Josh Fields was acquired at the trade deadline from Houston for 19-year-old Yordan Alvarez. Fields maintained a 2.79 ERA with the Dodgers as a contributor late in the season.
But now his velocity is down, and that’s never a good thing.
Josh Fields' fastball is a little short right now, Dave Roberts said. Sitting 91-92 when he's usually 94-95. Which accounts for 20.25 ERA.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) March 14, 2017
At this point, Fields faces an uphill climb to make the roster. The Dodgers may have more pitching alternatives than any other team in the sport. A disappointing March, coupled with the colossal red flag of losing speed, could send Fields to Triple-A.
Fields had a 6.89 ERA before the trade to Los Angeles, though he dominated in the minors with a 1.65 ERA. He has one option remaining.