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Position: P      Born: Aug 19, 1985      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

The Astros acquired Josh Fields with the first overall selection in the Rule 5 Draft in December 2012. Not to be confused with the former position player with the same name, the hard-throwing right-hander has become a fixture in the Houston bullpen. After struggling with injuries and the home run ball in his rookie season, Fields has turned into a dependable fireman for the Astros. His high strikeout rate (more than 11 per nine innings in 2014 and 2015) helped Josh accumulate nine saves and 19 holds in his first three seasons in the big leagues.