Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers is eligible to play after serving his five-game suspension, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers was available for Wednesday's contest but ultimately wasn't used. He's expected to serve as a mop-up man out of the Astros' bullpen down the stretch, though he'll remain an option to start should an opportunity arise. He's posted an unremarkable 5.22 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 153.1 innings this season.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers was suspended five games and fined for throwing a pitch in the head area of Luis Valbuena on Wednesday, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers will not appeal this decision, and is beginning his suspension immediately, starting Thursday. The right-hander had a dreadful outing against the Angels, giving up eight runs on 10 hits and a walk in 3.2 innings during Houston's defeat. Upon the conclusion of his suspension, Fiers will likely return to the bullpen.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers allowed eight runs on 10 hits and a walk over 3.2 innings in Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

While some leeway should be allowed for Fiers, who was a late fill-in for scheduled Lance McCullers (arm fatigue), there's no forgiving 10 hits allowed to 22 batters faced. McCullers is lined up to start next Tuesday against the White Sox, though we can't be sure he'll be ready by then. If not, Fiers would be a candidate for another start.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers will start Wednesday's game against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros banished Fiers to the bullpen earlier this month in the wake of the acquisition of Justin Verlander and Lance McCullers' activation from the disabled list, but after making one appearance in relief, the right-hander will rejoin the rotation temporarily. McCullers was initially scheduled to start Wednesday, but was scratched a day in advance due to what manager A.J. Hinch described as arm fatigue. Since it's not expected that McCullers will miss further starts because of the issue, Fiers will presumably head back to the bullpen after Wednesday's outing, Considering that Fiers posted an 8.03 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in his previous seven starts, it might be difficult to stream him with much confidence in AL-only or deeper mixed formats.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Manager A.J. Hinch said Mike Fiers has been moved to the Astros' bullpen, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Justin Verlander and Lance McCullers (back) set to enter the rotation to start Tuesday and Wednesday, the Astros no longer need Fiers in their rotation, so he'll finish out the season in a long relief role. After an impressive June and July, Fiers struggled through his next seven starts, compiling a 8.03 ERA and 27:19 K:BB in 37 innings. He could see a spot start in September should an opportunity arise.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out just a single batter through 4.1 innings during Sunday's win over the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

After surrendering eight runs through just four innings in his previous outing, this was another disappointing outing from Fiers. The 32-year-old righty posted a 7.44 ERA and 1.59 WHIP through six August outings, so until he turns it around on the mound, he's a risky fantasy start. There's also no guarantee that he's capable of righting the ship, and the acquisition of Justin Verlander could eventually push Fiers out of the rotation entirely. Fiers projects to face the Athletics at Oakland Coliseum in his next start.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers is expected to join Houston's bullpen as the team incorporates Justin Verlander and Lance McCullers (back) to the starting rotation, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers and Brad Peacock, current members of the Astros' starting rotation, will eventually clear out to make room for Verlander and McCullers, both of whom are expected to pitch in the Seattle series next week. However, with doubleheaders scheduled for Saturday and Sept. 9, they will need at least one extra starter over the course of the week. That starter will likely be Fiers as Peacock has an established record as an effective reliever and immediately makes Houston's bullpen more effective as a multi-inning performer.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers (8-9) was crushed for eight runs on eight hits and three walks over just four innings in Tuesday's 12-2 loss to Texas.

EDGE Analysis

On the heels of a pair of promising outings in high-degree-of-difficulty settings, Fiers had the wheels come off yet again in this one. Even with those two good games, he's been blown up for five-plus runs in four of his last six starts, a stretch in which Fiers owns a 7.44 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 26:16 K:BB over 32.2 innings. If there's one saving grace for his fantasy owners, it's that Fiers lines up to face the rebuilding Mets on Sunday.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers (8-8) held the Nationals to one run on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts over seven innings to even his record with a win Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers gave up the game's first run in the third inning, but eventually came out on top in what ended as a decisive 6-1 victory. While his 4.17 ERA leaves much to be desired, Fiers has contributed in the strikeout department with an 8.79 K/9 and is always in contention for wins with the top-ranked Houston offense backing him. He'll look to build on this result Tuesday against the Rangers.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers (7-8) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven batters during Thursday's loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers has now allowed 23 runs through 25.2 innings over his past five starts to balloon his ratios up to a 4.32 ERA and 1.34 WHIP for the campaign. Fiers still owns an 8.8 K/9 and pitching for a contender should help him remain relevant in the wins column down the stretch. However, considering his current form, he's definitely difficult to rely on start in, start out in the majority of fantasy settings. Fiers lines up to face the Nationals at Minute Maid Park in his next start.