Josh Fields Pitcher

     
 

Born: August 19, 1985
Hull, GA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2008 by SEA;
2nd round, 2007 by ATL
How Acquired: Acquired with Erik Bedard from Seattle in a three-way deal in which Boston sent Chih-Hsien Chiang to Seattle and Tim Federowicz, Stephen Fife, and Juan Rodriguez to the LA Dodgers
College: Georgia
High School: Prince Avenue Christian (GA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Selected by Houston in the Rule 5 Draft (Dec. 2012)

Scouting Report
: Medium-build over-the-top throwing righty. 92-93 MPH fastball that tops out at 95. On the straight side and lacks late movement. Struggles with the command and control of his heater. Issues stem from consistently repeating his release point. Due to straight nature of fastball, he must work down in the zone and on the corners against advanced hitters. Can pick spots to elevate past hitters when reaching back. Plus at times 76-81 MPH curveball with 12-to-6 break. In the lower end of velocity, curve is especially deep and shows tight, knee-bending break. With refinement and work locking in his release point, the offering can be a plus pitch. Now also working on using changeup more. Pitch varies in velocity between 69-76 MPH and floats to the plate without much fade. Slows down arm considerably when throwing it. Presently grades as a well below-average offering, but trying to refine it. Ceiling of 7th/8th inning reliever.

 
   
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2009 West Tennessee Sou AA Sea 23 2 2 0.500 6.48 31 0 1 33.3 33 33 24 2 22 36 1.65 1.64 9.72
  2010 West Tennessee Sou AA Sea 24 1 1 0.500 3.14 21 0 6 28.7 19 12 10 0 18 28 1.29 1.56 8.79
  2011 Jackson Sou AA Sea 25 1 2 0.333 2.77 20 0 3 26.0 17 11 8 0 19 26 1.39 1.37 9.00
  2011 Tacoma PCL AAA Sea 25 0 0 --- 6.23 9 0 0 13.0 11 10 9 2 13 13 1.85 1.00 1.00
  2011 Portland East AA Bos 25 3 0 1.000 3.12 9 0 1 17.3 10 6 6 2 10 25 1.15 2.50 12.98
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 26 3 3 0.500 2.62 32 0 8 44.7 30 14 13 4 16 59 1.03 3.69 11.89
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 1 0 1.000 0.00 10 0 4 13.7 8   0 0 2 19 0.73 9.50 12.51
  2012 Cibaenas DWL Wint Bos 26 0 2 0.000 12.00 8 0 1 6.0 6 8 8 2 7 8 2.17 1.14 12.00
  2013 Quad Cities Midw A Hou 27 0 0 --- 0.00 2 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.50 --- 9.00
  2013 Corpus Christi Tex AA Hou 27 0 0 --- 3.00 5 0 0 6.0 7 2 2 0 0 8 1.17 --- 12.00
  2013 Houston NL MLB Hou 27 1 3 0.250 4.97 41 0 0 38.0 31 21 21 8 18 40 1.29 2.22 9.47
  2014 Oklahoma City PCL AAA Hou 28 0 0 --- 0.00 3 0 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0.33 4.00 12.00
  2014 Houston NL MLB Hou 28 4 6 0.400 4.45 54 0 4 54.7 50 29 27 2 17 70 1.23 4.12 11.52
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2009 by John McMichen (SEA)
Signing Bonus: $1,750,000
MiLB Debut: June 15, 2009 (West Tennessee)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
April 2, 2013 (Houston)
     
  Awards
2009 Arizona Fall League Rising Star
2010 Arizona Fall League Rising Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - RP

 

  

 
 

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