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Josh Fields

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

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ERA

6.89

WHIP

1.66

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20

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Despite opening last season on the DL due to a groin strain suffered in spring training, Fields returned in late April and immediately made an impact out of the Astros' bullpen. The third-year pro pro...

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2016 ADP:  682.73

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LEAGUE: AAA    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, $900,000 deal with the Astros in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

May 12, 2016  –  Josh Fields News

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Fields was optioned to Triple-A Fresno following Thursday's game, Jake Kaplan 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
2015 29 AA COR 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.50
2015 29 AAA FRE 5 0 0 6.0 5 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.50
2015 29 MAJ HOU 54 0 0 50.7 39 20 2 67 19 4 1 0 2 5 3.55 1.14
2016 30 AAA FRE 22 0 0 26.1 19 5 0 30 7 1 0 1 0 0 1.71 1.00
2016 30 MAJ HOU 15 0 0 15.7 23 12 2 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.89 1.66
3-Year Averages     49 0 0 47.8 40 22 4 59 18 3 3 3 2 6 4.14 1.21
Career  (View All)     164 0 0 159.0 143 80 14 197 57 9 10 9 4.53 1.26

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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
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
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 60 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

Josh Fields Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016323211420.379
20158623718431.234
201410527626311.268

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20163917112212.316
2015123441221401.193
2014126431124711.218

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20168.30007114.321.32
201525.041035713.241.00
201428.733131813.771.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20167.300013219.822.05
201525.7000321213.861.29
201426.013339915.191.35
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
2015 29 AA COR 2 0 1.2 7.50 15.00 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 9.03 .296
2015 29 AAA FRE 5 0 6.0 4.50 6.00 0.75 0.00 77.8% 3.00 4.20 .264
2015 29 MAJ HOU 54 0 50.7 11.90 3.38 3.53 0.36 0.77 67.9% 94.3 MPH 3.55 2.25 .328
2016 30 AAA FRE 22 0 26.1 10.34 2.41 4.29 0.00 80.8% 1.71 1.71 .304
2016 30 MAJ HOU 15 0 15.7 11.49 1.72 6.67 1.15 0.74 58.3% 94.5 MPH 6.89 2.88 .465
3-Year Averages     49 0 47.8 11.11 3.39 3.28 0.75 66.7% 4.14 2.95 .322
Career     164 0 159.0 11.15 3.23 3.46 0.79 64.5% 4.53 2.98 .339

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2016 Stat Review for Josh Fields    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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6.67 K/BB
ELITE
11.49 K/9
ELITE
1.72 BB/9
ELITE
94.5 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.2 HR/9
POOR
0.74 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.89 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.66 WHIP
TERRIBLE
2.88 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.465 BABIP
HIGH
58.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Fields failed to record an out Tuesday, allowing two runs on four consecutive hits during Houston's 7-5 loss to Texas.

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Fields has made three Grapefruit League appearances, allowing five baserunners and one run over two innings.

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Fields agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Astros on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Fields was tendered a contract by the Astros on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Fields was recalled from Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday.

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Fields was optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi on Thursday.

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Through 33 appearances with the Astros this season, Fields (3-1) has a 2.78 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 44:13 K:BB ratio over 32.1 innings.

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Fields struck out two over 1.1 perfect frames during Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

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Manager A.J. Hinch said Fields (leg) is available out of the bullpen Sunday against the Tigers, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Fields has a bruised right leg, with initial X-rays coming back negative after he was hit with a line drive Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 disastrous outings mixed in, which attributed to a lofty 4.45 ERA. An uptick in fastball velocity (94.4 mph) and a 2.16 FIP are promising signs of a potential breakout season in 2015, however, as Fields is a favorite to break camp with a bullpen spot for the Astros. Keep in mind, however, that he's further away from closing with the team's offseason additions of Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.

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.