Astros Call-Up Hot-Hitting Outfielder, Derek Fisher
The Astros started the season very well, actually it was historically good. They have scuffled a bit recently losing 6 of their last 8. Possibly looking for a spark, and the concussion to Reddick, led the Astros to promote the hottest hitter in the system, Derek Fisher.
Sources confirm the Astros have called up outfield prospect Derek Fisher from Triple-A Fresno. (@JBristolKHOU first reported.)
— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) June 14, 2017
Fisher was drafted by the Astros in the 1st round of the 2014 draft out of the University of Virginia. He joined the Astros system and immediately was one of the most talented players with a nice power/speed combination. Fisher hit .310 in his first taste of professional ball.
In 2015, Fisher split time between Quad Cities and Lancaster hitting .275 with 22 HR, 87 RBI, 31 SB. He followed the 2015 season with a solid 2016 splitting time between AA and AAA hitting a combined .255 but had 21 HR and 28 SB. Fisher entered the season ranked as the #83 prospect in baseball by MLB.com, though there were some concerns about strikeouts.
Fisher has had a tremendous 2017 season in AAA where he is currently hitting .335 with 19 2B, 16 HR, 41 RBI, 13 SB in 60 games. He had a stretch at one point of 35 games where he hit .383 with 11 HR. Fisher looks to fill the gap in the corner outfield spot and will add another dynamic bat in the lineup, similar to George Springer. He has the potential to be a 20/20 guy, maybe even more.
Congrats to Derek Fisher on the call-up and go Astros!
**Photo Credit: Kiel Maddox/Fresno Grizzlies**