|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||105.00||5.00||8.00||0.00||4.11||1.32||86.00||29.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 16.1||0||0|| 1.10||0||4||15|
|vs RHB|| 18.2||0||0|| 1.93||0||3||22|
|08/26/2014||Christian Yelich, LF MIA|
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Chris Johnson, 3B ATL
|08/26/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
Marlon Byrd, RF PHI
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Matt Garza, SP MIL
Christian Yelich, LF MIA
|08/26/2014||Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Alex Wood, SP ATL
|Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
David Wright, 3B NYM
|Last 10 Games|
|Mike Fiers strikes out seven in win vs. Pirates |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/24/14) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers earned a win Sunday, allowing two earned runs on two hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out seven in his team's 4-3 victory over the Pirates.
Fiers (4-1) gave up a two-run home run in the second inning but buckled down and let just one more runner reach base over the remainder of his outing. He's been on fire since joining the rotation, going 4-0 and allowing four earned runs in 28 innings over four starts. Fiers owns a 1.54 ERA, 0.66 WHIP and 37:7 K:BB ratio in 35 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants Saturday.
|Mike Fiers is the greatest |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/20/14) Amazing or terrible -- that's all we've known Mike Fiers to be during his frequently interrupted big-league career. He tallied another in the amazing column Tuesday against the Blue Jays, allowing one run on two hits in seven crisp innings.
You know that when he's on, he throws strikes and eats innings, and you know all about his 14 strikeouts against the Cubs last time out. But you may not know that in three starts since returning from the minors, he's allowed just eight hits in 21 innings.
He's dominated in every facet, just like he did over 17 starts at Triple-A Nashville, where in one of the most hitter-friendly leagues in all the minors, he compiled a 2.55 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
He's already explained away his past failures by saying he's learned to attack hitters since then, and as dominant as he's been, especially in light of his history, you really don't have much reason to doubt him. And few Fantasy owners do. His ownership rate is now at 75 percent, up from 7 percent two weeks ago.
At some point in the next couple weeks, the Brewers will welcome Matt Garza back to the starting rotation, but I'm assuming, as long as the terrible version doesn't show up between now and then, Fiers will retain his spot even if it means bumping Jimmy Nelson to the bullpen.
|Mike Fiers turns in another strong start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/19/14) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers turned in another quality outing Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Fiers allowed one run on two hits over seven innings. He struck out six and issued one walk during the outing. The Blue Jays were able to scratch across their only run in the second inning. Fiers gave up a single and double to the first two batters he faced during the inning. The leadoff man came around to score on a groundout. That was the only damage done against Fiers for the rest of the game. He tossed five perfect innings before being pulled after the seventh.
With the win, Fiers improved to 3-1. He'll take on the Pirates in his next start.
|Mike Fiers makes a convincing case |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/14/14) Remember the Mike Fiers who carried your Fantasy team for weeks on end in the summer of 2012? He's baaa-aaack.
He hinted at it in his first start Saturday with eight strong innings against the Dodgers but couldn't have confirmed it any louder than he did Thursday at the Cubs, striking out 14 over six shutout innings.
I have to say, for as hard as he fell, compiling a 7.98 ERA in his final 13 major-league starts before these two, I thought he'd need more than just two starts to convince me. But 14 strikeouts from a pitcher we've seen do it before (not quite that many, but one who's pitched well in general) says a lot.
And just like with his initial run of success, it's hard to figure out exactly where it came from. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about it Wednesday, quoting him as saying he's just more confident now and attacks the strike zone more, which is less concrete than I'm comfortable with, but I know it's made the difference for other pitchers in the past. Starts like this one make it easy to take his word for it.
The best news is that even after that strong first start, he's still only 19 percent owned. Particularly if his relief pitcher eligibility matters in your format, that needs to change.
|Mike Fiers on fire in dominating Cubs |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/14/14) Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers provided encouragement with his win Saturday. But that was small potatoes compared to what he achieved Thursday on the road against the Cubs.
Fiers not only blanked the NL Central rival for six innings, but he struck out 14 in the process after fanning just five in eight innings in his last start. He struck out the side in the second, fifth and sixth innings while surrendering three hits and walking just one.
He will seek to maintain his momentum Wednesday against Toronto.
|After he went out with a whimper in 2013, Mike Fiers' career is shaping up to be a cautionary tale of the dangers of sample size. In his first 12 starts (and one relief appearance) following a midseason callup in 2012, he looked like the best thing the Brewers farm system had ever developed, compiling a 1.80 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. In his final 10 starts to close out the season, he looked as out of place as a Big Mac in the Sausage Race, compiling a 6.99 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. So guess which version showed up in 2013? Despite a miserable spring training, Fiers backed into a rotation spot, which he promptly lost, causing him to bounce between the majors and the minors and the rotation and the bullpen before eventually breaking his forearm in mid-June. Though he did OK in five starts at Triple-A Nashville, posting a low ERA with a not-so-low walk rate, his chances of getting back to where he was seem pretty slim at age 28. Unless fringy long relievers are your thing, you can safely avoid Fiers on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/27/14||@ SD||9:10 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|8/29/14||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|8/30/14||@ SF||9:05 pm||Jake Peavy|
|8/31/14||@ SF||4:05 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|9/1/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jacob Turner|
|9/2/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Jake Arrieta|
|9/3/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
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