Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Houston Astros
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Fisher managed to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he returned to Triple-A in mid-May after slashing .176/.222/.419 with four home runs and 37 strikeouts in 81 at-bats. The 24-year-old struggled similarly in 166 major-league PA in 2017. Houston only returned him to the majors last year for five at-bats in August, in which he struck out all five times. Fisher did not have a significant strikeout issue at Triple-A prior to 2018, but his rate ballooned to 30.2% at that level last season. The Astros brought in Michael Brantley in free agency to start in left field, so barring a monster spring training, Fisher will be back at Triple-A. Entering his age-25 season, he is looking more and more like a Quadruple-A bat, and he will really need to hit at Triple-A or get traded to get another extended opportunity in the majors. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Astros in July of 2014.
Sent to minors
OFHouston Astros  AAA
June 13, 2019
Fisher was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Fisher was sent back to the minors in exchange for a fresh bullpen arm (Rogelio Armenteros) following Houston's extra-innings loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. The outfielder will be a candidate to return when an additional bench bat is needed, though he doesn't figure to see many opportunities with the big club unless injuries hit.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+55%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+78%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .781 69 4 1 12 2 .283 .348 .433
Since 2017vs Right .612 243 39 9 21 7 .179 .263 .349
2019vs Left .892 19 1 0 3 1 .353 .421 .471
2019vs Right .574 41 8 1 2 3 .167 .268 .306
2018vs Left .937 17 3 1 5 1 .286 .294 .643
2018vs Right .527 69 10 3 6 1 .138 .188 .338
2017vs Left .644 33 0 0 4 0 .241 .333 .310
2017vs Right .668 133 21 5 13 3 .205 .301 .368
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+37%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .644 169 23 5 20 8 .207 .284 .360
Since 2017Away .655 143 20 5 13 1 .195 .280 .375
2019Home .569 30 4 0 2 3 .192 .300 .269
2019Away .778 30 5 1 3 1 .259 .333 .444
2018Home .646 47 8 2 7 2 .195 .255 .390
2018Away .549 39 5 2 4 0 .132 .154 .395
2017Home .667 92 11 3 11 3 .217 .293 .373
2017Away .658 74 10 2 6 0 .206 .324 .333
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Stat Review
How does Derek Fisher compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
11.7%
 
K Rate
23.3%
 
BABIP
.289
 
ISO
.132
 
AVG
.226
 
OBP
.317
 
SLG
.358
 
OPS
.675
 
wOBA
.304
 
Exit Velocity
93.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
8.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In some organizations, Fisher would be a prized prospect, embarking on a potentially prosperous career. However, not only are the Astros stocked at the major-league level, they have a top prospect, fellow outfielder Kyle Tucker, knocking on the Minute Maid Park door. Fisher didn't aid his cause, scuffling in his rookie campaign, slashing a meek .212/.307/.356 in 166 plate appearances. Adding to the disappointment, this came on the heels of a .318/.384/.583 start to the season for Triple-A Fresno. Like many young hitters, contact was Fisher's flaw as he fanned at a 33 percent pace. A corresponding 10 percent walk rate is encouraging, along with a history of fewer whiffs in the minors. Steals have been a contributing element to Fisher's game except for last year when he pilfered 19, three with the Astros. Fisher deserves a chance to see if his power-speed-combo can play regularly, it doesn't appear he'll get the opportunity with the defending champions.
The Astros have challenged Fisher with an aggressive promotion through the system, and so far, he's answered the call at every step. While he hit just .245 in 102 games with Double-A Corpus Christi in 2016, he got on base at a .373 clip on the strength of a robust 16.5 percent walk rate. Fisher added 16 homers and 23 steals (30 attempts) with Corpus Christi, earning a promotion to Triple-A Fresno for the final 27 games of the season. Although his walk rate plummeted in the small sample with Fresno, Fisher took well generally to the hitter-friendly PCL, upping his ISO to .215 and his average to .290. Now 23, Fisher probably needs another full season to marinate in the minor leagues, but by 2018, he may be polished enough to push for regular spot in the Houston outfield.
The 37th overall pick of the Astros in 2014, Fisher combines impressive power and speed tools with a good approach at the plate, posting a 23.9% strikeout and 11.8% walk rate in 398 plate appearances in the California League. The 22-year-old outfielder broke a league record that stood for 61 years with 12 RBI in his debut with High-A Lancaster and he finished the season with 16 home runs, 63 RBI, and 23 steals in 84 games with the JetHawks. Fisher, who was named to the AFL Fall Stars game after getting on base at a .375 clip over 15 games, should be the radar in dynasty formats as he prepares to open 2016 with Double-A Corpus Christi.
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Sits second straight game
OFHouston Astros  AAA
June 13, 2019
Fisher entered as a pinch runner in Wednesday's 6-3 extra-innings loss to the Brewers.
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Remains in lineup
OFHouston Astros  AAA
June 10, 2019
Fisher started in left field and went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Orioles.
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Could lose playing time
OFHouston Astros  AAA
June 9, 2019
Fisher is expected lose at-bats after the Astros announced they are calling up outfield prospect Yordan Alvarez.
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Ignites game-deciding rally
OFHouston Astros  AAA
June 5, 2019
Fisher went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run in Tuesday's 11-5 win over the Mariners.
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Leads off Sunday
OFHouston Astros  AAA
June 3, 2019
Fisher went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 6-4 extra-innings win over the Athletics.
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