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Mike Fiers 2014 Outlook

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Anyone remember 2012?

Will get the start on Saturday against the Dodgers.

8-5 2.55 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 129/17 K/B in 102 innings.

Just saying.

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Those are some eyebrow-raising PCL stats...I don't care if it is Mike Fiers, that's worth taking a flier on

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He's been a beast at AAA this year. Definitely worth a speculative add in most formats.

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Those are some eyebrow-raising PCL stats...I don't care if it is Mike Fiers, that's worth taking a flier on

Throw in a 11.35 k/9 and 1.50 bb/9 (with a respectable .285 babip) and I think I'd completely agree with you.

2012: 127 2/3 ip, 9.52 k/9, 2.54 bb/9, .319 babip, 3.74 era/3.47 xFIP. Why not?

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I've watched him a lot and I'm not a fan.

He's 29, probably at least 6 years older than the competition he's faced. Take those stats with a grain of salt. He has a decent 4-pitch mix with good peripherals in the majors, hence why I've taken him in the past. But he's been brutal every time I've seen him. I would stay far away unless you're in the deepest of leagues.

Last note: Garza should be back before August is up and the Brewers have several off-days including at least one every week until September. With Fiers' previous experience in the bullpen I fully expect him to be skipped in the rotation at least once before the inevitable demotion.

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I've watched him a lot and I'm not a fan.

He's 29, probably at least 6 years older than the competition he's faced. Take those stats with a grain of salt. He has a decent 4-pitch mix with good peripherals in the majors, hence why I've taken him in the past. But he's been brutal every time I've seen him. I would stay far away unless you're in the deepest of leagues.

Last note: Garza should be back before August is up and the Brewers have several off-days including at least one every week until September. With Fiers' previous experience in the bullpen I fully expect him to be skipped in the rotation at least once before the inevitable demotion.

His success comes from his deceptive delivery. W/O it, the fastball is a meaty piece for MLB hitting. I watched a lot of him too. He was pretty great in his first 10 starts or so. The Change and Curve are quality pitches. His cutter is terrible though.

It appeared they figured out the deception and were sitting dead red after awhile.. He has given up 17 HRs of his 4 Seam, most of which came at the end of his 2012, and terrible 2013.

He's worth a stream for his first start. Though a risky stream against the Dodgers. on the off-chance the team is caught off guard from his Delivery for a short time. But not a guy I would hold on to or drop anything worthwhile for.

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Yeah, I remember the run he had in 2012. It was a fun ride while it lasted. But the league eventually figured him out, and it got ugly in a hurry. He's similar to John Ely in how he relies on his deception, only he's better than Ely.

Could be useful for a few streams.

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People put too much weight in minor league stats. I remember what he did in the majors..No thanks..

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People put too much weight in minor league stats. I remember what he did in the majors..No thanks..

Things can change and people can learn and improve. What he did in the PCL is impressive. That being said, he is only a streamer at this point unless he can string a few nice starts together.

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Again, it's not that impressive considering his age.

Wada is older, had pretty good stats at AAA in the PCL and is doing just fine so far. I'm not saying he is the savior for the fantasy playoffs, but I'm saying take a chance and stream him and I think he can put up solid stats.

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Thought I saw a thread but didn't see it in the directory.

He's not supposed to be legit despite the stellar minors numbers this year. Almost 30 too.

But looks great (in the box score) through three innings so far.

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Been watching the game but not really paying attention to Fiers. I have zero interest in him as a fantasy asset. With his Fastball he's way too prone to ratio crippling blowups for my liking.

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People put too much weight in minor league stats. I remember what he did in the majors..No thanks..

Looks like you called that one.

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People put too much weight in minor league stats. I remember what he did in the majors..No thanks..

Looks like you called that one.

it is 1 outing really you get happy over 1 start lol have fun. I remember what he did the las time he was in the majors no thanks.

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People put too much weight in minor league stats. I remember what he did in the majors..No thanks..

Looks like you called that one.

it is 1 outing really you get happy over 1 start lol have fun. I remember what he did the las time he was in the majors no thanks.

1 outing tonight and 102 innings of dominance in the PCL. Tonight's start shouldn't have been surprising. But you remember what he did in 22 innings last year and base your opinion off that...fair enough I guess.

I don't think the league ever "figured him out" at the end of 2012. That doesn't just happen all at once. He just lost his command of the strike zone and got hammered because that's what happens when you throw a 91 FB and miss your spots. This year his command has been elite.

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Been watching the game but not really paying attention to Fiers. I have zero interest in him as a fantasy asset. With his Fastball he's way too prone to ratio crippling blowups for my liking.

8 of his 9 Whiffs tonight were off his 90 MPH fastball.

The Deception was working in full effect tonight. But, yeah its still a risky play. Not knowing when the other shoe drops and they get a read off his deception, or his command comes down. I'll bank off history and ride if for a few more starts.

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Anyone know if this was just a spot start and he'll be sent down in the coming days? Or is he up for good with a spot in the rotation? Don't really follow the Brewers too closely.

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Fiers was a beast for July and August of 2012 if I remember correctly. He got off to a brutal start in 2013 but he has the refinement to be partially successful in MLB. He won't hurt himself with walks, so thats a huge positive. I believe he makes a few very solid starts down the stretch if given the chance, although I wouldn't be surprised if he gets tagged once or twice by a good offense. Long term, probably not a guy I'd bet on.

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