|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 Toronto|| 7.0||1||0|| 1.29||0||1||6|
|vs LHB|| 13.2||0||0|| 1.32||0||3||11|
|vs RHB|| 14.1||0||0|| 1.26||0||3||19|
|08/20/2014||Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Aaron Hill, 2B ARI
|Chase Anderson, SP ARI|
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|08/19/2014||Jesse Hahn, SP SD|
Everth Cabrera, SS SD
Ruben Tejada, SS NYM
Neil Ramirez, RP CHC
|Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Mike Fiers, RP MIL
Ryan Zimmerman, LF WAS
Seth Smith, LF SD
|08/19/2014||Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Joc Pederson, LF LAD
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Dylan Bundy, SP BAL
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
|Derek Norris, C OAK|
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
George Springer, RF HOU
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|Mike Fiers an interesting case |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/13/14) With an average fastball at best and no pedigree to speak of, Mike Fiers wasn't supposed to do what he did in his first 13 appearances (including 12 starts) in 2012, compiling a 1.80 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. Sure, he dominated in the minor leagues the year before, but any pitcher with his control could do that. The major leagues are a different animal.
So when he posted a 6.99 ERA over his final 10 starts that year, it seemed like a fitting end. And when he allowed 15 earned runs on 21 hits over 10 2/3 innings in his only three starts the following year, that pretty much confirmed it: He was a Quadruple-A pitcher.
But then after doing what Quadruple-A pitchers do, dominating Triple-A with a 2.55 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 17 starts, Fiers got a chance to fill in for an injured Matt Garza Saturday and allowed one run on three hits in eight innings against the Dodgers. It was his first decent start in two years, and it was way more than just decent.
So what does it all mean? We've seen Fiers be awesome, and we've seen him be terrible, with almost nothing in between. The reminder of how good he can be is probably incentive enough to add him in Head-to-Head points leagues, where his relief pitcher eligibility only boosts his value, but I don't trust him enough to start him yet.
|Mike Fiers tosses eight one-run innings vs. Dodgers |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/9/14) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers earned a win Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on three hits and one walk in eight innings and striking out five in his team's 4-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Fiers (1-1) enjoyed a successful return to the majors after tossing four relief appearances earlier this year. His only damage came on a fourth-inning home run that didn't take away his lead. Fiers owns a 1.80 ERA and 10:4 K:BB ratio in 15 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cubs Thursday.
|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|
|8/22/14||PIT||8:10 pm||Jeff Locke|
|8/23/14||PIT||7:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|8/24/14||PIT||2:10 pm||Vance Worley|
|8/25/14||@ SD||10:10 pm||Eric Stults|
|8/26/14||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
|8/27/14||@ SD||9:10 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|8/29/14||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
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