Mike Fiers, Starting Pitcher, Houston Astros, #54
Date of Birth: 6/15/1985
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida
College: Nova Southeastern University
Current Salary: $3,450,00
Mike Fiers, starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009. He pitched in the Brewers' minor league system from 2009 through part of 2011, joining the Brewers for two games in 2011.
In 2012, Fiers pitched in 23 games with the Brewers. He finished the season with a 3.74 ERA and a 9-10 record in 127.2 innings. He split his time in 2013 and 2014 between the Brewers and the minor leagues. In 2013, he pitched 22.1 innings in 11 games with Milwaukee and in 2014, he pitched 71.2 innings in 14 games.
As a minor leaguer, Fiers played in 131 games from 2009 through 2014. He had a 2.92 ERA with a 35-26 record and 582 strikeouts to 137 walks in 536.2 innings.
Fiers was traded to the Astros on July 30, 2015. He pitched a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 21st. In nine innings, he had 10 strikeouts and 3 walks. He finished the 2015 season with a 7-10 record, 180 strikeouts to 64 walks, and a 3.69 ERA in 21 games with the Brewers and 10 games with the Astros. He pitched one inning in the postseason and he gave up one hit and one run.
In 2016, Fiers had a 4.48 ERA in 31 games with the Astros. He finished the season with 11 wins to 8 losses and 134 strikeouts to 42 walks in 168.2 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Fiers through 2016 include:
- 112 games played
- 572.2 innings pitched
- 34-37 win-loss record
- 542 strikeouts to 168 walks
- 3.87 ERA