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Josh Fields

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

W-L

4-6

ERA

4.45

WHIP

1.23

K

70

SV

4

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Fields was dominant through stretches of 2014, fanning hitters at an elite 11.5 K/9 clip while significantly reducing his walk rate (2.8 BB/9) compared to the year prior. Unfortunately, there a few di...

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2015 ADP:  576.22

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Groin
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 193   DOB: 8/19/1985
BORN: Athens, GA   COLLEGE: Georgia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Fields Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract worth $1.75 million with the Mariners in February of 2009.

March 25, 2015  –  Josh Fields News

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Fields (groin) will not throw off a mound for a few days, but will continue to throw from flat ground, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Josh Fields 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 21 R GRE 8 0 0 10.7 8 0 0 10 1 1 0 1 0.00 0.84
2009 23 AA WES 10 0 0 9.0 7 6 0 15 9 1 0 1 6.00 1.78
2009 23 AA WES 30 0 0 32.7 32 21 2 34 18 2 2 1 5.79 1.53
2010 24 AA WES 21 0 0 30.2 21 11 0 30 20 1 2 6 0 0 3.23 1.36
2011 25 AA JAC 9 0 0 26.0 17 8 0 26 19 1 2 3 0 0 2.77 1.38
2011 25 AA POR 9 0 0 17.1 10 6 2 25 10 3 0 1 0 0 3.12 1.17
2011 25 AAA TAC 9 0 0 13.0 11 9 2 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 1.85
2012 26 AA POR 10 0 0 44.2 30 13 4 59 16 3 3 9 0 0 2.62 1.04
2012 26 AAA PAW 10 0 0 13.2 8 0 0 19 2 1 0 4 0 0 0.00 0.76
2013 27 A QUA 5 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2013 27 AA COR 5 0 0 6.0 7 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.17
2013 27 MAJ HOU 41 0 0 38.0 31 21 8 40 18 1 3 5 1 6 4.97 1.29
2014 28 AAA OKL 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.33
2014 28 MAJ HOU 54 0 0 54.7 50 27 2 70 17 4 6 4 4 8 4.45 1.23
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3-Year Averages     47 0 0 46.3 40 24 5 55 17 2 4 4 2 7 4.66 1.23

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Josh Fields 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. 9 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.45 1.23
Sep. 7 @Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.53 1.25
Sep. 2 LAA 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.56 1.26
Aug. 28 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.73 1.29
Aug. 26 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.83 1.31
Aug. 25 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.93 1.34
Aug. 22 @Cle 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.03 1.37
Aug. 20 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.10 1.36
Aug. 19 @NYY 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.21 1.37
Aug. 16 @Bos 0.7 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.32 1.36
Aug. 13 Min 0.3 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.20 1.31
Aug. 11 Min 1.0 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.84 1.23
Aug. 9 Tex 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.53 1.19
Aug. 7 @Phi 0.3 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.21
Aug. 5 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.10 1.15
Jul. 31 Tor 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.20 1.18
Jul. 29 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.08 1.13
Jul. 28 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.19 1.16
Jul. 25 Mia 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.30 1.17
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1-0 2 0 1 0.00 0.19
Last 60 Days
19 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
18.0 20 9 9 0 6 15 1 0 0 2-2 2 1 4 4.50 1.44

Josh Fields Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201410527626311.268
20137110915604.246

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014126431124711.218
20138930916414.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.733131813.771.12
201325.7122271255.611.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201426.013339915.191.35
201312.301313633.651.46
Josh Fields 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 21 R GRE 8 0 10.7 8.44 0.84 10.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.89 .285
2009 23 AA WES 10 0 9.0 15.00 9.00 1.67 0.00 62.5% 6.00 3.20 .403
2009 23 AA WES 30 0 32.7 9.37 4.96 1.89 0.55 60.4% 5.79 3.66 .340
2010 24 AA WES 21 0 30.2 8.94 5.96 1.50 0.00 73.2% 3.23 3.20 .276
2011 25 AA JAC 9 0 26.0 9.00 6.58 1.37 0.00 77.8% 2.77 3.85 .264
2011 25 AA POR 9 0 17.1 13.16 5.26 2.50 1.05 77.8% 3.12 3.73 .256
2011 25 AAA TAC 9 0 13.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 1.38 68.2% 6.23 6.20 .276
2012 26 AA POR 10 0 44.2 12.01 3.26 3.69 0.81 78.6% 2.62 2.86 .284
2012 26 AAA PAW 10 0 13.2 12.95 1.36 9.50 0.00 100% 0.00 0.78 .305
2013 27 A QUA 5 1 4.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .216
2013 27 AA COR 5 0 6.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 71.4% 3.00 1.87 .351
2013 27 MAJ HOU 41 0 38.0 9.47 4.26 2.22 1.89 0.76 68.3% 93.7 MPH 4.97 5.25 .255
2014 28 AAA OKL 3 0 3.0 12.00 3.00 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.53 .000
2014 28 MAJ HOU 54 0 54.7 11.52 2.80 4.12 0.33 0.78 61.5% 94.4 MPH 4.45 2.16 .363
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3-Year Averages     47 0 46.3 10.68 3.30 3.24 0.97 63.5% 4.66 3.33 .316

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2014 Stat Review for Josh Fields    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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4.12 K/BB
GOOD
11.52 K/9
GREAT
2.80 BB/9
AVERAGE
94.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.3 HR/9
GREAT
0.78 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.45 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.23 WHIP
WEAK
2.16 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.363 BABIP
HIGH
61.5% Strand Rate
LOW

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Josh Fields

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Josh Fields: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fields suffered a groin strain in Monday's spring training contest and will be evaluated further Tuesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Fields was removed from Monday's spring training game with an unspecified injury, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Fields (hamstring) said his Tuesday bullpen session went well, mlb.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Fields is dealing with hamstring tightness but is expected to throw Tuesday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Fields is dealing with an oblique injury and is considered day-to-day, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Fields worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Tuesday to earn his fourth save of the season.

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Fields took his fifth loss of the season in relief Monday night, allowing two runs on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in an inning against the Twins.

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Fields struck out a pair over two perfect frames during Tuesday's extra-inning win at Oakland.

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Fields (2-4) earned the win in relief on Saturday after striking out three over 1.2 scoreless innings against the Red Sox.

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Fields (forearm) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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2015

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2014

Fields, the first overall selection in the 2012 Rule 5 draft, earned a bullpen role with the Astros out of camp and went on to have an up-and-down rookie season in Houston. For the most part, his peripherals (9.5 K/9, 4.3 BB/9) were in line with his minor league ratios (10.3 K/9, 4.8 BB/9), but Fields allowed eight home runs in 38 innings for a 1.9 HR/9 mark after he permitted just 0.5 HR/9 in the minors. He will need to cut down on the number of long balls he allows as the team continues its search for a consistent and reliable closer. The 28-year-old right-hander picked up five saves for the Astros down the stretch after Jose Veras was traded and Chia-Jen Lo proved to be ineffective in his opportunities. Despite minimal experience, Fields appears likely to open the season as the Astros' closer since he has the strikeout repertoire and fastball (93.7 mph average) that is typically desired for the role.

2010

The Mariners' No. 1 draft choice in 2008, Fields didn't sign until February 2009. The long layoff might have contributed to his struggles, and he was shut down for a bit with dead arm. Fields throws hard, and his 97-mph fastball didn't disappoint, registering a 9.7 K/9IP, but he lacked command and control, issuing 5.9 BB/9IP. Phillippe Aumont's trade to Philadelphia helps Fields' cause, though the Mariners have plenty of late-inning options should closer David Aardsma falter, so there's no need to rush Fields. He will likely begin the season in Triple-A with a callup perhaps coming in summer.