Right Handed Setup Man: JOSH FIELDS
Fields will likely be given first shot in spring training to be the secondary right handed set up man. Although, it is worth noting, other than Jansen, the roles in Dave Roberts’ bullpen are loosely assigned, and can change based on the matchup. Fields pitched to a 2.84 ERA in 57 games, struck out 60, and posted a most excellent 0.96 WHIP. Fields weakness, like Baez, was the HR ball. Fields served up 10 in 57 innings. Like Baez, he is another guy that throws gas, so that is a byproduct of his game. Fields pLI for 2017 was 0.91, a below average rating. To illuminate, Fields pitched well, but not always in the most pressure packed situations. To reiterate, this is not necessarily predictive of how Fields will fare next year, but it gives us an idea of what situations he has performed well in to date.