Doug Fister P HOU 2 days ago

Fister threw six innings Sunday against the Angels, but he didn't factor into the decision. He allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks while fanning six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fister has registered quality starts in seven of the past eight games, and even though he walked four - his highest total since April 25 - he kept the team in the game. The six strikeouts tied a season-high mark for him, and he will look to keep it going in his next start against Oakland next Friday.

Doug Fister P HOU 7 days ago

Fister allowed two runs on three walks and three hits with three strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against Baltimore.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fister had a streak of six consecutive quality starts snapped, but even in that relatively strong streak, he had a poor 19:13 K:BB in 38.1 innings and allowed four home runs. He has struck out more than five batters just once this year. Give up that much contact and home runs are inevitable, and he allowed two more Tuesday night to give him eight allowed in nine starts this season, the main driver behind his mediocre 4.12 ERA.

Doug Fister P HOU 2 weeks ago

Fister (4-3) picked up a road win over the White Sox on Wednesday, tossing 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and a walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fister's ratios and horrendous strikeout rate don't earn him a lot of love in fantasy, but owners in leagues that count quality starts have now gotten six in a row out of the veteran righty. Unfortunately, a 27:15 K:BB in 49 innings isn't getting the job done, and his peripherals point to a distinct possibility that his 4.22 ERA will actually get higher, not lower.

Doug Fister P HOU 3 weeks ago

Fister gave up two runs in seven innings, but did not factor in the decision against the Indians on Wednesday. He allowed six hits while striking out three and did not issue a walk for the second time this season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fister gave the Astros his fifth consecutive quality start in a season-high seven innings. He recorded 14 ground ball outs and needed only 89 pitches. In 20 innings through three May starts, he's allowed six earned runs and 16 hits. "It's where I want to be right now, but obviously still some things I want to clean up," Fister said.

Doug Fister P HOU 4 weeks ago

Fister (3-3) allowed three runs on three hits while striking out three and walking two in the 5-3 victory over the Mariners on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He allowed just three base runners and no runs through the first six innings, but Fister hit a batter and then allowed a double and walk after retiring the first hitter of the seventh. Reliever Pat Neshek was able to record the second out of the frame, but Ketel Marte hit a bases-clearing double with two outs in the next at-bat. All three runs were charged to Fister, which ruined, what was otherwise, a very nice night. Even still, he's allowed just four runs over his last two outings, both victories. Fister's next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Indians.

Doug Fister P HOU 1 month ago

Fister (2-3) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 6.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against Oakland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fister out-dueled A's starter Rich Hill and didn't allow a home run during a game for the first time this season. The 32-year-old right-hander lines up to face Seattle on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Doug Fister P HOU 1 month ago

Fister (1-3) allowed just four hits over six innings but walked seven and allowed three runs in a loss Monday against Seattle.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fister is still struggling to miss bats, as he drew just seven swinging strikes in 113 pitches and struck out just two batters. He now has 11 strikeouts in four starts and an equal number of walks. Unless Fister can figure out a way to make hitters swing and miss, he's going to have a hard time improving on his 5.56 ERA.

Doug Fister P HOU 1 month ago

Fister (1-2) held the Rangers to two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings Wednesday, but was stuck with a 2-1 loss. He struck out just one batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a surprising six-strikeout opener, we've seen Fister balance things out over his last two starts -- three strikeouts in 11.2 innings. He's also allowed a homer in each of his three outings, and that combination of failing to miss bats and allowing long balls is an awfully dangerous one. You should be able to do better in most fantasy formats.

Doug Fister P HOU 2 months ago

Fister (1-1) took the loss Thursday, allowing six runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings of work. He logged two strikeouts and allowed no walks through 85 pitches.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fister settled down after allowing a first inning home run to Mike Moustakas, cruising through the next four innings before hitting a snare in the sixth. He got into trouble by allowing speedsters Paolo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain reach base in the top of the sixth and proceeded to allow three straight doubles. In all, Fister has looked pedestrian through his first two starts, failing to get out of the sixth inning in each outing. His ERA ballooned to 7.59 after Thursday's meltdown, and he'll look to get back on track in his next start Wednesday against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

Doug Fister P HOU 2 months ago

Fister (1-0) threw five innings in Saturday's win over the Brewers, allowing three runs, five hits and two walks while striking out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The right-hander took advantage of a weak Brewers lineup in his Astros debut. Not known for his ability to strikeout hitters, Fister has been surprisingly good at fanning batters since spring, when he racked up 16 K's in 16 innings of Grapefruit League action. Expecting this rate of strikeouts to continue is not realistic, but if the 32-year-old can find a way to get hitters out, he can certainly have some fantasy value pitching for one of the best-hitting teams in baseball.