Derek Fisher

Position: OF
Born: 08/21/93
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the supplemental first round (#37 overall) of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .335 with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 60 games at Fresno (Triple-A) to go with 19 doubles for a .401 OBA and .608 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Fresno on June 14 when OF Josh Reddick went on the 10-day DL and RHP Jandel Gustave was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 06/14/17

Debut Details
June 14, in a 13-2 win over the Rangers. The starting left fielder, he batted eighth and went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored and two walks. In the second inning against right-handed starter Andrew Cashner with two out and no outs he flew out to left field. In the fourth inning, with one on and one out, he drew a walk and was stranded. In the sixth inning, in which 13 players came to the plate in a nine-run inning for the Astros, he batted twice. In his first at-bat against right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress he led off the inning with a home run to left center field. In his second at-bat, against right-handed reliever Dillon Gee, the third Rangers pitcher of the inning, he hit a two-out, line-drive single to right field to drive in Brian McCann. He advanced to second when Jake Marisnick was hit by a pitch and then scored on George Springer's double to center. In the eighth inning, still against Gee, he drew a walk and was stranded.

Player Notes
The University of Virginia product possesses that elusive blend of raw power, speed and a good eye at the plate, which helps explains his rapid rise to the big leagues. After hitting a combined .310 in 42 games in his pro debut in 2014 between two Short-Season A stops, he made his full-season debut between Quad Cities (Class A) and Lancaster (High A) in 2015, hitting a combined .275 in 123 games with 22 home runs, 87 RBIs and 31 stolen bases. In 2016, Fisher led the Astros organization in walks (83) as well as strikeouts (154, not unexpected with the big-time raw power), ranking second in the minors in intentional bases on balls (seven) as he hit a combined .255 with 21 home runs, 76 RBIs and 28 stolen bases between Corpus Christi (Double-A) and Fresno (Triple-A). When his contract was purchased from Fresno this week, he ranked among the minors league leaders in home runs.