Mike Fiers
SP HOU
8 hours ago

Fiers (5-2) held the A's to a single run on three hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings in Wednesday's 5-1 victory.

EDGE Analysis

One of the most volatile starting pitchers in recent memory, Fiers has looked the part of a stud at some points and a scrub at others throughout his career, but he's on the upswing right now. The veteran righty has given up two or fewer runs in five straight starts, and he owns a 29:11 K:BB over 31.1 innings in that span. That should be enough to get fantasy owners interested, especially with a rematch against this same tepid A's offense on tap next week.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
5 days ago

Fiers (4-2) gave up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings but came away with a no-decision in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He's now produced quality starts in three of his last four outings, posting a 1.78 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 24:8 K:BB in 25.1 innings over that stretch. Fiers very nearly lost his spot in the rotation earlier in the season, but he's going to be very hard to dislodge given his current form even after the Astros' staff gets healthier. The right-hander will next take the mound Thursday in Oakland.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Fiers (4-2) was charged with one unearned run on two hits and two walks over 7.1 innings against the Angels on Saturday. He struck out eight batters.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers has been on an impressive run since his very brief demotion from the rotation late last month, allowing a total of four runs in his last three starts, all victories for the right-hander. He has posted a 20:6 K:BB over that stretch, and with Dallas Keuchel (neck) back on the DL, there's a clear window of opportunity for Fiers to reestablish himself.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Fiers (3-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four over five innings in Monday's 7-3 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers, who had a 5.41 ERA and given up 18 home runs over 46.2 innings 11 days ago, had been set to depart the starting rotation but was granted a reprieve when fellow starters Charlie Morton (latissimus) and Joe Musgrove (shoulder) landed on the disabled list. Since then, Fiers has won two straight starts and not given up a long ball. With the Astros' offense, the right-hander doesn't need to be special to pick up a "W." He'll next take the bump Saturday at home against the Angels.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
3 weeks ago

Fiers (2-2) tossed six effective innings in Minnesota on Tuesday, allowing just two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eight in a 7-2 win.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the first time all season that we've seen an emergence of the stingy, bat-missing Fiers who's shown up at times over the years. Perhaps the motivation of losing and regaining his rotation spot was just what he needed to turn the corner -- or perhaps this outing was just a piece of statistical noise against an already poor offense that was missing Miguel Sano from the lineup. His strikeout ability makes him ownable in deeper formats, but there's no reason for fantasy owners to get their hopes too high.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 weeks ago

Fiers will rejoin the rotation and start Tuesday against the Twins, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros announced earlier in the weekend that Fiers would serve in a relief role moving forward after Brad Peacock impressed in his spot start May 22 against the Tigers, but there will be room in the rotation for both pitchers after Charlie Morton (lat) was surprisingly placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. Even with injuries to Morton and Collin McHugh (elbow) thinning the Astros' starting pitching depth, Fiers won't be guaranteed to stick around in a rotation role even if Morton is forced to miss more than the minimum amount of time. Fiers has been dreadful in his nine starts this season, submitting a 5.21 ERA and serving up a whopping 18 home runs in 46.2 innings.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 weeks ago

Fiers will assume a role out of the bullpen starting Monday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brad Peacock will move into the rotation in place of Fiers, who has struggled mightily this season. Fiers has allowed a whopping 18 home runs in just 46.2 innings and owns a 5.21 ERA. He figures to be a long relief option should any of the Astros starters have a short outing.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 weeks ago

Fiers allowed four runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out two over 4.2 innings in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers gave up some loud contact, including four extra-base hits and his MLB-most 18th home run. The Astros fought back from a 3-0 hole when they scored five times in the fourth, but Fiers failed to throw a shutdown inning in the top of the fifth and was pulled before he could qualify for the win. He's maintained a spot in the rotation largely because the Astros lacked an alternative. But after Brad Peacock pitched 4.1 dominant innings as a fill-in for Dallas Keuchel (neck) earlier this week, it looks like an alternative is emerging. As of now, Fiers is on the docket to pitch Tuesday on the road against the Twins.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers (1-2) allowed two runs, one of which was earned, on six hits and one walk while striking out three to take the loss Saturday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers had an excellent outing, but the Astros offense was unable to produce a single run in a tough-luck loss. This was the first time he's allowed fewer than two earned runs on outing since his first start of the year, but his 5.14 ERA makes him a weak fantasy option. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Tigers.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers allowed four earned runs on four hits and two walks in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday. He struck out seven and received a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers has been susceptible to the longball all season long, and half of the hits he surrendered in this one traveled over the fence. His major-league-leading total home runs allowed now sits at 16 through 36 innings pitched, while he carries a 5.75 ERA. Given these numbers (not to mention his sky-high 8.17 FIP), he's not much more than a streaming option at this point; even then, there are probably more compelling options available.