Saturday, February 01, 2014

2014 Quick Hits: Doug Fister, Washington Nationals

posted by Jon Williams

I think Fister has been underrated the last few years. He did seem to come out of nowhere and excelled with the Detroit Tigers under less than ideal circumstances for a control pitcher. Pitching in front of a defense that at its best did very little to assist the pitching staff, Fister excelled. But he can be even better. His strikeout numbers are no great shakes but the move to the National League should provide a small boost.

Pitching in the National League in front of a far superior defensive team, Fister should see his WHIP drop like a rock. If you still have your doubts about Fister consider this: Of starters with at least 75 innings pitched, Fister's 2.04 ERA is the lowest of any active starter against National League teams according to the Washington Post. I think He's a top 25 starter this season, easy.


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1 Comments:

OpenID steve b said...

I am a tiger fan.The times fister got in trouble in games was because he couldn't put the ball exactly where he wanted to.He has no fastball so his control must be perfect or he is going to have trouble

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:51:00 PM EST  

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