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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Returns to minors
OFHouston Astros  AAA
May 6, 2019
Fisher was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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As expected, Fisher will head back to Round Rock after serving as the Astros' 26th man during their two-game series against the Angels in Monterrey, Mexico over the weekend. Fisher went hitless in just one at-bat during his time with the Astros. He'll continue to toil away in the minors; through 20 games with the Express this season, he owns a .296/.380/.568 slash line with six homers and one stolen base.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2019
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2018
 
 
+78%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .739 50 3 1 9 1 .256 .320 .419
Since 2017vs Right .616 203 31 8 19 4 .180 .261 .355
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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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Since 2017
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .660 139 19 5 18 5 .210 .281 .379
Since 2017Away .616 114 15 4 10 0 .176 .263 .353
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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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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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Named 26th man
OFHouston Astros  AAA
May 3, 2019
Fisher is expected to serve as the Astros' 26th man for their two-game series against the Angels in Monterrey, Mexico, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Fine after early exit
OFHouston Astros  AAA
Shoulder
March 21, 2019
Fisher (shoulder) is fine after leaving Thursday's spring action early after making a diving attempt in the field, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Considered day-to-day
OFHouston Astros  AAA
Shoulder
March 21, 2019
Fisher is day-to-day with a shoulder injury and will be reassessed Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Exits with shoulder injury
OFHouston Astros  AAA
Shoulder
March 21, 2019
Fisher exited Thursday's spring game with an apparent shoulder injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Heads to minors
OFHouston Astros  AAA
March 19, 2019
The Astros optioned Fisher to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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