Josh Fields
RP LAD
2 months ago

Fields struck out a batter over a clean inning to earn the save in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers rested their key arms in preparation for the playoffs, affording Fields the opportunity to pick up his second save of the year. The 31-year-old turned in his finest season to date, posting a 2.84 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 57 appearances.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
3 months ago

Fields (back) was activated from the disabled list ahead of Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Fields is set to rejoin the Dodgers after a minimal 10-day stay on the shelf. Now that he's back with the big club, expect Fields to return to his role as one of the top setup men to closer Kenley Jansen. He owns a 2.68 ERA and 49:14 K:BB through 47 innings out of the big-league bullpen this season.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
3 months ago

The Dodgers placed Fields on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a back strain, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fields' injury is considered minor, with manager Dave Roberts telling J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News that he expects the reliever to come off the DL when first eligible Sept. 3. Since returning from Triple-A Oklahoma City in early July, Fields has emerged as one of the top setup men to closer Kenley Jansen, registering a 2.25 ERA and nine holds over his last 20 appearances.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
3 months ago

Fields tossed two scoreless innings while striking out one and converting his eighth hold in Wednesday's victory over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old continues to roll since returning to the majors at the beginning of July, posting a 1.88 ERA and 8.2 K/9 in 13 appearances. He has also tallied two wins and five of his eight holds during that stretch, putting him back in the conversation in leagues that value holds. While the numbers that count look nice on paper, we would be doing a disservice by not pointing out Field's 4.17 FIP, which is well over a run higher than his current 2.61 ERA, hinting at a likely regression at some point down the stretch.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
4 months ago

Fields fired a perfect inning while striking out two in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

A rough stretch in June led to a demotion to the minors for the veteran reliever, but he has looked better since rejoining the bigs, giving up just one run while striking out seven over 5.2 innings. The Dodgers have plenty of right-handed options in the bullpen and they generally are not involved in tight games, which limits Fields' fantasy value in holds leagues.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
5 months ago

Fields was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fields allowed just one hit in three scoreless appearances for Oklahoma City before being summoned back to the big club. The 31-year-old owns a respectable 3.00 ERA and 32:8 K:BB through 27 innings with the Dodgers this season. Mike Freeman was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
5 months ago

Fields was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fields has a fine 3.00 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season, but he has been atrocious in June. He has three blown saves and has allowed seven runs in just 5.2 innings this month, including a whopping five home runs. Hitters figured him out, and now he's out to make room for the return of Sergio Romo to the Dodgers bullpen.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
5 months ago

Fields surrendered three runs on two hits and two walks and retired just two batters in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Fields emerged as one of manager Dave Roberts' top setup arms after delivering a 0.84 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 21.1 innings over the first two months of the season, but he's been a disaster since the calendar flipped to June. In five appearances on the month, he's given up four runs -- all via the long ball -- in only five innings. Roberts may have Fields work out the kinks in middle relief in his subsequent appearances before the right-hander is trusted in high-leverage spots again.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
6 months ago

Fields gave up two solo home runs over two-thirds of an inning Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

This was easily the 31-year-old's worst outing of the season, as it was the first time he gave up more than one earned run in 23 appearances. Fields still owns a 1.57 ERA on the year, but his 3.20 FIP -- due to an inflated 94.4 percent strand rate -- indicates a regression could be coming in the near future.

Josh Fields
RP LAD
6 months ago

Fields fired a pair of scoreless innings while recording two strikeouts in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old has gotten off the best start of his career in 2017, posting a 0.55 ERA through 16.1 innings. A big part of veteran's success has been a career-best 7.0 K/BB ratio. His 92.3 percent strand rate seems unsustainable, but nothing else in his peripherals points to a big regression (1.18 FIP). Sergio Romo has struggled this season and Pedro Baez has been pitching above his head (5.11 FIP), so Fields could find himself becoming the Dodgers' top right-handed setup man if he keeps this up.