Stephen Fife Pitcher

     
 

Born: October 4, 1986
Boise, ID
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
College: Utah
High School: Borah HS (ID)

Photo courtesy of drivfan08

Links
Fire Brand Q&A (January 2009)
2009 Prospect Profile
Q&A with Stephen Fife
2010 Prospect Preview
2011 Prospect Preview

Traded to the LA Dodgers with Tim Federowicz and Juan Rodriguez in a three-way deal in which Boston also sent Chih-Hsien Chiang to Seattle, LA sent Trayvon Robinson to Seattle, and Seattle sent Erik Bedard and Josh Fields to Boston (July 2011)

Scouting Report
: Great pitcher's frame. At Utah, Fife worked middle relief in 2007 and earned a rotation spot for 2008.Two-seam fastball sits between 88-91 mph. Has a four-seamer with more velocity, but doesn't feature it. Great movement on his two-seamer, tailing down and in on righties. Also works in a biting 76-79 mph curveball and an improving 79-81 mph changeup. Relies mostly on his fastball, but has gone to his curveball as his out pitch on occasion. Working on improving the command of his curve, but has outstanding control overall. Really pounds the strike zone. Fife also has a slider in his arsenal that has been put on the shelf while he works on his curveball. Extreme groundball pitcher. Fares better against righties. Workhorse, went deep into games in college, maintaining velocity well. Ultimately, Fife has a high potential to become a major league pitcher, and whether or not he's able to become a starter in the bigs depends on how well he hones his secondary stuff. Somewhat jerky delivery with a lot of torque - snaps the ball as it comes out of his hand. Really came on as a draft prospect late in the 2008 NCAA season. Fife missed the first few months of the 2009 season with weakness in his throwing shoulder.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2006 Everett CC NJCAA JuCo --- 19 6 2 0.750 3.62 10 10 0 0 0 59.2 39 28 24   42 55 1.31
  2007 Utah NCAA Coll --- 20 6 2 0.750 4.43 17 6 0 0 0 63.0 77 34 31 3 31 53 1.71
  2008 Utah NCAA Coll --- 21 7 5 0.583 3.72 14 14 2 1 0 92.0 91 49 38 4 29 78 2.69
  2008 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 1 1 0.500 2.33 14 0 0 0 2 38.2 28 14 10 1 11 41 3.73
  2009 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 0 3 0.000 2.70 8 8 0 0 0 36.2 32 13 11 1 4 35 8.75
  2009 Salem Car A Bos 22 3 2 0.600 4.44 10 10 0 0 0 50.2 58 28 25 7 10 51 5.10
  2010 Portland East AA Bos 23 8 6 0.571 4.75 26 26 0 0 0 136.1 144 84 72 11 46 72 1.78
2011 Portland East AA Bos 24 11 4 0.733 3.66 19 18 0 0 0 103.1 107 47 42 7 37 70 1.89
  2011 Charlotte Sou AA LAD 24 3 0 1.000 4.01 6 6 0 0 0 33.2 36 18 15 2 15 25 1.67
  2012 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 25 11 7 0.611 4.66 25 24 0 0 0 135.1 157 85 70 13 44 93 2.11
  2012 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 25 0 2 0.000 2.70 5 5 0 0 0 26.2 25 8 8 2 12 20 1.67
  2013 Rancho Cucamonga Cal A+ LAD 26 0 1 0.000 6.75 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 6 4 3 1 1 3 3.00
  2013 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 26 2 4 0.333 6.03 10 8 0 0 0 37.1 46 31 25 3 21 33 1.57
  2013 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 26 4 4 0.500 3.86 12 10 0 0 0 58.1 69 29 25 7 20 45 2.25
  2014 AZL Dodgers Ariz Rk LAD 27 0 0 --- 1.50 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 3 1 1 1 0 5 ---
  2014 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 27 2 2 0.500 7.01 11 9 0 0 0 43.7 65 35 34 2 15 27 1.80
  2014 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 27 0 0 --- 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 4 3 1 5 5.00
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 11, 2008
Signing Bonus: $464,000
MiLB Debut: June 19, 2008 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
July 17, 2012 (LAD)
     
 

Awards
2010 Eastern League All-Star
Eastern League Pitcher
of the Week (August 30 - September 5, 2010)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (June 6-12, 2011)
2011 Eastern League All-Star

SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 6-12, 2011)

 

  

 
 

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