• Full name Joshua David Fields
  • Born 08/19/1985 in Athens, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 191 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Georgia
  • Debut 04/02/2013
  • Drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2008.
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    Following his sophomore year at Georgia, Fields shined in the Cape Cod League, apparently setting him up for a high draft selection in 2007. However, command of his mid-90s fastball and low-80s breaking ball was too inconsistent during his junior season, scaring teams away. The Braves drafted him in the second round, but Fields opted not to sign and returned to Georgia for his senior season. When he returned to Athens, so did his command, and he is now considered the top closer in the country. He holds the Bulldogs' record for career saves and had struck out close to two batters per inning this season. His fastball still sits in the mid-90s, peaking at 98, and his hard downer curveball comes in between 81-83 mph. Scouts are still wary of command issues because his delivery is upright and has some effort. When he misses, it's up in the zone due to not being able to get over the rubber and finish his pitches. Also a concern is durability because of his slight build. When he's on, though, Fields has present major league stuff and the potential to be the first pitcher from this draft to reach the major leagues.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Seattle Mariners in 2011
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the Southern League in 2010
  • Rated Best Curveball in the Seattle Mariners in 2010

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