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Josh Fields
Birthdate: 8/19/1985 (31 y, 7 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/180     Position: P
Drafted: 2012 Rule 5 Draft - Round: , Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Houston Astros
Contract: $1M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Fields has seen his velocity dip to the 91-92 mph range after averaging 94.7 mph last season, the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough reports. (3/14/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Fields has closer potential but is missing the opportunity for saves after the Dodgers resigned Kenley Jansen. His 30% strikeout rate has been the 19th-best over the past three seasons (minimum 100 innings pitched), and his FIP is the 8th-lowest in that span. All the praise dies down once his 4.17 ERA gets noticed, however. His 1.75 ERA-FIP is the highest among the same group of pitchers. There is no exact cause for the huge difference, but a few flaws are possible. First, he really struggles against lefties, as he allowed a 4.53 FIP to them versus a 2.97 mark against righties. Another issue is his constantly high batting average on balls in play (.324 for career). His fly-ball nature should lead to more easy outs, but that has not been the case with him. A little regression on his .390 BABIP in 2016 should help his value. Finally, his ERA went under 3.00 with the Dodgers when they had him drop every pitch but his cutter and curveball. He could probably move up higher in the Dodger’s bullpen depth chart with an ERA that decent. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Fields can throw like a closer, but he is blocked by Kenley Jansen.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2009Mariners (AA)31000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Javelinas (R)9000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Mariners (AA)21000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Mariners (AA)20000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Red Sox (AA)9000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Mariners (AAA)9000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Red Sox (AA)32000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Red Sox (AAA)10000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Astros (A)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Astros (AA)5000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Astros42001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2014Astros (AAA)3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2014Astros54000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2015Astros (AA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2015Astros (AAA)5000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2015Astros54000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2015Astros2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2016Astros (AAA)23000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2016Dodgers (AAA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
20162 Teams37100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
    2016Astros15000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
    2016Dodgers22100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
2016Dodgers4000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
Total- - -187101000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
Postseason- - -6000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2009Mariners (AA)31000000000000000000.000
2010Javelinas (R)9000000000000000000.000
2010Mariners (AA)21000000000000000000.000
2011Mariners (AA)20000000000000000000.000
2011Red Sox (AA)9000000000000000000.000
2011Mariners (AAA)9000000000000000000.000
2012Red Sox (AA)32000000000000000000.000
2012Red Sox (AAA)10000000000000000000.000
2013Astros (A)2000000000000000000.000
2013Astros (AA)5000000000000000000.000
2013Astros42000000010000000000.000
2014Astros (AAA)3000000000000000000.000
2014Astros54000000000000000000.000
2015Astros (AA)2000000000000000000.000
2015Astros (AAA)5000000000000000000.000
2015Astros54000000000000000000.000
2015Astros2000000000000000000.000
2016Astros (AAA)23000000000000000000.000
2016Dodgers (AAA)2000000000000000000.000
20162 Teams37110000000001000000.000
    2016Astros15000000000000000000.000
    2016Dodgers22110000000001000000.000
2016Dodgers4000000000000000000.000
Total- - -187110000010001000000.000
Postseason- - -6000000000000000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009Mariners (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Javelinas (R)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Mariners (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Mariners (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Red Sox (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Mariners (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2012Red Sox (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2012Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Astros (A)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Astros (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Astros0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297     .314 
2014Astros (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2014Astros0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Astros (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Astros (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Astros0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Astros0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Astros (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2016Dodgers (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
20162 Teams0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
    2016Astros0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
    2016Dodgers0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
2016Dodgers0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
Total- - -0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
Postseason- - -0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2013Astros0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2014Astros0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2015Astros0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2015Astros0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
20162 Teams0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
    2016Astros0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
    2016Dodgers0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2016Dodgers0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Total- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2013Astros0000000000
2014Astros0000000000
2015Astros0000000000
2015Astros0000000000
20162 Teams0000000134
    2016Astros0000000000
    2016Dodgers0000000134
2016Dodgers0000000000
Total- - -0000000134
Postseason- - -0000000000

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2013Astros       0  
2014Astros       0  
2015Astros       0  
2015Astros          
20162 Teams-0.04-0.040.00-0.34-0.041.38 0-0.030.00
    2016Astros          
    2016Dodgers-0.04-0.040.00-0.34-0.041.38 0-0.030.00
2016Dodgers       0  
Total- - --0.04-0.040.00-0.34-0.041.38 0-0.030.00
Postseason- - -       0  

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2013Astros        
2014Astros        
2015Astros        
20162 Teams100.0% (96.0)       
    2016Astros        
    2016Dodgers100.0% (96.0)       
Total- - -100.0% (96.0)       

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2013Astros              
2014Astros              
2015Astros              
20162 Teams75.0 %25.0 %            
    2016Astros              
    2016Dodgers75.0 %25.0 %            
Total- - -75.0 %25.0 %            

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2013Astros             
2014Astros             
2015Astros             
20162 Teams95.596.6           
    2016Astros             
    2016Dodgers95.596.6           
Total- - -95.596.6           

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2013Astros              
2014Astros              
2015Astros              
20162 Teams-0.3      -6.76      
    2016Astros              
    2016Dodgers-0.3      -6.76      
Total- - --0.3      -6.76      

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2013Astros             
2014Astros             
2015Astros             
20162 Teams-0.20.0           
    2016Astros             
    2016Dodgers-0.20.0           
Total- - --0.20.0           

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2013Astros             
2014Astros             
2015Astros             
20162 Teams-7.63-4.14           
    2016Astros             
    2016Dodgers-7.63-4.14           
Total- - --7.63-4.14           

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2013Astros         
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Astros         
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Astros         
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
20162 Teams50.0 % 50.0 %0.0 % 0.0 % 100.0 %50.0 %
    2016Astros         
    2016Dodgers50.0 % 50.0 %0.0 % 0.0 % 100.0 %50.0 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -50.0 % 50.0 %0.0 % 0.0 % 100.0 %50.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2013Astros        
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Astros        
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Astros        
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
20162 Teams50.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %16.7
    2016Astros        
    2016Dodgers50.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %16.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -50.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %16.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2013AstrosP41038.0310000000 2   1.000 
2014AstrosP54054.2200000000 7   1.000 
2015AstrosP54050.2140000000 3   1.000 
20162 TeamsP37035.0510002002 2   1.000 
    2016AstrosP15015.2200001001 0   1.000 
    2016DodgersP22019.1310001001 2   1.000 
Total- - -P1860178.11160002002 14   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2013AstrosP38.00  000              
2014AstrosP54.2-1  0-1-3              
2015AstrosP50.20  0-1-1              
20162 TeamsP35.00  0-1-1              
    2016AstrosP15.20  0-1-1              
    2016DodgersP19.10  000              
Total- - -P178.1-1  0-3-5              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2013AstrosP38.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
2014AstrosP54.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)
2015AstrosP50.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
20162 TeamsP35.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
    2016DodgersP19.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -P178.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (6)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2013Astros0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2014Astros0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2015Astros0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
20162 Teams-0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1) 
    2016Astros0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
    2016Dodgers-0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1) 
Total- - --0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1) 

  • $1m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Dodgers on 1/13/2017 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2017: $1M
    • Originally Reported By: Ken Gurnick
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.9m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros on 1/15/2016 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2016: $0.9M
    • Originally Reported By: Evan Drellich
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros on 3/1/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Scott Boras
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Submitted by Dustin Nosler
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros on 3/1/2013 (League Minimum)
    • 2013: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Scott Boras
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2012 Rule 5 Draft - Round: , Pick: 1, Overall: 1
    • Team: Houston Astros
  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 20, Overall: 20
    • Team: Seattle Mariners
    • School: Georgia
  • 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 5, Overall: 69
    • Team: Atlanta Braves
    • School: U Georgia
  • 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 18, Overall: 18
    • Team: Chicago White Sox
    • School: Oklahoma St U (OK)