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Doug Fister

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

W-L

16-6

ERA

2.41

WHIP

1.08

K

98

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Stolen from the Tigers by Mike Rizzo in an offseason heist of a trade, Fister would likely have taken a run at his first 20-win season if not for a spring training lat strain that delayed his National...

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2015 ADP:  151.77

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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:

Agreed to a one-year, $11.4 million contract with the Nationals in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

March 14, 2015  –  Doug Fister News

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Fister allowed one run on four hits and a walk over 2.1 innings in Friday's Grapefruit League action, striking out two.

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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 SEA 21 21 0 146.0 139 54 7 89 32 3 12 0 0 0 3.33 1.17
2011 27 MAJ DET 11 10 0 70.3 54 14 4 57 5 8 1 0 0 0 1.79 0.84
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ SEA/DET 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
2014 30 A POT 1 1 0 4.0 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2014 30 AA HAR 1 1 0 3.2 2 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 1.56
2014 30 MAJ WAS 25 25 1 164.0 153 44 18 98 24 16 6 0 0 0 2.41 1.08
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3-Year Averages     28 27 0 178.1 179 63 15 131 35 13 8 0 0 0 3.18 1.20
Career  (View All)     155 152 2 982.7 981 365 82 669 189 60 56 0 3.34 1.19

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Doug Fister 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. 26 Mia 9.0 3 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 1 W 0 0 0 2.41 1.08
Sep. 19 @Mia 6.7 5 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.55 1.12
Sep. 13 @NYM 6.0 5 3 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.55 1.13
Sep. 8 Atl 7.0 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.53 1.13
Sep. 2 @LAD 5.0 10 4 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.66 1.15
Aug. 27 @Phi 5.7 10 5 4 2 1 3 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.55 1.10
Aug. 22 SF 6.0 7 4 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.38 1.07
Aug. 17 Pit 7.0 5 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.20 1.05
Aug. 12 @NYM 7.0 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.34 1.07
Aug. 6 NYM 7.3 6 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.49 1.07
Aug. 1 Phi 7.0 6 2 2 1 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.68 1.09
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 7.8 IP/G
15.7 8 2 2 1 2 10 1 0 1 2-0 0 0 0 1.15 0.64
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
33.7 25 9 7 3 8 18 2 0 1 4-1 0 0 0 1.87 0.98
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
73.7 66 23 17 8 13 44 3 2 1 6-4 0 0 0 2.08 1.07

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Doug Fister Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143395413831427.263
2013490952811916210.263
201238781131002459.270

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143234411704211.228
201339164161101714.304
2012286562456606.220

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201478.3820561051.720.83
2013101.3850741753.551.31
201281.3630711963.211.13

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201485.78404214133.051.31
2013107.3640852793.771.30
201280.3470661893.701.26
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ SEA/DET 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 30 A POT 1 1 4.0 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .420
2014 30 AA HAR 1 1 3.2 14.06 8.44 1.67 0.00 60% 4.91 2.89 .332
2014 30 MAJ WAS 25 25 164.0 5.38 1.32 4.08 0.99 1.59 83.6% 87.9 MPH 2.41 4.00 .270
2015 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Doug Fister
3-Year Averages     28 27 178.1 6.62 1.77 3.74 0.76 75.9% 3.18 3.41 .306
Career     155 152 982.7 6.13 1.73 3.54 0.75 74% 3.34 3.52 .300

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2014 Stat Review for Doug Fister    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.08 K/BB
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5.38 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.32 BB/9
ELITE
87.9 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.59 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.41 ERA
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1.08 WHIP
GREAT
4.00 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.270 BABIP
LOW
83.6% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Fister and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $11.4 million contract Friday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Fister was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

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Fister will start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Giants on Monday.

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Fister closed his regular season with a complete game shutout against the Marlins Friday, allowing just three hits and striking out nine.

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Fister will start Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Fister allowed two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out one over 6.2 innings of a 3-2 win against Miami on Friday night.

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Fister was dominant Monday night, going seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits.

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Fister pitched five innings Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks, while striking out two in the loss.

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Fister gave up five runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits over 5.2 innings in a losing effort Wednesday night.

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Fister allowed four runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out three over six innings of a 10-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.

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Fister recently had skin cancer removed from his neck, but he indicated Friday night that he's OK, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 marked a career high in wins and the first time he finished with a record above .500. His ERA (3.67) and WHIP (1.31) both clocked in higher than his career norms, but both of those increases can be at least partially attributed to his BABIP jumping from .307 in 2012 to .334 last season. For the most part, Fister remained a very similar pitcher compared to what we’ve seen from him over the past few seasons. His strikeout rate (6.9 K/9) dipped closer to his career norm, but Fister remained an extreme groundball pitcher (2.17 GB/FB), who limits free passes (1.9 BB/9) with his pinpoint control. With a fastball that settles in the high-80s, Fister is not overpowering, but he could see an uptick in his strikeout rate with the move to the National League after being acquired by the Nationals in December.

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.