Derek Fisher is a very talented young baseball player. But he is an even harder worker – tireless, some might say.
Fisher’s work is beginning to pay off.
On Sunday, Fisher was promoted to the Houston Astros’ top minor-league affiliate, Class AAA Fresno of the Pacific Coast League. A 2011 graduate of Cedar Crest High School, Fisher had spent most of his summer playing for Houston’s Class AA club in Corpus Christi, Texas.
For the Hooks, Fisher hit .245 in 102 games, with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs. In 371 Class AA at-bats, Fisher also recorded 13 doubles, four triples, stole 23 bases and sported a slugging percentage of .431.
Fisher’s promotion to Class AAA also bodes well for his future in the Astros’ organization. While he is expected to spend the rest of the season with the Grizzlies, Fisher could get a shot to make Houston’s major-league club in the spring of 2017.
Fisher was selected by the Astros with the 37th overall selection in the 2014 MLB draft, following a successful junior campaign at the University of Virginia. He was rated as the 26th overall prospect in that draft.
Fisher was also chosen by the Texas Rangers in the 2011 MLB draft in the spring of his senior season at Cedar Crest. But he declined to sign and matriculated to the Cavaliers.
– Jeff Falk