went just 10-10 for the season, but he was able to post a solid 3.45 ERA and career-best 7.6 K/9. His fastball remained in the 89 mph range, but Fister was able to efficiently keep hitters off-balance with a much-improved curveball and steady changeup. He also remained a control artist (2.8 BB/9) while limiting the long ball (0.8 HR/9). Fister dealt with a costochondral strain early in the year and a concussion scare in the World Series, but all signs point to him being healthy when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. His lack of overpowering stuff might cap his overall upside, but Fister has proven over the past season and a half to be a decent addition to most fantasy rotations.

2012

Fister started the 2011 season with mild success in Seattle, posting 3.33 ERA, 1.171 WHIP and 89:32 K:BB ratio in 146 innings, but he flipped a switched into overdrive after midseason trade from the Mariners to the Tigers. In 10 starts with Detroit, Fister went 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA, 0.839 WHIP and 57:5 K:BB ratio in 70.1 innings. He'll never be mistaken for overpowering, but Fister is able to keep hitters off balance by mixing four quality pitches (low-90s fastball, slider, curve and changeup) with pinpoint control. His .261 BABIP against after joining the Tigers hints at some luck, but a 2.75 xFIP shows Fister's success with Detroit was somewhat sustainable. Fister might not be able to continue striking out hitters at the increased rate we saw with the Tigers last season, but his low walk rate (1.54 B/9IP) and ability to induce groundballs will help him post good peripherals and pick up wins while pitching for a team that actually gives him offensive support.

2011

Fister is a control artist (1.68 BB/9IP last season) who pitches to contact and therefore always needs some good defense and a bit of luck. He posted a 2.45 ERA in the season's first two months last year, but after a June DL stint, posted a 5.24 ERA the rest of the way. He was the same pitcher in both circumstances, though. The difference was his .236 BABIP in the first two months ballooned to .345 in the second half. In a perfect world, he's a No. 5 starter. In the Mariners' world, he could be the No. 2 starter depending on how the offseason works out.

2010

Fister filled in admirably when the Seattle rotation needed assistance late in 2009, but he's not a top prospect and nothing more than a fifth starter. As a non-strikeout pitcher, Fister lives on stellar control (0.96 BB/9IP in the minors). Throw out his four-walk aberration in his first start and he clocked in with a 1.76 BB/9IP for the Mariners. He also needs some luck as an extreme strike-throwing, put-the-ball-in-play pitcher, which his .277 BABIP certainly provided last season. He could compete for the fifth spot in the rotation this year but will probably start the year back at Triple-A absent landing a bullpen spot in spring training.