Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Houston Astros
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed with the Astros in July of 2014.
Shipped back to minors
OFHouston Astros  AAA
August 15, 2018
Fisher was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
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Fisher was sent back to the minors following Wednesday's win over the Rockies in order to open up a roster spot for George Springer (thumb), who is expected to rejoin the Astros on Friday. The 24-year-old is hitting just .165 with a .601 OPS in 42 games with the big club this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+78%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .739 50 3 1 9 1 .256 .320 .419
Since 2016vs Right .620 202 31 8 19 4 .181 .262 .357
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .660 139 19 5 18 5 .210 .281 .379
Since 2016Away .622 113 15 4 10 0 .178 .265 .356
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
BB/K
0.12
 
BB Rate
5.8%
 
K Rate
48.8%
 
BABIP
.257
 
ISO
.228
 
AVG
.165
 
OBP
.209
 
SLG
.392
 
OPS
.602
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Enters for injured Marisnick
OFHouston Astros  AAA
August 11, 2018
Fisher entered Friday's game as a pinch runner and took over in center field after Jake Marisnick came up with an injured hamstring. He struck out in his lone at-bat.
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Back in big leagues
OFHouston Astros  AAA
August 6, 2018
Fisher was recalled by the Astros on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
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Returns from DL, remains at Triple-A
OFHouston Astros  AAA
June 2, 2018
Fisher (illness) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Saturday and optioned to Triple-A Fresno, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Set for rehab stint
OFHouston Astros  AAA
Illness
May 28, 2018
Fisher (illness) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Increasing baseball activities
OFHouston Astros  AAA
Illness
May 26, 2018
Fisher (illness) has gradually increased baseball activities, and the Astros are hopeful he can soon initiate a rehabilitation assignment, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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