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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date6-15-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight202 lbs
Age33 years, 5 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.42014
2.02015
1.72016
-0.42017
1.42018
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
2011 MIL MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 .239 106 9.0 13.5 0.0 9.0 40% .400 .313 2.50 5.49 0.00 49 1.99 46.2 0.1
2012 MIL MLB 23 22 127.7 9 10 0 125 36 135 12 .257 109 8.8 2.5 0.8 9.5 34% .319 .242 1.26 3.13 3.74 89 3.20 73.4 3.0
2013 MIL MLB 11 3 22.3 1 4 0 28 6 15 8 .256 109 11.3 2.4 3.2 6.0 37% .270 .346 1.52 7.14 7.25 105 3.83 91.8 0.3
2014 MIL MLB 14 10 71.7 6 5 0 46 17 76 7 .264 101 5.8 2.1 0.9 9.5 36% .224 .200 0.88 2.96 2.13 92 3.17 77.7 1.4
2015 HOU 0 10 9 62.3 2 1 0 45 21 59 10 .264 101 6.5 3.0 1.4 8.5 39% .217 .239 1.06 4.35 3.32 99 3.71 86.6 1.0
2015 MIL 0 21 21 118.0 5 9 0 117 43 121 14 .260 101 8.9 3.3 1.1 9.2 41% .316 .270 1.36 3.87 3.89 101 4.34 101.4 1.0
2016 HOU MLB 31 30 168.7 11 8 0 187 42 134 26 .262 100 10.0 2.2 1.4 7.2 44% .313 .278 1.36 4.39 4.48 98 4.46 98.6 1.7
2017 HOU MLB 29 28 153.3 8 10 0 157 62 146 32 .260 103 9.2 3.6 1.9 8.6 43% .300 .283 1.43 5.41 5.22 109 5.82 123.8 -0.4
2018 DET 0 21 21 119.0 7 6 0 121 26 87 20 .263 102 9.2 2.0 1.5 6.6 39% .277 .265 1.24 4.70 3.48 109 4.87 108.8 0.6
2018 OAK 0 10 9 53.0 5 2 0 45 11 52 12 .267 96 7.6 1.9 2.0 8.8 43% .246 .258 1.06 4.97 3.74 96 4.02 89.9 0.8
2015 TOT MLB 31 30 180.3 7 10 0 162 64 180 24 .261 101 8.1 3.2 1.2 9.0 40% .283 .260 1.25 4.03 3.69 100 4.12 96.3 2.0
2018 TOT MLB 31 30 172.0 12 8 0 166 37 139 32 .264 100 8.7 1.9 1.7 7.3 40% .269 .263 1.18 4.78 3.56 105 4.61 103.0 1.4
CareerMLB172153898.054550873267827141.2611028.72.71.48.340%.290.2641.274.344.041004.3597.79.4

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-
2009 WIS A 3 0 6.0 0 0 1 4 2 8 0 .265 101 6.0 3.0 0.0 12.0 62% .308 .169 1.00 2.45 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 BRV A+ 6 0 13.7 1 0 2 10 2 16 2 .249 97 6.6 1.3 1.3 10.5 61% .257 .217 0.88 3.19 1.97 0 0.00 0.0
2009 HEL Rk 13 0 21.0 1 0 8 10 1 35 2 .265 99 4.3 0.4 0.9 15.0 43% .211 .156 0.52 2.11 1.29 0 0.00 0.0
2010 BRV A+ 17 15 93.3 4 8 0 78 23 94 6 .270 85 7.5 2.2 0.6 9.1 43% .281 .237 1.08 3.34 3.47 0 0.00 0.0
2010 HUN AA 10 4 31.7 1 1 1 28 9 36 3 .258 100 7.9 2.6 0.9 10.2 44% .305 .235 1.17 3.47 3.69 0 0.00 0.0
2010 gcr Wnt 5 5 18.7 2 1 0 16 3 17 2 .000 7.7 1.4 1.0 8.2 0% .259 .000 1.02 4.42 4.81 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 .239 106 9.0 13.5 0.0 9.0 40% .400 .313 2.50 5.49 0.00 49 1.99 46.2
2011 HUN AA 22 8 61.3 5 3 5 42 14 63 7 .253 114 6.2 2.1 1.0 9.2 46% .226 .203 0.91 3.50 2.64 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NAS AAA 12 10 64.7 8 0 0 41 22 69 4 .257 108 5.7 3.1 0.6 9.6 44% .224 .192 0.97 3.61 1.11 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CAR Wnt 6 5 28.3 3 2 0 20 10 18 0 .000 6.4 3.2 0.0 5.7 0% .233 .000 1.06 2.88 2.22 0 0.00 0.0
2012 MIL MLB 23 22 127.7 9 10 0 125 36 135 12 .257 109 8.8 2.5 0.8 9.5 34% .319 .242 1.26 3.13 3.74 89 3.20 73.4
2012 NAS AAA 10 10 55.0 1 3 0 49 18 49 6 .268 95 8.0 2.9 1.0 8.0 42% .281 .255 1.22 4.44 4.42 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 11 3 22.3 1 4 0 28 6 15 8 .256 109 11.3 2.4 3.2 6.0 37% .270 .346 1.52 7.14 7.25 105 3.83 91.8
2013 BRV A+ 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 6 0 8 1 .254 90 9.0 0.0 1.5 12.0 50% .333 .254 1.00 2.74 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 NAS AAA 5 5 28.7 1 2 0 24 12 30 3 .262 87 7.5 3.8 0.9 9.4 47% .284 .243 1.26 4.09 2.20 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MIL MLB 14 10 71.7 6 5 0 46 17 76 7 .264 101 5.8 2.1 0.9 9.5 36% .224 .200 0.88 2.96 2.13 92 3.17 77.7
2014 NAS AAA 17 17 102.3 8 5 0 80 17 129 8 .263 86 7.0 1.5 0.7 11.3 46% .289 .220 0.95 2.89 2.55 73 3.03 61.4
2015 HOU MLB 10 9 62.3 2 1 0 45 21 59 10 .264 101 6.5 3.0 1.4 8.5 39% .217 .239 1.06 4.35 3.32 99 3.71 86.6
2015 MIL MLB 21 21 118.0 5 9 0 117 43 121 14 .260 101 8.9 3.3 1.1 9.2 41% .316 .270 1.36 3.87 3.89 101 4.34 101.4
2016 HOU MLB 31 30 168.7 11 8 0 187 42 134 26 .262 100 10.0 2.2 1.4 7.2 44% .313 .278 1.36 4.39 4.48 98 4.46 98.6
2017 HOU MLB 29 28 153.3 8 10 0 157 62 146 32 .260 103 9.2 3.6 1.9 8.6 43% .300 .283 1.43 5.41 5.22 109 5.82 123.8
2018 DET MLB 21 21 119.0 7 6 0 121 26 87 20 .263 102 9.2 2.0 1.5 6.6 39% .277 .265 1.24 4.70 3.48 109 4.87 108.8
2018 OAK MLB 10 9 53.0 5 2 0 45 11 52 12 .267 96 7.6 1.9 2.0 8.8 43% .246 .258 1.06 4.97 3.74 96 4.02 89.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 41 0.5610 0.3902 0.5625 0.6087 0.1111 0.6429 0.0000 0.4375
2012 2150 0.5019 0.4442 0.7927 0.6108 0.2764 0.8528 0.6588 0.2073
2013 402 0.4900 0.4353 0.8000 0.6193 0.2585 0.8361 0.7170 0.2000
2014 1114 0.5171 0.4443 0.7677 0.6042 0.2732 0.8276 0.6259 0.2323
2015 3020 0.4811 0.4745 0.7788 0.6641 0.2987 0.8456 0.6410 0.2212
2016 2766 0.4877 0.4555 0.7833 0.6264 0.2929 0.8462 0.6554 0.2167
2017 2625 0.4861 0.4556 0.7834 0.6183 0.3017 0.8606 0.6339 0.2166
2018 2668 0.5165 0.4618 0.8003 0.6386 0.2729 0.8659 0.6364 0.1997
Career147860.49580.45730.78550.63070.28670.85090.64330.2145

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
2013-06-16 2013-09-05 Minors 81 0 Right Forearm Fracture Batted Ball - -
2011-07-25 2011-08-03 Minors 9 9 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-22 2010-08-09 Minors 18 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 DET $6,000,000
2017 HOU $3,450,000
2016 HOU $524,100
2015 MIL $512,500
2014 MIL $
2013 MIL $498,000
2012 MIL $
2011 MIL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,984,600
2018Current$6,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$10,984,600
5 yrTotal$10,984,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 85 dRMG Baseball2019

Details
  • 2019
  • 1 year/$6M (2018). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/17. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Detroit 8/6/18 with $1,774,194 remaining on contract. Non-tendered by Oakland 11/30/18.
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2017). Re-signed by Houston 1/19/17 (avoided arbitration). Award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for second place in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 each for Cy Young, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, WS MVP. Non-tendered by Houston 12/1/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5241M (2016). Re-signed by Houston 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/10/11.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2009 (22-676) (Nova Southeastern U.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .253 .303 .407 .252
11 vs R (Multi) .268 .324 .472 .281
18 Split (Multi) -.014 -.021 -.065 -.029
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .272 .317 .432 .265
31 vs R (2016) .287 .336 .507 .289
38 Split (2016) -.015 -.019 -.075 -.024
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Fiers has KC ace written all over him. Lol
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
What a confusing nontender in an offseason that had several of them. (Jarrett Seidler)
2015-02-16 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Mike Fiers for an entire season ?
(Jim from St. Paul)
I'm not convinced he's more than a back-end guy. But I would've said the same about Collmenter and he did fine last year. Deception is a hard thing to peg when it comes to sustainability. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Mike Fiers can come close to duplicating his 2014 numbers? In other words, are you buying? Would you take Alex Wood over Fiers? Also, what are your thoughts on Dave Dahl and Albert Almora------ceilings and ETA? Thanks
(bob m from philly)
not really, he's ok but that was a short run. And, heck yes, Wood over Fiers. Almora maybe late 2016, solid regular. Dahl I don't know much about. (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Doug A couple things for you; Assuming good health do you see a big breakout year for G. Cole----if so what his his ceiling? Can he become a solid #1 pitcher pm a contending team? Also, Is Mike Fiers the real deal and is there any reason why he cant continue to be effective? Lastly, is Almora gonna be a good major league player?
(bob m from brookhaven pa)
I really like Cole this year, as alluded to in an earlier question. I thought that folks were expecting a bit too much on the development side with Cole at this time last year (granted his 2013 progress warranted hype), and now we're on the other end of the hype train.

I am not nearly as big on Fiers, as he has mechanical obstacles to repetition that cloud his consistency. Throwing over-the-top to good-framing catchers is hiding some of this via a low walk rate, but the concern has more to do with elevated pitches and hard-hit baseballs.

Lastly, you'll have to ping the prospect team on Almora, as I don't know enough about him at this time. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Fiers 2.0. Thoughts?
(edgardiazrocks from here today)
he's added some velocity, which makes his stuff play up (I like FA/FC/CU guys FWIW, they can be deceiving over the top) (note: I'm rushing now since I'm out of time but the queue is not empty, I'll try and quickly get to all of the rest) (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Fiers, Carrasco, or deGromm, you like those guys the rest of the way?
(LANEGS1974 from Atl)
Carrasco, he's kinda nasty (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Think Mike Fiers gets another chance in the majors. Seems to be lighting it up in AAA?
(scott from az)
It's possible, but at the moment the Brewers rotation is performing and looks crowded. I would say that he's probably the first guy up if there's an injury. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which is the real Wily Peralta? The guy with the awful whip and era numbers through mid June, or the guy who has been very serviceable since mid June? I like the numbers of late, but given the relatively young age, I don't know whether this is a guy who has finally figured things out or if he is just on a nice run and us this year's Mike Fiers? Thanks!
(OldEnglishD from Macomb Mi)
I've been high on Peralta for a while. Commanding that power sinker is challenging but he seems to be getting it harnessed. Not many guys can work as a starter with that kind of velocity and sink on the ball. I think he's very much for real, solid middle rotation arm who will eat a lot of innings and kill a lot of worms. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tony Cingrani this year's Mike Fiers - a guy who succeeds early based upon deception, despite lacking great stuff, until the league figures him out?
(Dusty Baker from Cincy)
Cingrani won't keep up his ridiculous pace, but he's a solid pitcher. Jason Parks ranked him no. 3 among Reds prospects entering the season. (Geoff Young)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Loved thr article on velocity risers. You mention creating hip-shoulder separation as a key element to doing it, and single out the possibility of delaying trunk rotation. Justin Verlander seems to do that really well. Are there specific pitchers you think could find an extra tick or two by just rotating earlier with their lower half, headed into a new season?
(Matt Trueblood from Fridley, MN)
Great question and awesome observation on Verlander. His torque is incredible, with a killer combination of upper-body load, delayed trunk rotation, and mechanical repetition.

There are a umber of pitchers who tend to rotate the hips very late, choosing to fire hips and shoulders together, though this technique places the kinetic responsibility lower on the chain. Some of the pitchers who use this "hip whip," and who would likely benefit from greater hip-shoulder separation include: Mike Fiers, Mike Minor, Matt Harrison, and Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw's strategy is more than likely tied to his hip problems, and he is the #1 pitcher that I would like to see find a more efficient method for generating torque. The problem is that he has recently found his ideal timing, after years of struggling with repetition, and making such an adjustment could set him back for a stretch while he coordinated the new mechanics. So it's hard to fault the team for not making an adjustment.

On the jukebox: Pantera, "Cemetery Gates" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which players mechanics worry you the most?
(Henry from bar)
The easy answer is Chris Sale, and it's a legitimate concern. I also worry about Tyler Skaggs, Wily Peralta, and Mike Fiers for various reasons. (Doug Thorburn)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Michael Fiers the rest of the season?
(Harvey from Lakewood)
I wouldn't expect him to continue posting a 9.0+ K/9, but I do expect him to be quite good. He's a guy I liked coming into the year-I drafted him in the reserve round of both Tout and LABR NL-and I suspect he'll be even continue being deep mixed-league worthy. Not a hard thrower, but he's got a good mix of pitches and plus command. (Derek Carty)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Between JD Martinez, Michael Fiers, and Miles Mikolas, how did Nova Southeastern not make the NCAAs in 2009?
(Dallas Comegys from DePaul)
Because they are a D-II school. Where's Kenny Patterson? Your name made me laugh, I hope that doesn't make me a douche. (Kevin Goldstein)


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