Casey Fien
Casey Fien
35-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Casey Fien in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $2.275 million contract with the Twins in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.
Cut loose by Phillies
PFree Agent  
Shoulder
September 1, 2017
The Phillies have released Fien, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander was recently on the 60-day disabled list with shoulder issues but had been pitching for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on rehab work. Fien combined for 12 major-league innings with the Phillies and Mariners in 2017, absorbing an ugly 12.75 ERA in that time. He'll look to catch on elsewhere.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
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2017
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .471 22 4 4 8 2 0 2
Since 2017vs Right .395 40 6 2 15 3 0 3
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .471 22 4 4 8 2 0 2
2017vs Right .395 40 6 2 15 3 0 3
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Since 2017
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
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-37%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 17.18 3.55 3.2 0 0 0 9.8 4.9 4.9
Since 2017Away 10.80 1.92 8.1 0 1 0 6.5 4.3 3.2
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 17.18 3.55 3.2 0 0 0 9.8 4.9 4.9
2017Away 10.80 1.92 8.1 0 1 0 6.5 4.3 3.2
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Casey Fien
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June 11, 2017
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Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL West
March 23, 2017
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Team Previews: AL Central
March 3, 2016
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the AL Central. Can Eric Hosmer lead the Royals to a third straight pennant?
Collette Calls: AL Closers in Waiting
February 2, 2016
Jason Collette looks at the stats to break down each American League bullpen to find the likely next man up for each team this season.
Regan's Rumblings: A Bullpen Walk-Through
July 9, 2015
David Regan offers up a status report on the closer situations for all 30 teams, including the woeful Reds who might be tempted to deal Aroldis Chapman.
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Fien will be one of the primary setup men for the Twins after an up-and-down season in 2015. He missed most of May with a shoulder injury and never seemed to get on track and saw his strikeout rate decline to 5.8 K/9. He improved later in the year with a 3.09 ERA and 6.5 K/9 in the second half, but he was never the reliable setup man the Twins expected. Fien has decent velocity with a 92.6 mph average fastball and has outstanding control, but he is a flyball pitcher who simply needs to miss bats more frequently to become a more intriguing late-inning option.
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 outstanding control (1.4 BB/9). As a flyball pitcher he's prone to giving up home runs, but his home park helps that tendency. Fien did wear down at the end of the season with a 8.59 ERA in September, so his workload may be monitored more closely this season. He did see an increase in velocity to a 92.9 mph average fastball, so there's reason to think he'll keep his prominent role in the bullpen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Starts rehab assignment Sunday
PPhiladelphia Phillies  
Shoulder
August 14, 2017
The Phillies sent Fien (shoulder) on a rehab assignment to High-A Clearwater on Sunday.
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Transferred to 60-day DL
PPhiladelphia Phillies  
Shoulder
July 10, 2017
Fien (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday, Stephen Gross of The Allentown Morning Call reports.
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Lands on DL
PPhiladelphia Phillies  
Shoulder
June 23, 2017
Fien was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.
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Has contract selected
PPhiladelphia Phillies  
June 8, 2017
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Dished to Phillies
PPhiladelphia Phillies  
May 9, 2017
Fien was traded to the Phillies on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations.
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