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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-4-1984
Height6' 8"
Weight210 lbs
Age34 years, 0 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.92014
-1.82015
-0.62016
0.92017
0.92018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 SEA MLB 11 10 61.0 3 4 0 63 15 36 11 .267 97 9.3 2.2 1.6 5.3 41% .271 .263 1.28 5.13 4.13 114 4.89 104.8 0.5
2010 SEA MLB 28 28 171.0 6 14 0 187 32 93 13 .258 95 9.8 1.7 0.7 4.9 47% .302 .256 1.28 3.61 4.11 92 4.21 95.0 2.1
2011 DET 0 11 10 70.3 8 1 0 54 5 57 4 .262 105 6.9 0.6 0.5 7.3 50% .245 .191 0.84 2.52 1.79 84 3.15 73.3 1.6
2011 SEA 0 21 21 146.0 3 12 0 139 32 89 7 .260 93 8.6 2.0 0.4 5.5 47% .284 .246 1.17 3.30 3.33 85 3.01 70.0 3.5
2012 DET MLB 26 26 161.7 10 10 0 156 37 137 15 .262 104 8.7 2.1 0.8 7.6 53% .296 .241 1.19 3.37 3.45 87 3.68 84.4 2.8
2013 DET MLB 33 32 208.7 14 9 0 229 44 159 14 .262 101 9.9 1.9 0.6 6.9 56% .332 .253 1.31 3.28 3.67 90 3.69 88.4 3.2
2014 WAS MLB 25 25 164.0 16 6 0 153 24 98 18 .260 101 8.4 1.3 1.0 5.4 51% .262 .245 1.08 3.90 2.41 107 4.41 108.2 0.9
2015 WAS MLB 25 15 103.0 5 7 1 120 24 63 14 .255 95 10.5 2.1 1.2 5.5 47% .310 .301 1.40 4.57 4.19 115 6.50 151.9 -1.8
2016 HOU MLB 32 32 180.3 12 13 0 195 62 115 24 .259 99 9.7 3.1 1.2 5.7 47% .300 .277 1.43 4.70 4.64 114 5.65 124.9 -0.6
2017 BOS MLB 18 15 90.3 5 9 0 87 38 83 9 .263 105 8.7 3.8 0.9 8.3 53% .301 .255 1.38 3.95 4.88 95 4.66 99.2 0.9
2011 TOT MLB 32 31 216.3 11 13 0 193 37 146 11 .261 97 8.0 1.5 0.5 6.1 48% .272 .229 1.06 3.05 2.83 85 3.06 71.1 5.1
CareerMLB2302141356.3828511383313930129.260999.22.10.96.250%.295.2551.253.783.68984.3399.513.0

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 EVE A- 20 4 40.2 3 5 4 35 11 35 2 .266 104 7.8 2.5 0.4 7.8 59% .274 .242 1.14 3.05 2.24 74 0.00 0.0
2007 WTN AA 24 24 131.0 7 8 0 156 32 85 14 .272 96 10.7 2.2 1.0 5.8 49% .333 .281 1.44 4.27 4.60 101 4.76 101.6
2008 WTN AA 31 23 134.3 6 14 0 155 45 104 12 .258 109 10.4 3.0 0.8 7.0 48% .331 .262 1.49 4.10 5.43 103 5.25 104.0
2008 PEJ Wnt 11 0 19.0 0 0 0 20 7 22 0 .000 9.5 3.3 0.0 10.4 0% .392 .000 1.42 3.62 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SEA MLB 11 10 61.0 3 4 0 63 15 36 11 .267 97 9.3 2.2 1.6 5.3 41% .271 .263 1.28 5.13 4.13 114 4.89 104.8
2009 WTN AA 2 0 5.7 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 .253 91 3.2 1.6 0.0 7.9 38% .154 .112 0.53 1.87 0.00 94 3.44 95.0
2009 TAC AAA 22 17 106.3 6 4 0 132 11 79 10 .274 97 11.2 0.9 0.8 6.7 46% .346 .273 1.35 3.64 3.81 79 1.22 66.3
2010 SEA MLB 28 28 171.0 6 14 0 187 32 93 13 .258 95 9.8 1.7 0.7 4.9 47% .302 .256 1.28 3.61 4.11 92 4.21 95.0
2010 TAC AAA 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 .272 75 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 50% .333 .250 1.00 2.08 4.50 97 3.94 96.4
2011 DET MLB 11 10 70.3 8 1 0 54 5 57 4 .262 105 6.9 0.6 0.5 7.3 50% .245 .191 0.84 2.52 1.79 84 3.15 73.3
2011 SEA MLB 21 21 146.0 3 12 0 139 32 89 7 .260 93 8.6 2.0 0.4 5.5 47% .284 .246 1.17 3.30 3.33 85 3.01 70.0
2012 DET MLB 26 26 161.7 10 10 0 156 37 137 15 .262 104 8.7 2.1 0.8 7.6 53% .296 .241 1.19 3.37 3.45 87 3.68 84.4
2012 TOL AAA 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 .283 92 4.5 2.2 0.0 11.2 44% .222 .147 0.75 1.40 0.00 92 3.16 91.4
2013 DET MLB 33 32 208.7 14 9 0 229 44 159 14 .262 101 9.9 1.9 0.6 6.9 56% .332 .253 1.31 3.28 3.67 90 3.69 88.4
2014 WAS MLB 25 25 164.0 16 6 0 153 24 98 18 .260 101 8.4 1.3 1.0 5.4 51% .262 .245 1.08 3.90 2.41 107 4.41 108.2
2014 POT A+ 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 .260 97 13.5 0.0 0.0 6.8 71% .429 .311 1.50 2.01 0.00 94 2.97 93.8
2014 HAR AA 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 2 3 5 0 .258 108 4.9 7.4 0.0 12.3 62% .250 .208 1.36 3.08 4.91 84 2.25 84.7
2015 WAS MLB 25 15 103.0 5 7 1 120 24 63 14 .255 95 10.5 2.1 1.2 5.5 47% .310 .301 1.40 4.57 4.19 115 6.50 151.9
2015 HAR AA 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 .265 90 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 33% .133 .103 0.33 2.43 0.00 95 3.17 92.2
2015 SYR AAA 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 7 0 6 1 .257 101 17.2 0.0 2.5 14.7 50% .545 .368 1.91 4.24 2.45 85 2.22 86.3
2016 HOU MLB 32 32 180.3 12 13 0 195 62 115 24 .259 99 9.7 3.1 1.2 5.7 47% .300 .277 1.43 4.70 4.64 114 5.65 124.9
2017 BOS MLB 18 15 90.3 5 9 0 87 38 83 9 .263 105 8.7 3.8 0.9 8.3 53% .301 .255 1.38 3.95 4.88 95 4.66 99.2
2017 SLC AAA 3 3 15.7 1 0 0 16 5 10 0 .273 108 9.2 2.9 0.0 5.7 63% .327 .232 1.34 3.59 4.02 94 3.36 64.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 957 0.5664 0.4305 0.8325 0.5664 0.2530 0.8827 0.6857 0.1675
2010 2692 0.5650 0.4198 0.8823 0.5279 0.2792 0.9178 0.7951 0.1177
2011 3178 0.5274 0.4566 0.8332 0.5644 0.3362 0.8869 0.7327 0.1668
2012 2511 0.5094 0.4249 0.8004 0.5442 0.3011 0.8664 0.6765 0.1996
2013 3341 0.4933 0.4244 0.7990 0.5552 0.2971 0.8842 0.6441 0.2010
2014 2454 0.5485 0.4584 0.8542 0.5988 0.2879 0.9045 0.7273 0.1458
2015 1644 0.5152 0.4349 0.8685 0.5868 0.2735 0.9115 0.7706 0.1315
2016 2995 0.4628 0.4003 0.8432 0.5592 0.2635 0.9174 0.7075 0.1568
2017 1531 0.4709 0.4089 0.8035 0.5756 0.2605 0.8699 0.6730 0.1965
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-21 2014-08-21 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Cancer Skin Cancer on Neck -
2014-03-23 2014-05-09 15-DL 47 34 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2014-03-03 2014-03-22 Camp 19 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-08-20 2012-08-31 DTD 11 9 Right Groin Strain - -
2012-05-29 2012-06-16 15-DL 18 16 Left Trunk Strain Intercostal -
2012-04-08 2012-05-07 15-DL 29 25 Left Trunk Strain Costochondral Intercostal - -
2012-03-24 2012-04-02 Camp 9 0 Right Fingers Soreness Middle Finger - -
2010-06-01 2010-06-25 15-DL 24 22 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2010-03-20 2010-04-03 Camp 14 0 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-09-07 2009-09-13 DTD 6 4 Right Fingers Blister -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 TEX $500,000
2018 TEX $3,500,000
2017 ANA $
2016 HOU $7,000,000
2015 WAS $11,400,000
2014 WAS $7,200,000
2013 DET $4,000,000
2012 DET $507,500
2011 SEA $436,500
2010 SEA $406,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$30,950,500
2018Current$3,500,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$34,450,500
1 yrFuture$500,000
9 yrTotal$34,950,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 158 dPSI Sports Management1 year/$4M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$4M (2018), plus 2019 club option. Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/27/17. 18:$3.5M, 19:$4.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. Price of option may increase $2.5M to $7M based on innings pitched. May earn additional $0.5M annually in performance bonuses based on innings pitched up to 190.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 5/20/17 (non-guaranteed contract with salary of $1.75M in majors, $0.1M in minors). Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 8, 10, 12 starts. $0.15M each for 14, 16, 18 starts. $0.25M for 20 starts. $50,000 each for 25, 30 relief appearances. $0.1M for 35 relief appearances. Claimed by Boston off release waivers 6/23/17 after being released by LA Angels 6/21/17.
  • 1 year/$7M (2016). Signed by Houston as a free agent 1/28/16. Performance bonuses: $1M each for 100, 125, 150, 175, 200 innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$11.4M (2015). Re-signed by Washington 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$7.2M (2014). Signed by Washington 2/1/14 (avoided arbitration, $8.5M-$5.75M). Performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 200, 210 innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$4M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Washington in trade from Detroit 12/3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2012). Renewed by Detroit 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4365M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Seattle 7/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4065M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Seattle 8/7/09.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2006 (7-201) (Fresno State). $50,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .296 .354 .491 .301
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .299 .362 .241
18 Split (Multi) .047 .054 .129 .060
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .321 .386 .560 .328
31 vs R (2016) .225 .284 .322 .216
38 Split (2016) .096 .103 .237 .112
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think will prove to be the best mid-tier starting pitcher FA investments this offseason?
(Zonk from Chi Town)
Mid-tier pitching investments are, in general, a pretty bad idea. So the lower you buy in that arena, the better. How dented is Doug Fister's value? (Matthew Trueblood)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in the playoff race in a 20-team dynasty (5x5's with OBP, XBH & QS, HLD): I gave Byron Buxton, Jon Gray, and Alcides Escobar. I received Justin Upton, Doug Fister, and Neil Walker. Essentially the type of trade you want to make as a Buxton owner, or did I sell short?
(AJ from Phoenix)
#ibelieve (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in the playoff race in a 20-team dynasty (5x5's with OBP, XBH & QS, HLD): I gave Byron Buxton, Jon Gray, and Alcides Escobar. I received Justin Upton, Doug Fister, and Neil Walker. Essentially the type of trade you want to make as a Buxton owner, or did I sell short?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I...don't think I would've given Buxton for Upton, Gray for Fister. I think you came out behind on name value as I think you could've gotten more.

Upton is a good player though, I hope it works out for you. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in the playoff race in a 20-team dynasty (5x5's with OBP, XBH & QS, HLD): I gave Byron Buxton, Jon Gray, and Alcides Escobar. I received Justin Upton, Doug Fister, and Neil Walker. Essentially the type of trade you want to make as a Buxton owner, or did I sell short?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I...don't think I would've given Buxton for Upton, Gray for Fister. I think you came out behind on name value as I think you could've gotten more.

Upton is a good player though, I hope it works out for you. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What pitchers would you be targeting as buys/sells right now?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
The buys: Justin Verlander, Matt Cain, Doug Fister
The sells: Johnny Cueto, Scott Kazmir, Garrett Richards (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a 5x5 roto league, what is the best strategy for moving up the ladder in WHIP?
(Zeus from Greece)
In a simple sense, it's about acquiring better pitchers. If you're not able to acquire much via the trade market, though, you're wise to look at the reliever market and claim guys who pitch often and limit baserunners. Essentially, the second-tier relievers that everyone largely ignores because they don't accumulate saves. If you can, sacrifice those high-strikeout guys who have lofty WHIPs and acquire someone less exciting like Doug Fister, Tim Hudson, Jason Hammel, etc. The guys that people overlook because of the low Ks. (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Gentlemen, if my team is short on relievers, but probably has enough innings in total - thanks to drafting enough starters, even if two of them are Doug Fister and Derek Holland, would you prioritize drafting relievers in the first supplemental over more starters?
(R.A. Wagman from GTA)
Having elite relievers is great for a contending team at the front of their bullpen, so if you can afford using your picks and there are strong relievers available, we feel good about that strategy. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What could the tigers get for Rick Porcello in a trade? 1 top 100 prospect and more?
(Jason from Ohio)
Considering they didn't get one for Doug Fister, I doubt it. (Jeff Moore)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Cargo for the duo of Asdrubal Cabrera and Doug Fister?
(Brian from IL)
No. Love both of those players, but you need more for a surefire second rounder, borderline first rounder (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)So I've got both Weaver and Halladay. That's a bummer man. With Weaver going on the DL who would you pick up between Fister and B. McCarthy? 10 Team Mixed, 5x5 adding in CG, and QS.
(Eric from Costa Rica)
Hi Eric:

That is a bummer. Of the two I'd pick up Doug Fister. Brandon McCarthy has struggled, and while I generally recommend NL pitchers over AL pitchers, Fister is in a better park and is more likely to get you quality starts than McCarthy. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)I've got Halladay and CJ Wilson as my #3 and #5 starter in a points league. Trying to flip them based on Halladay's health and Wilson's walking ways (possible 2011 was outlier??). Anyone you like I should target in a vacuum? I've got Wainwright, Darvish, Peavy, D.Holland, Pettitte and Porcello as the rest of my staff (league really likes [read: reaches] SPs)
(James from NYC)
Sure, I can name dozens of starters I like better than those two, but it depends on the market. Jon Niese and Doug Fister are two off the top of my head, but I have no idea how their current owner(s) value them. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I love using BP's Player Forecast Manager as a major tool during a draft. In your opinion give a couple of players that PECOTA is too Bullish on as well as too Bearish.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
I like Aaron Hill, Maro Estrada, Doug Fister, and Carlos Santana a bit more. Not quite as high on Anthony Rizzo and I'm nervous about Mike Napoli's hips. Like Shakira's, they don't lie except unlike Shakira's, I don't like what they're saying. (Paul Sporer)
2012-08-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Although he missed his start last week, what do you make of Doug Fister's resurgence in the 2H?
(Corey31 from Detroit)
I think it's mostly just been a correction of some bad luck in the first-half. His peripherals were still good in the first half -- they were actually their best during his worst month, June -- and he was just a bit unlucky. I buy into Fister as like a 3.50 ERA type of guy. (Derek Carty)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)I never miss Arthur Bryant's BBQ when I head to KC to see the Tigers. The bonus is that it's right down the street from the Negro League Baseball Museum. LC's BBQ is good too....Gates' BBQ is solid but a little sweet for my tastes.

How do you see Doug Fister doing in a full season in Detroit?
(lemppi from IA)

Second!

I've done a lot of research on Fister to try and figure out where the spike in his K-rate came from after the trade to Detroit. As best as I can tell, he threw more 4-seam fastballs, curves and changeups than before the trade, and fewer 2-seamers and sliders. He had a slight uptick in velocity, and may or may not have moved over on the rubber a little bit, although I'm trying to get confirmation on that. In any case, he appears to be materially the same pitcher as he was before the trade, but just getting better at his craft. Add that to the greater run support he'll undoubtedly get this year, and I think he's a very solid #3/4 SP in mixed leagues. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Based on pure stuff/dominance/command (whatever strikes you), which pitchers are you most looking forward to watching this postseason?
(Lucas Apostoleris from Amherst, MA)
Kenley Jansen is the guy that has piqued my interest most recently, but I'll have all offseason to look at him, I suppose.

Of the pitchers who look playoff-bound, Craig Kimbrel is just amazing. I'm curious about Verlander's BABIP this year. Doug Fister is an interesting story. I've wanted to look at Alexi Ogando's switch to the rotation. Koji Uehara fascinates me, with his splitter and high flyball/popup rate. Josh Collmenter and Ian Kennedy are interesting.

Of course there's no way I'll end up analyzing all or even most of those guys, but those are a few names who grab my attention. (Mike Fast)
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be your vote for the AL Manager of the Year? Also, will Mike Napoli be eligible for the ALDS after his kiss to the Angel dugout in the season's last game incites a brawl? :-)
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Good question. A few weeks ago I'd have said Terry Francona, but his stubborn refusal to move Lackey out of the rotation and stretch Aceves out is one of the main factors in the team's slide.

I think Jim Leyland might be a good choice given that you really have to squint to figure out how Detroit has gotten to the top of the AL Central given all of their injuries and roster mismatches. That's also a credit to Dave Dombrowski, whose acquisitions of Wilson Betemit and Doug Fister have really helped. (Jay Jaffe)


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